Lighter Side


The financial markets generally are unpredictable. So that one has to have different scenarios.. The idea that you can actually predict what’s going to happen contradicts my way of looking at the market.” – GeorgeSoros.

ist2_378740_money_down_the_toilet.jpgYou aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy.” – Garth Brooks.

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the “game.” – Donald Trump.

My formula for success is rise early, work late and strike oil.” – JP Getty.

I owe much; I have nothing; the rest I leave to the poor.” – Francois Rebelais.

It is only by not paying ones bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes.” – Oscar Wilde.

I don’t mind going back to daylight saving time. With inflation, the hour will be the only thing I’ve saved all year.” – Victor Borge.

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” – Dorothy Parker.

When buying shares, ask yourself, would you buy the whole company?” – Rene Rivki.

Into The Real World:
Recently launched into the “real world” and shocked by the expenses that came with it, Bob was complaining about the high cost of car insurance. “If you got married,” teased his friend Brad, “the premium would be lower.” Bob responded, “But wouldn’t that be like buying an airline just to get free peanuts?”

Borrowing:
Borrow money from a pessimist – they don’t expect it back. 😉

I was tagged Anna at Box 1715 for 8 random facts8listslogo1.jpg

1. Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

  • When I first did the bungee jump I had a note “please feed my dog if I dont come back” in my pocket.
  • My favourtie all time movie is The good, The bad and The Ugly.
  • I still miss Binzo, my dog whom I lost nearly fifteen years back.
  • My faourite word is still MAGIC.
  • I and Osama Bin Laden share the same bithday 10th March, my friends say that explanins a lot 😆
  • My daughter is now eight years old.
  • When John Lennon was 11 years old he thought he was the best ever born, I thought the same, but no one else seemed to think so.
  • I am allergic to gravity, wish I could fly.

Now I am tagging Zakman , SmartWealthyRich , Jag , Adam , Boston Brat , Shane , RobWatts , UrbanMonk .

funnymoney2.jpgBuy land. They’ve stopped making it.” – Mark Twain

Money won’t buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries of a large research staff to study the problem.” – Bill Vaughn

I made my money the old fashioned way. I was very nice to a wealthy relative right before he died.” – Malcolm Forbes

If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves, there wouldn’t be enough to go around.” – Christina Stead

I finally know what distinguishes man from other beasts: financial worries.” – Jules Renard

A letter from a college student

The parents of a Northwestern student who just headed back from holiday received this letter: Dear Mom and Dad: Univer$ity life i$ $o wonderful! Cla$$e$ and $e$$ion are intere$ting, my cla$$mate$ are the be$t! But after $pending all my ca$h on Chri$tma$ pre$ent$, I am in a little need for $ome $pending money for book$ and $uch. But I don’t want to $end the wrong $ignal$ home.

Insufficient Funds

A
young college co-ed came running in tears to her father. “Dad, you gave me some terrible financial advice!” “I did? What did I tell you?” said the dad. “You told me to put my money in that big bank, and now that big bank is in trouble.” “What are you talking about? That’s one of the largest banks in the state,” he said. “There must be some mistake.” “I don’t think so,” she sniffed. “They just returned one of my checks with a note saying, ‘Insufficient Funds’.”

Saving money
Mother had decided to trim her household budget wherever possible, so instead of having a dress dry-cleaned she washed it by hand. Proud of her savings, she boasted to my father, just think, Fred, we are five dollars richer because I washed this dress by hand. Good, my dad quickly replied. Wash it again!

Economists report that a college education adds many thousands of dollars to a man’s lifetime income – which he then spends sending his son to college”. – Bill Vaughn

He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money”. – Benjamin Franklin

funny_money.jpgOur incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and to trip”. – John Locke

I‘m so naive about finances. Once when my mother mentioned an amount and I realized I didn’t understand, she had to explain: ‘That’s like three Mercedes.’ Then I understood”. – Brooke Shields

If hard work were such a wonderful thing, surely the rich would have kept it all to themselves”. – Lane Kirkland

Someone stole all my credit cards, but I won’t be reporting it. The thief spends less than my wife did”. – Henry Youngman

There’s no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can’t do any business from there”. – Colonel Sanders

Financial Joke:
A tour guide was showing a tourist around Washington, D. C. The guide pointed out the place where George Washington supposedly threw a dollar across the Potomac River. “That’s impossible,” said the tourist. “No one could throw a coin that far!” “You have to remember,” answered the guide. “A dollar went a lot farther in those days.”

Being successful:
A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

I was tagged by Shane (zoomstart) to join in on a meme, who in turn was tagged by Rob (yack yack). This is not the first time I have participated in a meme, the first one was Blog Apocalypse. This one as the heading says is the challenge to write a post about why I blog. You know how these things work. You write whatever the meme calls for and then you tag 5 more people to do the same thing to keep it going.

22.jpgWe all have our own special ways how we relax, and that includes me.

This photo here depicts one of the two ways how I relax — throw caution to the winds and be totally carefree!

My other way of relaxing is — you guessed it — blogging.

I was stuck in Bahrain’s notorious traffic once again the other evening, and I found my thoughts wandering to blogging, and why I do it. Several explanations popped into my head, including money-making, impressing my new boss, or my neighbour’s teenage daughter, killing time, a reason to learn PHP and CSS, what not.

All my expertise in lying to myself wouldn’t help me accept any of these explanations. There was something else. And just as the traffic started moving again, the answer came to me.

You see, an artist likes to see his signature on his painting. A writer is passionate about his name in print. A copywriter will stare at his creative ad for ages. All of them have something in common — they are expressing themselves.

I see a kind of quiet satisfaction when something I have to share is made public for others to read — whether they accept it or reject it, that’s none of my business. My concern is for the serene happiness it gives me when I hit the bed every night.

I asked myself, if my goal was to make $15,000 per month from blogging, and if someone offered to pay me the same amount every month for doing nothing, would I stop blogging?

No, I wouldn’t. Certainly not. It’s not about money. It’s something money can’t satisfy. In my case, it’s simply called passion. A passion for expression.

Now I am Tagging Zakman, Jag , Boston Brat , Christy’s Coffee Break , Adam

Until next time, Cheers 😀

A woman proudly told her friend, “I’m responsible for making my husband a millionaire.” “Well what was he before he married you?” the friend asked. “A billionaire.”

061117_ask_for_money2.gifA dollar per point
A professor was giving a big test one day to his students. He handed out all of the tests and went back to his desk to wait. Once the test was over the students all handed the tests back in. The professor noticed that one of the students had attached a $100 bill to his test with a note saying “A dollar per point.” The next class the professor handed the graded tests back out. This student got back his test, his test grade, and $64 change.

A man being mugged by two thugs put up a tremendous fight! Finally, the thugs subdued him and took his wallet. Upon finding only two dollars in the wallet, the surprised thug said “Why did you put up such a fight?” To which the man promptly replied “I was afraid that you would find the $200 hidden in my shoe!”

When people ask me if I have any spare change, I tell them I have it at home in my spare wallet.” – Nick Arnette.

Ever wonder about those people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backward” – George Carlin.

There were times my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and tell if it was heads or tails.” – Spencer Tracy.

Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.” – Errol Flynn.

It is pretty hard to tell what does bring happiness; poverty and wealth have both failed.” – Ken Hubbard.

A man explained inflation to his wife thus: “When we married, you measured 36-24-36. Now you’re 42-42-42. There’s more of you, but you are not worth as much.” – Lord Barnett.

sainthood.gifA man can never have enough of socks, women and cigarette lighters. Did I forget money?”
Zakman

Money isn’t everything but it sure keeps you in touch with your children.” – J. Paul Getty

Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That’s how rich I want to be.” – Rita Rudner

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.” – Woody Allen

When you’ve got them by their wallets, their hearts and minds will follow.” Fern Naito.

All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.” Spike Milligan.

Money is something you have to make in case you don’t die.” Max Asnas.

It’s better to give than to lend and it costs about the same.” Philip Gibbs.

If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.”
– Dorothy Parker

Financial Joke: The Stock Report

Helium was up. Feathers were down. Paper was stationary. Knives were up sharply. Pencils lost a few points. Hiking equipment was trailing. Elevators rose, while escalators continued a slow decline. Light switches were off. Mining equipment hit rock bottom. Diapers remained unchanged. Shipping lines stayed at an even keel. Balloon prices were inflated. And batteries exploded in an attempt to recharge the market.

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