kung fu /ˈkəNG ˈfo͞o/ (功夫)

Kung fu or gongfu or gung fu (功夫, Pinyin: gōngfu) is a Chinese term often used in the West to refer to Chinese martial arts.

Its original meaning is somewhat different, however, referring to one’s expertise in any skill achieved through hard work and practice.[1]

Hard work…? Practice…? But that doesn’t sound fun! (I can hear you protesting already).  Fear not, Grasshopper! While this is definitely NOT a “get rich quick” site, I do believe that people learn best and achieve the best results if they are having FUN while doing so!  So yes, mastering your finances will involve a lot of hard work and practice, but it will also be a lot of fun along the way!  (After all, making money is FUN!)

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And, in addition to the literal meaning of kung fu, there is also that intangible-pop culture-crazy-sexy-cool-fun-wild-kick-ass-get-down-and-dirty-and-FIGHT-for-what-you-believe-in quality of kung fu!  And that, my friend, (in addition to all that hard work and practice…wax on, wax off!), is what we focus on here at Kung Fu Finance.

Let’s get started!

–Kung Fu Girl (Don’t you just want to kick someone’s ass looking at those pics?  How about Ben Bernanke’s?)

 

[1]Kung fu (term), Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kung_fu_(term)