///Coming Soon: My Best Financial Tip///
November is Financial Literacy Month. In its honour, the Blogs for Financial Literacy campaign is asking Canadian bloggers to share a blog post titled “My Best Financial Tip“ on November 15th. Crazy cool part: there will be a random draw and the winner will get $500. I plan on participating — now I just need to figure out what the heck my best financial tip is.
November is going to be a busy month. I plan on growing a moustache for Movember. But I’ll be forced to shave it off near the end of the month in time for my partner’s birthday (her annual birthday wish). November is also National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month — a disease that, out of any cancer, truly needs more awareness (so it can get research funding — money talks).
///Catherine a.k.a. “Hurricane Cat-rina”///
Cat must have heard my “best financial tip”:
Next week, Dr. Wood pics!
- Nelson of FU fame did a roundup on LenPenzo.com and therein mentioned last week’s post on saving energy.
///Tweet(s) of the Week///
@kattancock Alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and gasoline. All the important stuff.
— TimelessFinance (@TimelessFinance) October 26, 2012
Money-Smart Keyword Award goes to:
dalton mcguinty complaints
Pull up a chair. Let’s chat.
Money-Stupid Keyword Award goes to:
negotiating leon’s furniture after sale
Yeah, cause that’s the best time to negotiate a purchase: afterward.
lol wut? Keyword Award goes to:
i feel like a cyborg
Notably missing keyword to SEO-optimize this post by increasing the keyword density:
best financial tip
The real reason I’m looking forward to the American Election Day:
1. I randomly stumbled across this article that features the “doodles” of various US Presidents. Apparently sitting in high level meetings is about as boring as sitting in low level meetings.
2. According to science, the average Twitter user is smarter than the average Facebook user. The scary part: I’m old enough to remember headline studies that revealed the average Facebook user was smarter than the average MySpace user. Pre-2008, almost all of Facebook’s users were post-secondary students (smarter or not, they have higher IQs than the average). Now, Facebook is just a representative sample of society (except some under-representation of the 70+ crowd). I think Twitter attracts relatively fewer simpletons, for various reasons (it involves interaction with concepts/ideas/thoughts, it isn’t replete with pictures, and it lacks Facebook’s obnoxious games).
3. I wish that every third-world backlink spammer who contacted me to offer a “100% original guest posting” would bother to read this article first: “Guest Posting Etiquette“. Nelson and I share the funniest spammer requests/demands/threats with each other.
4. The article “How to make the most of compound returns” has a solid thesis: “You’re not saving enough, idiot.” Wealth is a function of capital, time, and return. A lot of sheeple think they can under-invest and trust the market to fill in their retirement plans’ gaping holes. Not so.