Funny Money

Apr 25

I love being silly and telling cheesy jokes.

To prove it to you, here’s one: What’s Forrest Gump’s Gmail password? 1forrest1

Get it?  Run Forest run!  1forest1!

Lol! 😆

Contrast to daddy jokes; finances are dull and boring. To most of us, there’s nothing exciting about budgeting or spreadsheets.

And to make things worse, most of the financial pro’s our there are as dry as doorknobs.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

You can find humor and silliness in anything you do — and, yes, that includes balancing your chequebook.

That’s what James Cunningham did.

His financial literacy program, Funny Money, has gotten thousands of high school kids (hard to get interested in anything that’s not an iPhone) to become totally engaged in learning important money lessons.

And that’s a valuable lesson for me and you. Us adults, magically morph into distractable teenagers just thinkin’ about our finances. We’ll answer “important” work emails, do the dishes, and watch paint dry just to avoid dealing with our money.

So how can do you infuse fun into your finances?

The truth is, we all have different senses of humor, and you’ll have to develop your own way.

But to give you an example, here’s one thing that I do: When I’m working on my spreadsheet (boring,) I say “pchewww” when hit enter (funny.)

To you that might seem weird. But for me, that’s comical. And that silliness keeps me engaged.

Here’s the bottom line: If you can discover little ways to transform the monotonous financial stuff into something fun and entertaining, you’ll be a thousand times more likely to do it.

Let’s wrap this up with one last daddy joke: What do you call a fake noodle? An Impasta.

Lol!

Now it’s your turn…

In what ways can you make your finances more fun?

Or…

Do you know any good (and clean) cheesy jokes? I’d love to hear them.

Tell me in the comments below.

About The Author

Hi, I'm Avraham (pronounced Av-Rum.) I'm a reformed spender, financial coach, and the founder of Avraham Byers Financial (I'm better with money than coming up with company names.) In a funny and non-preachy way, I teach people how to take control of their finances without giving up their smoked butterscotch lattes.

14 Comments

  1. Rachel
    April 25, 2018 at 2:36 pm · Reply

    Ha, I love your posts Avraham – so refreshing!

    Off to inject some fun …..

    • Avraham Byers
      April 25, 2018 at 2:41 pm · Reply

      Thanks Rachel! I glad you enjoyed it. Do you know any good jokes for me?

  2. Johan Friesen
    April 25, 2018 at 2:43 pm · Reply

    a couple were both celebrating their 60th birthday when suddenly an angel appeared to grant each of them one wish since they had been so lovely to each other. the Lady goes first, I’d like to travel all over the world with my husband to see the beautiful scenery’s and “poof” the ticket were in her hand. now it was her husbands turn, I would like to be married to woman 30 years younger than me and “poof” he was 90 years old… “careful what you wish for.

  3. Rochelle
    April 25, 2018 at 2:50 pm · Reply

    I don’t even know what that was, but it was funny! I actually laughed out loud.

    I have a joke for you (2nd grade):

    Q: Why do gorillas have big nostrils?
    A: Because they have big fingers.

    Oh, I know you’re laughing!

    Also – thanks for the always great advice and posts!

    • Avraham Byers
      April 25, 2018 at 5:28 pm · Reply

      You’re right, I am laughing! I’m going to use that one for sure.

      So glad to see you here Rochelle!

  4. doreen
    April 25, 2018 at 2:57 pm · Reply

    i echo rachel’s comment…love your posts!

    thanks so much for sharing your insights, and, your humor. love that you say ‘pchewww’ each time you hit ‘enter.’

    i’m not a joke person. they seem to jump out of my brain as soon as i commit to remembering them-i’m sure there’s some psychological/spiritual reason for this. however, i did look up a joke to share…

    ‘why are italians so good at making coffee? because they know how to espresso themselves…’

    🙂

    • Avraham Byers
      April 25, 2018 at 5:31 pm · Reply

      Doreen, what do you mean that you’re not a “joke person?” That was a great daddy joke.

      Here’s another coffee joke for you:

      Q: How are coffee beans like kids?
      A: They’re always getting grounded.

      Lol! ☕

  5. Matthew Latimer
    April 25, 2018 at 7:49 pm · Reply

    The pope flies in to Toronto and says to the limo driver ‘Please let me drive, I’m always being driven around in Rome.’ Not knowing what to say, the limo driver says ok and gets in the back of the car.

    Travelling down the highway, a policecar pulls over the limo for speeding. The senior cop sends out the junior cop to issue the ticket. The junior cop comes back to the car not having issued the ticket. The senior cop says ‘whats the problem? why didn’t you issue the ticket, who’s in the car anyway?’

    Junior cop says ‘I don’t know, but the Pope is driving HIM!’

    • Avraham Byers
      April 25, 2018 at 8:14 pm · Reply

      Thanks for that one Matthew!

      The great thing about that joke is that you can substitute anyone in there. For example, you can say Bruce Springsteen or Oprah is driving the car. 😉

  6. gcai
    April 25, 2018 at 11:02 pm · Reply

    ok maybe I’m weird but I don’t find the “money stuff” tedious at all – I love it went I see nice happy numbers telling me I’m (very) solvent and continue to be FI. That said I love a good joke, even a corny one. 🙂

    • Avraham Byers
      April 25, 2018 at 11:16 pm · Reply

      That’s awesome! And we also have corny jokes to share with each other. Yay!

  7. Augustine
    April 27, 2018 at 2:02 am · Reply

    From that day on, if I was goin’ somewhere, I was runnin’…

    Thank you Avraham

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