"There's no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either." ~ Robert Graves
Sep 20, 2020
Many consumers who buy luxury goods are not in a financial position to afford luxury goods. They do not always act rationally and may spend thousands of dollars on a luxury brand that performs the same function as a similar durable item at a much lower cost.
Many people prefer to buy luxury goods, but the price tag can be off-putting. Unless you earn a high salary or have a great personal savings habit, buying luxury consumer goods can be cost-prohibitive.
What you do with the rest of the money it’s up to you.
Economic doomsayers have predicted that the ageing populations of industrial and post-industrial countries will be bad for the economy because fewer people will work and contribute to economic growth. More people will collect pensions and demand health care.
As bitcoin started to attract political parties, regulators, and speculative investors, bitcoin's narrative as a tool for change was replaced by bitcoin as a kind of crypto-credit card.
The risk of unpleasant things happening is always there for everyone, and though it seems that job loss, divorce, financial fraud etc. only happens to other people, no one is exempt from these things, given enough time.
While frugality is undoubtedly important in personal finance, boosting your savings can also be done by earning more money.
Whether you're self-employed or working for somebody else, your income is determined by three factors.
Black Friday can involved a lot of unexpected and unwanted pauses, whether in traffic or in line. Use the pauses to practice being in the moment.
Check out the setting around you. How do the people look? Even notice the products displayed in the stored. Really take it all in. Then notice your breath, how you feel. If you’re shopping at home, pause while the images load to gaze out a window, take three deep breaths, and notice the world outside the screen.
The Pepsi Challenge of 1975 was the most widely known marketing clash between Pepsi and Coke.
Pepsi paraded around its triumph in the taste test for years, prompting Coca-Cola's horrific New Coke debacle in 1986. Since then, they've taken the fight in outer space, over social media, and fought over loyalty programs.
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