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Things I have written that I thought was funny (at the time).

FIRE retire at 40

Retiring at 40 FIRE!

What does FIRE mean to most folks? Retire by 40? But which 40 are we talking about here?

Investing: And He’s an expert!

Garth Turner’s commentary about Nortel shows that most talking heads about most topics usually end up talking out of both sides of their mouths (eventually).

Chutzpah in Job Interviews

Chutzpah is robbing someone and then threatening to have them arrested for vagrancy. This kind of moxy can be seen in many places, but always know how to pronounce the word.

How to Motivate Savings

Consumers rarely do anything unless they feel they get something out of it. I keep wondering what savings motivating system banks could put in place?

Canadians are notorious for loving rewards systems, where they can accumulate points for later purchases, maybe something like that? A points system that would pay more monthly, the more money you had in your savings account?

I think I am on to something here, if banks paid people these points that they could use to purchase things, that might motivate people to save more money.

A Savings Motivating Refinement

What if this point system allowed you to swap points for money? Better still what if you didn’t accumulate points for having more savings, you accumulated money? Money that would be added to your account balance, and then the next month you might accumulate more money because of this added money?

This is possibly the greatest idea ever to motivate consumers to save money, isn’t it?

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