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!
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.
Now it’s your turn…
In what ways can you make your finances more fun?
Do you know any good (and clean) cheesy jokes? I’d love to hear them.
Tell me in the comments below.