Interesting Reads: May 2, 2009

The most hilarious thing I read this week were these little known Chuck Norris facts from the Epicurean Deal Maker via Felix Salmon

Little-known Chuck Norris Fact:

Chuck Norris does not mark to market. The market marks to Chuck.

More: Chuck Norris does not go bankrupt. Chuck Norris ruptures banks.

Source of hedge fund survivorship bias?: Funds that pay Chuck Norris 2 and 20 survive; others don’t.

Private equity: Chuck Norris does not believe in leverage. Chuck Norris believes in crowbars.

Investment banking: No-one defers Chuck Norris’s compensation.

Capital structure: No-one subordinates Chuck Norris. All his equity is preferred.

If Chuck Norris devised the bank stress tests, not even the Treasury Department would survive.

On to the other interesting stuff around the blogosphere:

1. Best High Interest Savings Accounts In Online Banking by The Digerati Life

2. Why Join A Credit Union? Why I’m No Longer a Traditional Bank Customer by The Smarter Wallet

3. Local Towns Making Their Own Currency By Weakonomics

4. First Point in a Series: Dave Ramsey by Bad Money Advice

5. Retail Clinic – A Safe and Cheap Health Care Option by MoneyNing

6. Investor Mistakes – Constant Refresh by Investing School

7. Lessons and Ideas from Benjahim Graham – by Jason Zweig

8. Bankruptcy Cramdowns Defeated in Senate by Baseline Scenario

9. Save Money on Flowers for Mother’s Day by Cash Money Life

10. Is Optimism All It’s Cracked Up To Be? By Naked Capitalism

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