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Father’s Day, Graduation, Financial Planners and some Random Thoughts

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Father’s Day is upon us, have you thanked your Dad for all the light he got ya? Have you told him how great it was to have the heat on? Have you just called him to say, “Thanks Dad”? What the heck are you waiting for? Your Dad always told you to tell your Mother what a great job she was doing, and your Dad made sure you got your Mom a Mother’s Day gift (and didn’t forget your Mom’s birthday either), so give the big man a slap on the back and maybe a bottle of his favorite liquor. Thank the big man, but if you don’t he won’t mind, that’s what Dads do, they aren’t worried if you forget them, that is the way we roll in the Dad world.

I got to watch my investment pay dividends with my oldest daughter graduating from University this week (from the same school that produced David Chilton, I found out). I got to drive around my old stomping grounds of Waterloo with the 80’s hits cranked out on my radio (if you saw a Laredo with a guy with grey hair singing along with Billy Idol‘s Dancing with Myself, that was me). Dads also enjoy watching their kids reach their goals, makes the Big Men feel good inside.

If you haven’t listened to Mostly Money, Mostly Canadian this week, go out and do it now. Preet has a very good interview with “Kevin” about how not all Fee-based Financial Planners are equal. There seems to be a view that if  you pay for the service, you are guaranteed that it will be good, this kind of disproves this.  Father’s don’t like bad financial planners, the Big Men don’t like clowns fooling with our money.

Lots of Tom-Foolery in Ottawa in Parliament, with spending reports about MPs and Senators by the Auditor General coming out, and now the budget marathon discussions. Dads really don’t like government folks over-spending and acting like fools, that’s the Big Man’s money they are messing with, stop fooling around and do your damn job!

If you are still stumped about what to give the Big Man remember my Sure Fire Father’s Day Gift List, and if that doesn’t work, buy your Mother some flowers, your Dad will appreciate it, The Big Man is Happy when the Little Lady is Happy!

Weekly Recap

With all the running around this week, I was lucky to get any posts out:

Links for the Week

It was heartening to know that Canada Post can deliver packages even without proper mailing addresses (and irregardless of the package content), what is the postage for a human foot?:

The Ultimate Father’s Day Video

This is the greatest Father’s Day video ever. Anybody who doesn’t view this as the ultimate Father/Son moment just doesn’t understand Dads:

If you don’t get a tear in your eye, you are a hard soul


  • Preet June 18, 2012, 5:40 AM

    Thanks for the double mention!

    It was nice cruising in the “slow” lane at 140 km/h on the way to Le Mans. I would’ve gone faster, but we did indeed end up with a Citroen C1. Even when pinning the accelerator it slowed down going up slight hills.

    • bigcajunman June 18, 2012, 8:18 AM

      Couldn’t get a Ferrari from AVIS? Next time see if they have a McLaren in the back?

  • The Blunt Bean Counter June 17, 2012, 2:26 PM

    BCM- I was out of town this week and could not figure out what the heck you were talking about by your comments on my blog. I thought I had spelled Rob’s last name wrong or something. Now I get it, but you are confused [as usual :)]

    Rob mentioned me in his Reader, but Preet had an aticle Tues in the Globe in which he quoted me. (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/retirement-rrsps/why-wait-watch-your-kids-enjoy-their-inheritance-now/article4253078/?cmpid=rss1)

    Please dont confuse me more than i am to start with 🙂

    • bigcajunman June 17, 2012, 3:55 PM

      You got mentioned by BOTH!!! Son of a … gun! You are a lucky Son of a Bean Counter!!! Wow.. nobody speaks of the Clown Prince of Personal Finance (except in hushed tones).

  • My Own Advisor June 16, 2012, 6:30 PM

    Thanks for the mention BCM. What? Preet is not racing this weekend? 🙂

    I got a laugh out of your comment above, about my post. You want rates to rise as well eh?

  • Joe June 16, 2012, 1:39 AM

    Thanks for the mention. Happy Father’s day and congrats on your daughter’s grad. As for your Trent-bound daughter, I think she’s making a great choice (I’m exceptionally biased per that card in my wallet). If you have any questions about Peterborough, housing (on-campus or off), transportation, courses/profs (my knowledge in this is mostly limited to business/econ, or Trent’s colleges, you’ve got my email!


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