Wacky Video and Thanks, Week Ending 09 March 2013

Mar 10, 2013 by

selecting a wacky videoOkay, I’ve been debating with myself since I started this series of posts whether to use the video below. It’s rather famous, so you may have already seen it. If not, please heed this WARNING: This video includes a huge number of f-bombs and innumerable other obscenities. Please don’t watch if this is going to offend you!

The star of the video, Jack Rebney , known simply as Winnebago Man or The Angriest Man Alive, became the subject of a documentary after this video achieved something like cult following status. (I’ve seen the documentary and recommend it. I think you’ll be shocked and delighted by the real Mr. Rebney.) Some Rebney quotes—mainly “will you do me a kindness”—and allusions to Winnebago Man are sprinkled through many mainstream movies. The video below comprises outtakes from a Winnebago training video which Mr. Rebney struggles to narrate.

Remember—if you’re offended, you’ve been warned!

Please send me your nominations for the week’s Wacky Video. I’ll give you credit if I include your pick here.

Thank You!

  • The 59th Carnival of Retirement, hosted by Midlife Finance, featured my article “IRA Contribution Limits“. Socking away the maximum amount of cash you can each year into tax-advantaged accounts like IRAs is an important goal. And the limit changes most years; keep up to speed so you can work your 2013 contribution into your budget.
  • Eric at the blog Narrow Bridge Finance chose my post “Hit by Credit Card Surcharges?” for the Carnival of Personal Finance #399. Starting this year, retailers are allowed to pass on to you the “swipe fee” they’re hit with by VISA and MasterCard. This could add 4% to your tab!
  • I got more “ink” in the @techauditcom Daily’s March 8th edition. I think somebody over there likes me. 🙂 My deconstruction of a CNBC interview with TD Ameritrade’s Tom Bradley—”Stock Huckster at Work“—continues to generate buzz. I had a lot of fun writing this post, take a look.
  • Brick By Brick Investing’s Marvin chose my “Roller Coasters and Retirement” for the Carnival of Financial Planning B. You really should take a look at the S&P 500 Index 63-year chart in this post and then reflect on how your savings are invested.
  • The Wealth Builder Carnival #116 included my piece on capital gain rates, post-fiscal cliff resolution, “New Capital Gain Tax Rates“. To help in your planning, know the tax rate you’ll pay under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 on long-term capital gains.

Thanks friends for spreading the Money Counselor word!

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