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The Clown Prince of Personal Finance and Random Thoughts

I had a lovely evening out this week with the N.C.F.B.A. crowd, as well as special guest visits by Rob Carrick and some new friends from  Horizen ETFs who spoke of many things with us, and as usual, I had a great time. Preet seems to be the ringleader of our happy mob these days (if there is an actual leader), and as leader, he has given me my role in the group, “… comic relief …”. That was his response to me when he was talking about our group and the expertise that it encompasses (in his defence it was in response to a query I made about, “What is my role here?”). Thus I am now “The Big Cajun Man, Clown Prince of Personal Finance”, wonder if I should get business cards made up with my new title? Do I have to buy big floppy shoes (well, my shoes are already big)?

Strikes continue on in Montreal, I have a problem with the complaints about the increase in tuition fees, given I am already paying two kidneys and part of my liver every year to keep my kids in school, but I guess they have their own points of view.

A new expression was coined for those who want to investigate the alternate mortgage market, I will now reference them as “Off, Off Broadway Mortgages“, for those who are not sure what I mean, do some research, it is an apt description.

In other news a noted ETF fund company is considering creating a new leveraged  investment product based on tuition fee levels at Universities (the rumor’ed name is the BCM fund). Their plan is to privatize the University system and allow investors to buy in.

Weekly Recap

I had some fun this week with a couple of topics, which I enjoyed writing about, but a quieter week for my writings, even though the markets look like they are lining up to have another roller coaster ride this summer!

And thanks to those who added me on Twitter I am now over 1050 folks who follow me, holy cow!  If you join my “Twitter Posse”, you might notice I am also re-Tweeting some posts from the French Media as well (hell, if I am learning the language, shouldn’t we all?). I don’t think I am at the level of being officially bilingual in the eyes of the Federal Government, but I am getting close.

Check out my facebook page as well (but no I won’t be buying Facebook stock because of this either). The page includes many different posts, not just my own (kind of like this Friday post, but all week-long).

A busy financial week in the world, with a few folks finding a few less controversial topics to discuss:

Other Bookkeeping

Clown Prince of Crime
The Clown Prince of Crime

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Fun Quotes from the Clown Prince

“Can’t rely on anyone these days, you have to do everything yourself, don’t we! “

  • The Joker – the real Clown Prince of Crime

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  1. BCM- In a world of drab, cookie cutter blogs usually lacking in originality, to be humorous and insightful is a good thing, embrace it. Tune in same channel, same time next week for the escapades of the Clown prince

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