Saturday, June 17, 2017

money, money, money...

First, we would like to take this opportunity to send our thoughts and prayers to everyone in Alexandria, Virginia.

Violence is NEVER an option.

They say money makes the world go around.

I wouldn't know as I have no money...know why?

No pockets!
( I stole this line from Jerry Seinfeld )

But I'm okay with that, know why? Money gets you into trouble!

Most people get money and all they want to do is get more, the more they have the more they want.

There's never enough.

It's what caused the Great Depression, burst the housing bubble and  brought down the big banks in  2008.

It's why most people have way more debt than they ever should.

It causes families to rip each other to pieces.

It's been known to be the motive for murder.

My point is, money is tricky and money can make people stupid.

So we could go on and on about collusionconflicts of interest and obstruction of justice

But someone wise once said: " follow the money "

With all the investigations into Donald Trump and company, there are many paths you could follow.

We think we'll just wait and see where the money leads...

Have a wonderful weekend!

Noodle and crew


  1. Money and religion are the root of all evil and the start of most wars. I think this money trail will lead right to the bank of Russia.

  2. We agree!

    Same problem in the UK :(

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  3. Follow our money. Lots of our money goes to cat rescue groups and I think that's pretty darn good.

  4. It's definitely a crazy world out there.

  5. Hari OM
    Yup... patience will bring all - eventually... Hope your Sunday is a fine one... hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  6. Better to follow love, love, ❤️

  7. So wise Noodle--afterall money can't buy you love!

  8. We agree, sadly the world is more and more crazy ! Purrs

  9. Being cats, we don't have to worry about money much.

  10. We like to send our money to rescues and good causes. Happy Sunday!

  11. Money and worship thereof, well that is always going to lead to ruin. Now sending money to rescues is way better, morally and physically.
    Purrs, Erin

  12. Money can't buy Happiness its true,xx Speedy

  13. noodle....if we may quote pleez:

    'Too many people spend money they buy things they don't impress people that they don't like. --Will Rogers

  14. Money is the root of all evil. Love is sooooooo much better. You have a great evening.

  15. I agree with Marg, love is much better. XO

  16. Money is good. It is a lot easier than carrying around a bag of clamshells and everyone takes it in exchange for real stuff. But it is also bad because it makes some people act really strange and do bad things.

    Some people use it to make other people do things they don't want to do. Some people are so afraid of being without it that that never use it for good things in their lives.

    Some people use more of it than they have and are miserable and troubled.

    The first time I found myself with more than I needed one month, I put it in a jar. When there was enough in the jar, I brought it to a bank and earned money on my money (back when banks actually paid meaningful interest). Each time I got a raise in pay, I put half the increase into index fund stocks and enjoyed the other half myself.

    Eventually, I got to the point where I bought a house. I paid for the house after 10 years. That left more for both me and the stocks. I also had CDs and Savings Bonds. I arranged my credit cards so they were paid in full ever month (and for that, the company considers me a "cheater" or "deasbeat".

    The stocks crashed in 2008. So I traded in the CDs and Savings Bonds and bought more stocks. They tripled.

    I like my simple well-arranged house. I like my yard. I like my inexpensive hobbies. I prefer cooking a good meal for $5 at home over going to a noisey outrageous restarant. This year's $10 hot movie will be free on cable next year and just as good then. My 11 year old Toyota Highlander is in great shape with 27,000 miles on it. Every day at home is like a vacation day since I retired.

    Money is NOT "the root of all evil". Evil is what you do to get it, what you do to get too much of it, or what you do with it after you have it.

    I read a quote from a now-poor professional athelte how mentioned a $40,000 party he threw saying "I could have had just as much fun for $4,000". Well, yeah, or $400! Its not the spending, it's the friends.

    I had friends who were earning good salaries. They sepnt every dime they earned every month on vacations, cars, and entertainment systems. Some of them lost those good jobs and lost their houses and cars. Some were forced into retirement and have little. Some were savers like me and have enough.