Cinco de Mayo, The Avengers, and Friday Money Thoughts

Brent Pittman —  05/04/2012

 Bandera de Mexico

If you’re reading this, you’re chained to a desk working or you’re a relative (Hi family!) It’s spring and a Friday and you should be outside, or buying your tickets for The Avengers, or making your Cinco de Mayo plans. Hopefully you’ll get to do all three this weekend is you should choose. Here’s some fun Friday reading for you!

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is not an American excuse to drink beer. Well, for many that’s true, but in Los Angeles and many Mexican-American communities it is a chance to celebrate their Mexican heritage.

Mexico defeated France at the Battle of Puebla (but lost the war). It was a big deal at the time. 7 more things you may not know about Cinco de Mayo.

Left Coast Guides to Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo Guide for Los Angeles 

Another Los Angeles Guide for Cinco de Mayo

San Diego 

Cinco de Mayo in San Francisco

Third Coast Guide to Cinco de Mayo

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in Austin, Texas 

Parque Zaragoza in Austin

10 Free Family Friendly Cinco de Mayo Events in Austin, Texas

East Cost

NYC Cinco de Mayo Parties & NYC Food Trucks

Chicago

Please, Celebrate responsibly. 

The Avengers

The Avengers is one of the most anticipated movies in geekdom this year. . Multiple superheros fighting together to save the earth. You can even watch it in 3D. With an estimated budget of 220,000,000 (IMBD), it is sure to be a big box office hit.

The Avengers Official Trailer #2

Random Friday Money Thoughts

  • If I don’t believe in debt, is investing in bonds (a debt instrument) immoral or unethical?
  • How much money does Google make per second?
  • Would $75,000 make me happy?

What are your weekend plans? Any responses to my random money thoughts? 

Photo Credit Esparta (Creative Commons)

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Brent is a financial coach and writer looking for the perfect donut. He believes personal finance should be both fun and accessible to anyone willing to learn.