August 20, 2008, 6:00 am

Famous (and not so famous) Songs and Finance

by: The Financial Blogger    Category: Personal Finance
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When I wrote this post, I was actually in a middle of one of my MBA classes. I was feeling kind of bored (come on! It’s 35 degrees out there and we just came back from a good beer on the top of a good restaurant!). Then, I decided to open up my laptop and let my imagination vogue. So here’s a post about songs that was in my head at that time and their link with money (sometimes, I had to work hard to find on ;-)). But I’m sure you are going to enjoy it ;-D

I kissed a girl and I liked it – Katty Perry.

Okay, a song about a girl’s experience with another girl is definitely not related to personal finance right away 😉 However, if you take the song on another side; you never know if you like something until you try it! This is a very good advice for your career. Promotions often come from passion and happiness at work. Try different things in order to find your way. But I hope your employer won’t mind it 😉

Katty Perry

System of a Down

Ddevil – System of a Down

“Stupid people do stupid things, smart people outsmart each other”. Rich people always make more money while competing against each other. The will to achieve always a bigger goal will bring you more into your pockets. Don’t do stupid things so nobody can treat you as such 😉

Stuck in a moment – U2

This classic is definitely a pure translation of the feelings you get when you trade the wrong stock or you lose 20% of your investments in a single week. You always get stuck in that moment of fear and wish you can go back to change things. In fact, you should learn from your mistake but never regret them. Mistakes are what make you human (and poor when they occur on the stock market!). However, if you learn from them, you will become a better investor.



Pink Floyd

Another Brick in the Wall – Pink Floyd

“Hey teacher! Leave the kids alone!”. Yup, they should leave our kids along with their theory and show them some good financial education. I’m not saying that we don’t learn anything at school, but I think that personal finance should be part of any academic program.

Our society would become so much prosper. Simply imagine if somebody would have tell you about the power of compounding interest at the age of 12 how rich you would be at the age of 40?

Rockstar – Nickelback

While I am not a big fan of Nickelback, I liked this song since it makes me dream about all the crazy things I would do if I was rich (I would certainly by the Montreal Canadiens! And probably build a golf course around my mansion so I can play everyday!). Dreaming is the very first step of planning 😉 No dreams, no goals. No goals… non plan!


Marilyn Manson

The Beautiful People – Marilyn Manson

“The weak was once there to justify the strong”. Always remember that when you buy a stock on the market and you are telling yourself “what a dumb ass, the other guy is selling me a stock at such cheap price”, the other guy thinks:” I just made a good profit out of another clown! This stock is going nowhere”.

But in the end, there always be a winner and a loser. This is the nature of the beast: the market is the sum of trades that balance each other.


Yikes! I better get going back to class now… I hope you enjoyed this moment of inspiration 😉

Image sources: Katy Perry, System of a Down, U2, Pink Floyd, Nickleback, Marilyn Manson.

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