Archive For The “Saving” Category
Recently, my husband and I bought our first home. Fortunatly for us, we were able to find exactly what we wanted: a house with character. Unfortunately, houses with character usually tend to be a little older, and such is the case with our house. Due to the fact that it’s a little older, our home [...]
Home Improvements That Can Save You Money is a guest post by Amanda @ Car Insurance Comparison, dedicated to helping you make sense of the auto insurance industry. Every month, a good portion of our income goes toward paying off utility bills. Consequently, every month we may find ourselves gawking at these bills because it [...]
Funny how often my thoughts are inspired by snack foods. I wonder if there is a deeper psychosis behind that… Anywho, I was chowing down on a handful of Cheetos at lunch today when I noticed how similarly shaped the orange cylinders were. In fact, they were all nearly identical. Not remarkable you say? I beg [...]
Save with purpose. And never ever throw away diamonds. It simply isn’t done.
It’s not a big conspiracy (or is it?), it’s marketing. The non-sale sale is no different than tailoring prices to end in $.99 or infomercials that offer “two easy payments.” Marketers understand the psychology of consumers and what “tricks” will lure them to spend more than they otherwise might.
Recessions are likely to motivate the masses to adopt more frugal lifestyles, but I wonder just how many of them are going to stick around. Even more, I wonder if it’s best for the economy that they don’t.