Why hello there, and welcome to my blog. Today I offer you the chance to travel back circa 6th grade and divulge the secrets of being YOU. In other words, it’s time for a rousing game of Financial Mad Libs! (crowd goes wild) If you haven’t seen the start of it over at Punch Debt In The Face, I highly recommend checking it out – everyone’s doing it.
So sit back, relax, and get ready for some crazy awesome mad-libbing! It may sound a little silly at first (because it is), but you just might learn something today. At the very least, you figured out a way to waste even more time @ work ;)
Financial Mad Lib: J. Money
Hi my name is J. Money. I currently have 17 dollars in my wallet. When I started managing my finances I was worth $58,769.65, and now have a net worth of $95,149.11. I currently work for a start-up and have been doing it for 6 years. I make roughly $80,000 per year. I want to have $1 Million waiting for me when it comes time to retire. Aside from learning about finances, I really enjoy flying to new places. I think the world would be a better place if idiots didn’t exist. I had a chicken quesadilla for dinner last night and it was bar food. I have had 10 significant others over the course of my lifetime (counting awkward middle school relationships). One thing that makes me different is that I smell my food & drinks before I consume them. Now that I’m done with this mad lib, I think I’m going to get back to work before I get caught.
So what do you say there, up for the challenge? You don’t have to fill out all the blanks if you don’t want to, but the more you do the more refreshing it feels (& you can always go anonymous!). Just be sure to drop it in the comments or link back when you’re finished so we can check it out :) Thx again debt ninja!
Financial Mad Lib: You
Hi my name is (blank) . I currently have (blank) dollars in my wallet. When I started managing my finances I was worth (blank), and now have a net worth of (blank). I currently work (blank) and have been doing it for (blank) years. I make roughly (blank) per year. I want to have (blank) waiting for me when it comes time to retire. Aside from learning about finances, I really enjoy (blank). I think the world would be a better place if (blank) didn’t exist. I had (blank) for dinner last night and it was (blank). I have had (blank) significant others over the course of my lifetime (counting awkward middle school relationships). One thing that makes me different is (blank). Now that I’m done with this mad lib, I think I’m going to (blank).
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