Lighten Up! Enjoy Your Time Online!

    October 26, 2000

This week I did what we all do occasionally, I “hit the wall” in my marathon run for online success, That point in the race that feels like you have smacked face first into a solid brick barrier and can’t possibly continue on.

So I stopped for a break, it’s all I could do. I had to have a little fun, lighten up, enjoy myself a little! So I started playing online! It’s the way I used to feel when online – a little frivolous and playful. What did I do?

I played hooky from serious web work and I went surfing. I have a project that I do just for fun, one that causes little or no stress, an activity that makes me remember why I became a webaholic in the first place. As a matter of fact, this is where I play often and it’s the first web site I ever designed, the coolest domain name I ever reserved and the least concerned with making money I get.

Ironically, it’s called and it began life as a project for a beginning web design class I was taking four years ago. I began that course with very little serious in mind and that is the direction my class project took on. I began collecting web graphics on the theme of money and finance. I got a local service provider and a dial-up account and carefully followed the course instructor to designing a successful web site. It isn’t.

But I’ve never had so much fun on a computer as the time spent scouring the web for free graphics on the theme of money! This fits in perfectly with my love of money quotes from famous folks and quotable sources. That enjoyable past-time blended seamlessly with the collection of finance related humor and finally dollar related trinkets and money novelties. I now have a collection of the best money related jokes, quotes, trivia, novelties and web graphics available on the web and I’ve loved every minute of the time spent building this little money fun house!

I’m always very happy to drop in there to review the biblical quotes on wealth, riches and money or to add the latest money quote from the news of the day. (Don’t hesitate to add yours.)

It’s never made a cent and not only do I heartily invite everyone by for a good chuckle, I give away money while I’m at it! Yeah! The Real Deal! Drop by and pick up a few bucks. I’ve never had so much fun and I think you’ll love it too. Take a break and lighten up a little!

Money Graphics and Clip Art:

The Real Deal:

Famous Money Quotes:

Biblical Money Verses:

Money Jokes:

Money Trivia:

Rumination on debt:

Lighten up, take a break, have a laugh and don’t miss playing with the fun javascript toy on the jokes page. 😉

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