Today, I’m refreshing a weekend post that turned 12-years old this week.
We need it.
I thought it was relevant in 2008, but it is even more so in 2020.
If you can relate to this, I’d appreciate it if you could also turn back the clock to 2008 and leave a comment. (Blogger love comments – it makes their day.) Also, consider spreading the video (and this article if you choose) on social media.
Like almost all of my weekend posts, I try to highlight something that’s not necessarily related to personal finance. Maybe it’s a small detail of something that’s going on in my life. Earlier this week, I was driving to the store to do some shopping and I heard an unusual song. It caught my attention because I would categorize it as rap, but I don’t listen to channels that typically play rap. Perhaps it’s a lot like one of my favorite bands, Cake, that mixes in spoken word within the song.
I went home and found the video on YouTube. I showed it to my wife and she agreed that it was even better than the song itself. What do you think:
The video is not loading on my phone, so here’s a link to YouTube
That’s a great story about the paths that you can choose… how power can corrupt… how you can choose to create, build and help people… there’s lots of great symbolism.
This is the reason why I miss MTV showing music videos.
A Look Around the World of Personal Finance
Continuing along with this historical look, I decided to preserve what used to be called “link round-ups”, which were highlights from partner blogs.
Only one of these blogs is still active – Million Dollar Journey. Interestingly, their article from June 25, 2008 is titled, “RBS Predicts a Global Market Crash.” It begins: “I read a report from RBS predicting that there will be a global market crash could come at the end of summer/beginning of fall 2008.”
I’ve removed the links that no longer link to the exact article, but a surprising number of blogs are still serving (even if they are dormant).
And now some links from The Money Writers:
- Looking for that the perfect ten year mortgage ? Head on over to My Dollar Plan for break down of one that’s pretty close.
- 9 ways to save without breaking a sweat over at Brip Blap this week is a pretty good read. I especially liked the idea of the change jar. It is amazing how much money you rack up that way. Also if you’re really savvy and have grandkids they’ll love you for giving the jar to them.
- We keep seeing the prices rising at the pump and it hurts. Money Smart Life offers us a way to save money on gas – small, easy gas saving tips take a big bite out of high gas prices .
- Generation X Finance gives us a reminder to keep your beneficiaries up-to-date this week. While a difficult subject, it is still important to tackle it and not leave the matter to begin another day.
- Why is it that I hear that the cost of an average wedding is 20K? My neighbor’s son got married recently for 15K and still they had to do their own flowers. Ridiculous! Control your wild wedding costs! set up a wedding budget by Digerati Life sheds light on the subject.
- You have heard of easy money, but sometimes it is hard to find it. Well the Sun’s Financial Diary says you could make hundreds of dollars by referring people . Some of it you’ve already seen like Revolution Money Exchange and some of it you will not have seen.
- Million Dollar Journey remarks on RBS’ prediction of a global market crash . Fear mongering or truth? You decide.
Links from other great blogs:
- The Zebra gives some great ideas on how to save during a crisis.
- Flexo points out that the IRS now allows you to deduct miles at 58.5 cents each. This is helpful for my wife, who occasionally drives pretty far for her work. We expect they’ll update their reimbursement to match. Perhaps this should have a regional aspect to it as well.
- No Credit Needed reports on StreetRead – an interesting new site for stock quotes and financial information .
- Mighty Bargain Hunter has found a great site to share with all of us who love to eat out. You get $35 in Restaurant.com gift certificates for only $4. Perhaps the prices at the gas pump won’t hurt so much with this sweet deal.
- More gas-saving tips are offered this week by Free Money Finance on top of Money Smart Life’s post. These pertain more to trip taking than every day.
This article was originally published on Jun 28, 2008 at 09:50
I could tell before I opened this post what you were going to discuss. I love that video/song! Very powerful!
Lazy Man says
I didn’t disguise it well, did I?
Love that video/song, it definitely holds up to repeat viewing. Thanks for sharing it.
I miss the days of MTV’s great music videos, too. They missed a bet by not starting up YouTube themselves, didn’t they? Would have been a natural online expansion of their franchise…
Definitely an interesting song, I heard it several times before I watched the video.
My interpretation was that the song was a comment on the current government, “driving with no handlebars”.
The video adds another idea, two paths diverged in a yellow wood….
I was pretty sure the song was about sex..
Adam Wilson says
It’s great to find some useful videos on youtube. That site has come a long way since the beginning. You site looks great. I really like the consumer protection drop-down