And the winner of the silver quarter caption action challenge IS . . .
“Lets try again ..*I* get the house, the cars and the savings, *you* get five minutes to pack.”
Rebel bro, send me your addy – firstname.lastname@example.org. One silver quarter coming your way!
My personal favorite was 2nd place –
“I SWEAR! If I hear ONE MORE blonde joke…!”
Send me your addy, John. YOU get one, too!
A 1949 beauty:
I just read a great blog post on the recession we’re presently in, entitled “A Recession Handbook”. Then again, perhaps I think it’s great advice, because it’s similar to what I said in my Gold: Don’t Buy the Hype post. Either way, you at least gotta check the artwork for the blog post – cartoon dude running into a bunker-root cellar. The link is at the end, but this is the best paragraph:
Protect your pocketbook. Make paying down your debts a priority, counsels Garrett. Kill the credit-card balance as quickly as possible, even if you have to give up new clothes and nights out to do it. You can even draw down your emergency savings account to pay off the credit card, as long as you keep the card balance at zero after that. Then you could use the card in an emergency until you rebuild the fund. Apply for a home-equity line of credit, so it’s available for emergencies, but don’t use it. Consider refinancing your home mortgage while the Federal Reserve is holding rates down, especially if you have an expensive or risky loan now.
This is particularly sweet:
And don’t feel guilty about disappointing our nation’s leaders if you use the stimulus package to put your financial house in order. When that government check comes, probably sometime in March, don’t spend it. Use it to pay down your credit-card bill, or put it to work in your retirement- or college-savings account.
This line needs some lovin’, though – “Remind yourself that recessions are a normal part of a healthy economic cycle, and resist panic.”
Let me twist and expand it Ranger Man style – “Remind yourself that recessions are normal, but Great Depressions also happen. Couple any recession / depression with an avian flu outbreak and it’s a bad, bad world. Peak oil is coming. It’s only a matter of time. Build yourself a sweet pantry – stock it. Purchase in bulk and save. Rotate stock.”
The link to the post and cool art is here.
– Ranger Man