Worst money advice in songs

You may know all the lyrics to your favorite songs, but you shouldn't necessarily take advice from some of them. Here are a few lyrics with some less-than-wise financial advice.

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Aug 26, 2013 7:13AM
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Ahem.  The lyrics mentioned in the Pink Floyd Song "Money" were sarcastic; that whole song was a slam against the materialistic attitudes of "making it big"....jeez.  Know what you're talking about before making statements!! 
Aug 26, 2013 5:25AM
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I seriously doubt any of the songwriters consciously considered their lyrics to be financial advice. The fact MSN apparently paid someone to write such a dumb article represents some money lesson failure in itself. 
Aug 26, 2013 5:56AM
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This article was money will spent, MSN.

 

Memo to self: Never accept financial advice from MSN money.

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Well, I see the cows at MSN haven't a clue once again. People listen to these great songs because it's great music, they don't listen to them for sound financial advice. Get a clue.
Aug 26, 2013 6:36AM
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You dumb MSN morons, it's called sarcasm...it's not the actual advice you stupid idiots..
Aug 26, 2013 5:01AM
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Most retarded article ever. Especially when they bash on great classic rock bands, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Grateful Dead ect.....besides i dont listen to them for financial advice.
Aug 26, 2013 7:59AM
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These songs were never meant to be "advice".

In fact a great deal of them were warnings against the potential problems created by money.

Aug 26, 2013 5:32AM
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pink floyd is
awesome

and when your really STONED 30 years ago 


 there even more fun




  

Aug 26, 2013 5:56AM
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MSN is now the king of crap.  They write ridiculous stories about the mundane.  I guess it's time to start getting the newspaper delivered again so I can get some sort of real news reporting.
Aug 26, 2013 7:37AM
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I wish I could get paid to write about such irrelevant topics slow news day huh?
Aug 26, 2013 7:54AM
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Think a few of you folks need to lighten up a bit.

Never thought for a second that this was a serious article...

Aug 26, 2013 9:08AM
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The lyrics to "Money" by Pink Floyd are clearly sarcastic not advisory.

Idiots.

Aug 26, 2013 9:10AM
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PINK FLOYDS music has been on the charts for over 30 years

your column wont last 30 min.

Aug 26, 2013 9:20AM
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The Eagles had it right.

 

"You can spend all your time making money or you can spend all your money making time."

 

How true.

Aug 26, 2013 10:07AM
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Ughh, a lot of my fellow commenters have zero sense of humor. Just like the lyrics in these songs, this article was not meant to be taken serious...duh
Aug 26, 2013 2:18PM
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Jimmy Buffet -  I made enough money to buy Miami but I pissed it away so fast never meant last
Aug 26, 2013 8:00AM
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Doesn't MSN Money see the sarcasm in the lyrics?
Aug 26, 2013 7:15AM
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and I'm still broke, busted, and disgusted.
Aug 26, 2013 1:41PM
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This article should be under 'Comedy' rather than 'Personal Finance". 
Aug 26, 2013 8:44AM
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"Mastercard, VISA, American Express. I ain't got nothin' agianst no credit cards, but the cash is the best. I need money..."

--Chuck Brown

Actually, staying out of debt IS pretty good advice...

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