Doesn’t it seem like the word ‘interest’, along with most of the good curse words, has lost most of its scariness? I’m not talking in terms of, “how interesting;” unless Hannibal Lecter is saying it, that’s not that scary. I’m talking in, “you’ll have to pay me back with interest,” kind of terms (Oooo, did you just get the shivers? Me too). Considering the definition, according to Merriam-Webster, interest should give all frugally-minded people the heebie-jeebies:
Main Entry: 1in·ter·estPronunciation: \ˈin-t(ə-)rəst; ˈin-tə-ˌrest, –ˌtrest; ˈin-tərst\Function: noun
The key terms here being ‘excess’ and ‘charge’. Excess charge? Why, I believe that sounds an awful lot like a fee. Just mention the word ‘fee,’ and you’ll send people running like somebody yelled, “FREE T-SHIRTS!” People will spend hours on the phone trying to get an annual fee taken off of their credit card (just ask my dad; hi Dad!), but will continue paying interest on that very same card.
Interest is a big deal. In 2009 Americans paid trans active rencontre $216.8 BILLION of it, en espУЉrant vous y rencontrer not including mortgage interest. For a population of 305 million, that’s about More hints $711/person. Bummer.
Everyone knows about interest, but many people still aren’t thinking about it. Here is a look at three high-interest expenses, with the aim to increase awareness and to re-instill the SCARY in interest. Buwahaha!
Article publié pour la première fois le 25/08/2010