I don’t know what was going on this week but I can’t believe the number of videos I saw that were oceanic in nature. Did you see them? I do love some big blue ocean, so it made me want to look them up so I could watch again (I originally saw them on the TV news).
They lead me to other fantastic sea videos which I loved so much, I wanted to share. So not to worry folks, if you missed seeing great marine life videos this week, or want to see them again, plus more, I’ve got you covered.
Besides, Discovery Channel is starting their advertising campaign leading up to Shark Week which starts August 10 so this will rev you up for that. Don’t get Discovery because you canceled cable to save money? Well then, you’re in for a treat.
But since this is a personal finance blog, I need to keep things relevant and that was not hard to do. First watch the video, and then I will tell you what this video is saying to you in personal finance terms.
So we are gonna have a whale of a time and there’s even a special photo taken by moi that I am proud to share amongst this fabulous collection of videosl
Did you see that? She took your eyes off prize just for a short bit and then missed the opportunity to see the complete double breach jump. Um ya…., that’s like if you finally put your money where your mouth is and bought Apple (Disclosure: Short AAPL ha ha) in March this year at $75 even though it was lower than $60 for a bit in April and June of last year.
On the positive side, she’s got it on video and with a selfie to boot! That’s gotta be worth some money!! [Personal note: we took the same boat tour in September 2011 but didn’t see one whale]
Not Checking Your Money
Did you see that at 39 seconds? Maybe it’s hard to see the whales, I dunno. Apparently the pilot didn’t see it but only avoided the landing because of the antics of onlookers on shore. I would have thought that in an area where whales are quite common, you would be checking for these carefully as you land. What does this remind you of? How about not checking your bank balance before you use your debit card so that you don’t go into overdraft?
This was reported as a ruse put on my The Discovery Channel to raise excitement of their upcoming shark week. Was it brilliant or slimey? Slimey as in when you do your homework to check out all the prices on a new TV, decide to buy from one place and find out the salesperson neglected to tell you that the wall bracket costs extra. Ya? But then you bought the TV anyways, right? I mean it is SHARK WEEK after all.
You’ve got a whale of a financial problem, it’s ugly and “you’re in the bottom of the ocean alone”. (You feel like) you’ve got no one to help you, no one you can talk to, but if you can figure it out and pull it off what a story it will be. Anyone else feel like that? No one? Just me?
Well truth be told, I used to feel this way. Now that I’ve started blogging I feel like I have people to talk to. Lots of people. Thank you.
Does your budget and frugal living sometimes make you feel like you’re on the periphery and not having fun? It’s like you are looking at everyone playing, like the pelicans, but not able to partake.
Don’t let your frugal living put you on the bench. There’s lots that you can do that doesn’t cost money. I, for one, am just thrilled by all these on line videos I can watch for entertainment purposes. It’s not the money you can’t spend, it’s the money you choose to save that’s important.
Witnessing something unexpected is like winning a prize or getting a bonus that you didn’t expect. You can’t believe you are witnessing this. You’re in the right place and the right time and it feels so good.
Celebrate small financial wins in a joyous manner. They will happen, and probably when you least expect it.
Leap into Investing
You have a lot of built up anticipation before you finally make your first investment in equities. You think it’s going to be good but it’s also kind of scary. The suspense is quite real. Hang on for the ride, but don’t get freaked out by all the ups and downs.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
I have a confession. I’m afraid of big fish. And by big fish I don’t mean any big fish, I mean humongous groupers. Aren’t they the ugliest looking things? Well after watching that video and now that I know they are an endangered species, I feel kind of sorry for them and now I think they are kind of cute. It’s a bit like feeling sorry for the Joneses. I mean, they don’t realize their money is going to be extinct if they keep on spending the way they are.
Mr. Pay Day Loan
Mr. Pay Day loan is courtesy of moi, although The Irishman will say he took the photo but I do think he is mistaken. He was found off the shores of Cozumel while we were scuba diving. Great place to scuba dive. Mr. Pay Day Loan found some unsuspecting
divers borrowers to lend money to and I caught it on camera.
So there you have it, all your money concerns illustrated by oceanic situations. Have you ever heard the expression “You can’t fight the ocean“? Well that’s true, I totally agree with that. But as far as personal finance difficulties go, you can fight ‘em tooth and
*Note: The first three videos are the ones I saw on the news this week that spurred this post.
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