A Lap Of The Blogs

If you are new to WhereDoesAllMyMoneyGo.com, every Friday I run a post called “A Lap Of The Blogs” which provides links to articles I found interesting and think that others may want to read for themselves. I also sometimes include some commentary on what’s going on in my personal life and a weekly “racing video” since my former life was in the auto-racing industry. The name “Lap of the Blogs” is in reference to “A Lap Of The Gods” which is an old video series which chronicled on-board footage of the world’s greatest F1 drivers lapping various racetracks from around the world. NOTE: you have to visit the actual website to see the embedded video – it may not appear in your email. Just click on the title of the email to see it…

Hopefully everyone realized yesterday’s post about the new FAT and FLAT ETNs was an April Fool’s joke, but I hope I didn’t give anyone any ideas in the industry! :)

This week’s roundup will be exclusively prank posts…

From Around the Joke-osphere:

Arguably one of the most famous pranks pulled was that of the BBC which had many people convinced that spaghetti grew on trees and was harvested in the spring. Here is a link to a copy of the original broadcast from 1957!

Dan Bortolotti, who writes CanadianCouchPotato.com introduces his new advisory service for investors: Passive-Aggressive Solutions.

Michael James on Money explains the scourge of dihydrogen monoxide.

This Week’s Racing Video

Following the theme of April fool’s pranks, this video shows one of the greatest racing drivers of all time, Michael Schumacher entering a soap box derby (wooden carts with no engines essentially) with a special cart which had a tiny silent motor. The crowds were mesmerized by his blinding speed and no-one could explain it. Everyone was completely duped… Click here to view the video and have a great weekend everyone!

Preet Banerjee
Preet Banerjee
...is an independent consultant to the financial services industry and a personal finance commentator. You can learn more about Preet at his personal website and you can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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  • Michael James

    Thanks for the mention. Almost everything about your post yesterday seemed plausible. Even the sky-high MERs each month are plausible in the sense that the industry would love to collect them. Maybe you should actually create funds like this and piggy-back onto time share seminars to sell these funds to the same people who buy time shares.

  • Canadian Couch Potato

    The bogus ETNs were one thing, but I can’t believe you Rickrolled us.

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