too many sales

Consumers are Sale-Desensitized, and for Good Reason

I have a healthy dose of skepticism when perusing retailer and department store websites and seeing their reported percentage savings on products. I usually do my own research from competitors and ask around to see if I am reaping the advertised…
disposable clothing

Disposable Clothing: Are there Circumstances Where it Makes Sense to Buy it?

Has anyone else noticed the disposable clothing lines available at most retailers? These are the toilet paper-thin (and we’re not talking the quilted kind) shirts you can see your fingers through. There’s American Eagle, then there’s the…
refinancing our mortgage

Procrastination has Actually Paid Off: Refinancing Our Mortgage

While refinancing our mortgage, procrastination actually paid off! Let me show you the process we went through and how we’re in a better position now. I cannot think of many examples where procrastination has paid off in either my life or…
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Stores have Evolved beyond a Space to Sell: 5 Things to do at Stores Besides Spend Money

Author’s Disclaimer: I am not as anti-consumerism as this title suggests… One of the perks of blogging comes when you start to grab the attention of stores, manufacturers, and the media. Suddenly, your lonely blogging inbox fills up with…