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Funny Finances Episode 3

Chuck emailed me to share this story:

It was a nice afternoon so a man decided to walk home from work instead of taking the bus as he usually did.

When he got home he proudly announced to his wife that he had just saved them $2 by walking home and not taking the bus.

His wife – not impressed – said, “You idiot. You could have saved us $20 by not taking a cab!”

Back in January, I actually used a variation of joke in a guest post for Budgets are Sexy about why how much you save is more important than how much you spend. It remains one of my favorite posts, so check it out.

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Funny Finances: Episode 2

A city boy moved to the country and bought a donkey from an old farmer for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the mule the next day.

The next day, the farmer drove up and said, “Sorry, but I have some bad news. The donkey died.” “Well, then, just give me my money back.” “Can’t do that. I went and spent it already.” “OK, then, just unload the donkey.” “Whatya gonna do with him?” “I’m going to raffle him off.” “You can’t raffle off a dead donkey!” “Sure I can. Watch me. I just won’t tell anybody he’s dead.”

A month later the farmer met up with the city boy and asked, “What happened with that dead donkey?” “I raffled him off. I sold 500 tickets at two dollars apiece and made a profit of $898.” “Didn’t anyone complain?” “Just the guy who won. So I gave him his two dollars back!”

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Funny Finances: Episode 1

Not that you need more of an incentive to be happy on a Friday, but enjoy!

A man walks into a bank in New York City and asks for the loan officer. He says he is going to Europe on business for two weeks and needs to borrow $5,000.

The bank officer says the bank will need some kind of security for such a loan, so the man hands over the keys to a new Rolls Royce parked on the street in front of the bank. Everything checks out, and the bank agrees to accept the car as collateral for the loan, which is at an 8.0% annual interest rate

An employee drives the Rolls into the bank’s underground garage and parks it there. Two weeks later, the man returns, repays the $5,000 and the interest, which comes to $15.36.

The loan offer says, “We are very happy to have had your business, and this transaction has worked out very nicely, but we are a little puzzled. While you were away, we checked you out and found that your are a multimillionaire. Why would you bother to borrow $5,000?”

The man replied, “Where else in New York can I park my car for two weeks for 15 bucks?”

If you have a personal finance related joke and would like to take part in this series, send me an email. Everyone will laugh and I’ll give you the credit your deserve.