Hey Kids! Having trouble understanding what the heck is going on in the world of high, middle, and low finance? Can’t tell your ISDA from your IOSCO? Couldn’t find Fannie Mae with BOTH hands? Thinking about clicking that link from the UK National Lottery Sweepstakes, or buying that really cheap stock you just got an e-mail about? Maybe you’re thinking about an exciting new career as a rebate processor?
I know what you’re thinking: Finally! A skeptical blog dedicated to critical thinking about finance, markets, and economics! At last I’ll be able to safeguard those huge piles of cash I’ve earned from my skeptical lifestyle! I bet you’d pay $40, $50, or even $60 a month for this kind of quality information and analysis, but guess what – if you act now… er, uh, when the blog comes online, that is… anyway… it won’t cost you even $29.99 (audience: “ooooooh!”). No, not even $19.99 (audience: “aaaaaahh!”). Due to the huge volume of skeptical economic information rattling around our brains, we can bring you this fine new blog absolutely free! (Audience: “No way!” “It can’t be!” “Will there be nudity?”)
To answer that last question: Yes! If the naked truth about finance is what you’re after! (Ha ha. Thanks. I’ll be here all week. Twice on Saturdays.)
So keep your eyes peeled and your hands firmly on your wallets, because we’re just about there. Who is behind this brilliant plan, you ask? All will be revealed when the new blog opens for business. Watch this space for more!
So, uh, seriously, while I’ve been entering this post, I’ve received no less than 4 new ‘get rich quick’ e-mails. And with the financial markets melting down around us, what better time to finally get this friggin’ blog on the road. Please, no applause. Just throw money.