Certified Financial Poetry v.3
This is Steve Wolff, the Certified Financial Poet. I heard this great little kids song called, “Planning Ahead” by the Lolliwinks.
Ok, so my taste in music is a little unorthodox, but hey, so is financial poetry. But the song gave me the idea for today’s poetic masterpiece titled:
Forget Johnny Rivers,
Just make a plan Stan
Retirement planning is just so boring,
There are other things you could do
Facebook, shopping, golf, TV
Just to name a few.
For some, playing cards is lots of fun,
A lot of people play bridge
But make a plan for the rest of your life?
You spend more time staring into the fridge.
A financial plan for your retirement years?
You devote more time planning vacations
But a plan to make sure you don’t go broke,
You’d prefer surgical heart ablations.
You spend more time watching infomercials,
Than planning the rest of your life.
It’s obviously more important,
To get Snuggies, a Bowflex and a Ginzu knife.
Having money to cover your lifespan?
Your thought is you’ll just play the lottery,
Of course, if that scheme doesn’t work,
It’s your choice to live life in poverty.
Take time to think hard on your future,
You’re probably going to be ‘round
Don’t listen to old Johnny Rivers,
And end up on the poor side of town.
Course there’s always another solution,
So your finances won’t fall apart,
You can always make your ends meet,
As a greeter at your local Wal Mart.
I hope you liked today’s certified financial poem and will share it with others. You can find more of Certified Financial Poetry and some other great financial videos on our blog at wwmfinancial.com.
You really need to hear the “Planning Ahead” Lolliwinks song, so I’ve provided a link in the video description below.
Thanks for tuning in and remember, “Always take the road less travelled.”
(Here’s the link to the Lolliwinks Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrgxtdTEt2Y )
Steve Wolff is a Financial Advisor and Managing Partner at WWM Financial in Carlsbad California.
He can be reached at 760-692-5190