Tuesday #TRUTH Day in Pictures

I’ve been coming across a TON of hilarious, yet true, pics when researching articles for Rockstar Finance, so I thought today I’d do a little less talky, and a little more pictur-y. Minus that last blurb I just did on the new $100 bill coming out ;)

We’ll start with my favorite one, courtesy of Punch Debt in The Face:

dont buy stuff cant afford

And then this next one by The College Investor:

stay lazy my friend

Then another awesome one at The Bluebird Patch:

two ways being rich

And lastly, this one I just found randomly on Tumblr:

baby throwing moneyI think what this little boy is saying is “Get a budget! Don’t throw away your money!” ;)

And that’s it for this chapter of Tuesday #Truth Day… If you’d like another way to waste 5 minutes of your life, check out this list of 54 best animated gifs from 2012 BuzzFeed put together… Nothing to do with finance, but definitely to do with funniness ;)

Stay lazy, my friends!

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    1. J. Money October 8, 2013 at 11:14 AM

      Haha yes, good find! If only people PAID ATTENTION to it too ;)

  1. Laurie @thefrugalfarmer October 8, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    LOVE the one of the kid throwing the money out the window. That was us for years, which kind of makes me laugh, and kind of makes me really PO’d. :-)

    1. J. Money October 8, 2013 at 11:15 AM

      At least you’re now out of that habit! Sometimes people never figure it out :(

  2. Free Money Minute October 8, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    What simple and obvious recommendations that very few people have the fortitude to follow. I can handle staying lazy and piling up the retirement cash!

    1. J. Money October 8, 2013 at 11:17 AM

      That’s the one that really hit home with me the most actually. I sometimes forget how *powerful* it is to invest and then walk away and let it do its thing. One of these days I really need to go back and move all my investments around so they’re set up for a more passive investing strategy…

  3. Cat @ Budget Blonde October 8, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Bahaha how could you get mad at the little one throwing money out the window? She is just sooo cute!

  4. John S @ Frugal Rules October 8, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Lol, I LOVE that first one. So simple, yet dead on right. And investing…definitely something I am cool being lazy with.

  5. Michelle October 8, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Haha I love all of these!

  6. Anna Newell Jones October 8, 2013 at 10:30 AM

    LOL. These are pretty freaking great! ;)

  7. Stefanie @ The Broke and Beautiful Life October 8, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    These are fantastic. Blogger question: What are the legalities of reposting these kinds of viral images on the blog? Are they in the public domain?

    1. J. Money October 8, 2013 at 11:23 AM

      An excellent question indeed, Stefanie :) From everything I’ve read, it seems a lot of these are incredibly hard to track back and thus the best you can do is link to the source you found them on (or just not post them up at all). Especially with those animated gifs that catch fire and then get spread a million times a day. I tend to stray away from posting a lot of these up just cuz it’s such a gray area, but every now and then (like today) I give in and do my best to link appropriately :) I would love an absolute answer on this though, so if you ever come across one please let me know!

  8. Martin October 8, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    I will never understand why people buy things they can’t afford… now I must return to washing my Ferrari!

    1. J. Money October 9, 2013 at 10:47 PM


  9. Kyle | Rather-Be-Shopping.com October 8, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    These are great! I am a total lazy investor and invest solely in index funds and mutual funds but they have done well in recent years. Clearly the most interesting man in the world would beat me down for it, then hopefully buy me a beer and set me straight.

    1. J. Money October 9, 2013 at 10:48 PM

      Maybe that’s how the most interesting man in the world got to be the most interesting man in the world? The freedom all that index investing gave him allowed him to go out and spend his time learning how to be so damn sexy! Errrr… Interesting!

  10. Jacob | iHeartBudgets October 8, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Lawl. I love the last one, I could definitely see my kid doing this…..you know….with our stacks of cash laying around…

  11. Micro October 8, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    And that boy later became known as the first person to “make it rain”. I have to say my favorite is the 2nd one. It’s helpful and humorous.

  12. D October 8, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Please tell me you (or anyone!) recognizes the baby video as Spanky from The Little Rascals! It is an early one, but still!

    1. J. Money October 9, 2013 at 10:50 PM

      HAH! Nope! Man I haven’t thought about that movie in a while… Nice work, though :)

  13. Suzanne October 8, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    There’s nothing better than a kid throwing money out the window. Love it!

  14. Christine @ ThePursuitofGreen October 8, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    Went to an Indian buffet for lunch….and been lazy ever since:P Haha nothing like stuffing myself and then lounging round. I hope my future kids don’t learn to do what that kid is doing!

  15. DC @ Young Adult Money October 8, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    The little kid throwing money out the window is amazing! Nice find.

  16. Connie @ Savvy With Saving October 8, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    haha first one, so true!

  17. Ben @ The Wealth Gospel October 9, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    Haha love the little kid throwing money out the window. Probably at a group of peasants below.

    1. J. Money October 9, 2013 at 10:51 PM

      Or a financial blogger like us down there salivating as the bills fall into our pockets! :)

  18. Marissa@Financetriggers October 11, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    first and last! The first one is so spot on and that baby is adorable!

  19. Josh October 12, 2013 at 5:14 AM

    Hey J,

    That pic re: index investing got me thinking. If J$ agrees with the idea of index funds being “lazy investing”, what does J$ have in his portfolio??? I’ve always thought of index funds as a pretty solid choice when it comes to investing, but perhaps you could shed a little light on the situation.
    Cheers, good sir!

    1. J. Money October 12, 2013 at 10:33 AM

      Oh man, you don’t want to look inside my portfolio – it’s all over the place :) I’ve got handfuls of index funds in one area, and then individual stocks in the other (for when I’m feeling risky and more playful). Then of course all kinds of mutual funds interspersed throughout. I’m one of those people who believe in all kids of theories with investing, but what I *really* need to do one of these days is just take a look at them all and condense and make sure everything’s lined up exactly how I want it/it should be. It just bores the pants off me so I keep things the way they are (and I really can’t complain w/ the results too, since I’ve skewed aggressive with most things over the years).

      Whenever I get to that I’ll be sure to post about it :)