This video has been making the rounds on Twitter, and it’s absolute gold! Hilarious!
Particular points of lulz:
1) “I don’t want to pay fees.”
2) “I have $100k saved at 45 and want to retire at 50.”
3) “If you can’t help me reach my goal you must be bad at your job.”
It’s videos like these that make me realize that I could never be a financial planner. I mean, it would be fun, very fun, to help people reach their financial goals. But I can’t imagine having to put up with people like that day in and day out.
I am my family’s “financial planner” in that I manage my parents’ and sister’s retirement portfolios and allocation. They don’t fight me. Can one find enough clients that won’t fight you to build a business out of it? My guess is no. Mom, dad, sister–the bill’s in the mail!
Good stuff this week
Quit worrying about Greece and MF Global says dqydj.net (You need a pen name, bro). MF Global = no worries. Greece = oh snap!, in my view. Also, got a story with this one–I’ve been working to make a subsidiary of MFGlobal a client of mine. Exchanged a few emails and what-have-you before I realized they were an MFGlobal product. Ouch! Sorry, MFGlobal subsidiary rep. I wouldn’t want to talk about the future, either.
Focus on Both Sides of the Equation, says Nelson at FinancialUproar. He pokes fun at frugality, which is always fun.
Darwin fired the first shot, saying his health care premiums were rising by 43%. Shoot, it’s only November. Not good! We’ll probably see a lot more stories like this. Also, I like how Darwin slapped down a rise in the comment section. Made me laugh.
Gawker ran a story titled “The Most Anal CEO Ever.” Guess who it was about? Steve Jobs, duh!
The Dividend Pig wrote a post about how MSFT might be primed for a dividend portfolio. I tend to agree, given their ability to generate FCF. But they gotta stop doing this acquisition nonsense.
Salon.com had a cool story about a man who built a very valuable koozie business after being laid off in 2008.