The Friday Financial and Health Follies (FFHF) summarize the important financial and health issues of the week.
- Share the humor of the funny
- Make fun of the stupid.
- Highlight and explain new financial and health news-so you don’t miss it!
Welcome to another rousing edition of Friday Financial Follies, a full folio of fascinating facts and favorites for your reading pleasure/pain!
The focus of the news media this week was political, with stories on the circus known as the
primary silly season. In the days before cable news and instant web-based communication, it was not until the end of spring that the primaries were news outside the host state. Election news didn’t really go front page until the conventions in August. Then it faded into the woodwork again until 3-4 weeks before the November vote.
I already have election fatigue and I’m a political junkie…
The good news is that Europe’s woes seem to have faded slightly allowing the stock market to seemingly be affected by individual company profits, losses, or projections-weird huh! Stock picking may be alive and well in 2012. We will see!
Let’s get to what you’ve all been waiting on….(hey I can dream can’t I!)
The Friday Follies:
Art on Your Parts:
Penile tattoo causes permanent partial erection…. Does that mean he needs to meet a woman with tattoos- down there too ?? A match made in _____.
Living in 129 square feet-I wonder how their compost toilet smells?
Touching and Buying
Martin Lindstrom discusses the power of touch in our retail purchasing decisions. Interesting stuff. How can I get people to be able to “touch” my blog? How do online marketers improve their tactile offerings?
Sale, Japanese style!
Japanese department store has an “effin sale!” and if the “F” word offends you don’t go to the link, otherwise it’s pretty “effen” funny…
5 buck gas?
A thoughtful post on the likelihood of 5 dollar gas.
Say it ain’t so!
Twinkie maker going bankrupt? How will we get our sugar high? Maybe that will help folks with their New Years weight loss plans…
Losing a loved one increases the heart attack risk of the surviving partner significantly for the first few weeks after the loss.
Exercise in pregnancy
Vigorous exercise is becoming much more accepted during pregnancy. Rock climbing anyone?
Good Reads This Week:
Seth has a camera on my computer, I know he does…How else could he know?
Super Frugalette gives tips on how to handle a grinchy cheapskate spouse (hint it doesn’t start with calling them names like I did…)
If you are feeling down, James Altucher gives you twenty ways to feel better, keep the faith, rock on….. Good stuff from an expert at being down…
Pell Grants-if you are going to college check out Money For College Projects overview.
Repo-as in the take back man-check out Daily Money Shot’s review of the Lizard Lick show.
Money Beagle discusses the Amazon Prime pricing controversy. I didn’t know they streamed shows and movies….Guess I need to check that out.
Slow down, is the advice by Suba at Bucksome Boomer. Great advice, too often we don’t slow down until we don’t have a choice. It’s not nearly as much fun then.
Carnivals and Round-ups
Broke Professionals hosted the Yakezie Carnival.
101 Centavos- Round-em up reads.
Thanks for reading!
Thanks to all for reading, and hope you have a relaxing or productive weekend, or even a relaxing productive weekend….
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