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I got tagged by David Drucker!

And the deal is: come up with 5 ideas for courses you’d take … if only they were offered! The courses have to be something that will ‘fix up your life’ in one way or another. Since I’m a money coach, I thought I’d think of money-oriented courses I’d take.

Revenge on the Phishers

This course will teach you how to hunt down, skewer and permanently put out of commission (possibly including bodily damage to the offender) the originators of those phishing e-mails we get. Besides the original offense, it’s also an insult: we’re not that stupid.

Warranties 101

Some warranties are worth paying to extend. Some are a waste of money. This course teaches you how to distinguish between the two.

Diplomatic Relationships: Family and Money

hi-mom-send-money.jpgEver wished you could tone down Christmas, yet keep the spirit alive with your family?

Ever secretly wished your adult child would pay you back the down payment you helped with 10 years ago?

And what about that secret credit card debt your spouse thinks you don’t know about?

This 25 year program will help you navigate the diplomatic difficulties of money and family.

ATMs: beat the system

Banks need to pay fewer tellers since they implemented ATMs … so why do they need to charge us $1.75 every time we use one from another bank? This course teaches the dark arts of beating the ATM system. For more information, quote the secret password ATMFEESSUCK.


Inside the Mind of Alan Greenspan

This guy is a spooky legend in his own time. “Inside the Mind of Alan Greenspan” leads you into the unmapped territory of Greenspan’s mind on economics, gdp, interest rates, politics, intuiting the mood of the entire US population, and very, very, very complex mathematical equations. 3 PhDs prequisite, preferably in Math, Physics and Psychology.


OK, I tag these 5 :  Lowell Ann,   NetChickMiss 604MoneyRelations, and MJ!  You’re it!  come up with 5 fix-your-life type of courses you’d take if they were offered…. and tag 5 more.

About the Author

Imagine if Canadians were known for being all over their money. Engaged. Proactive. Getting out of debt. Savvy. Saving. Generous. Nancy wants to help. Nancy started her own journey with money over 15 years ago, and formed her company “Your Money by Design” in 2004 to help others along the same path. It’s not the usual financial advising/investment stuff. It’s about taking control of day-to-day finances –managing monthly cashflow effectively, spending appropriately, getting out of debt, saving. If you're ready to take control over your finances, pop by her business site, YourMoneybyDesign.com


  1. That is so imaginative. I have to put my creative thinking cap on.


    Oct 05, 2007
  2. One method for beating ATM fees: Get a bank that doesn’t have branch offices (for example an investment bank or an online-only bank). As they don’t have any ATM’s of their own, they often refund your ATM fees from all banks’ ATM’s.


    Oct 05, 2007
  3. I’m it! Well now Nancy, you’ll see the things that would improve my life are varied and really earth shaking. Here are my courses:
    1. How to convince the world that print needs to be larger…or …. How to find wonderful, convenient, cheap magnifying glass collections. Who can read phone books, maps, instructions on bottles these days?
    2. How to grow food on my balcony. Vegetables that love pots.
    3. How to convince people it’s good to make reservations before the last minute. Especially when the caterer needs confirmation three days in advance.
    4. How to use up a 20 year fabric stash in one week. It’s got to be creative and fun!
    5. How to handle composting when you live in an apartment …. or …. How to handle guilt trips.


    Oct 21, 2007


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