...until there's not enough

#personal finance

iloveoldmagazines:

Orange Coast
1980 Vol. 6, No. 6

Ever wonder where America’s obsession with credit cards started? It was with ads like this. They gave the impression that you could live a lavish lifestyle if you had one in your possession. They make no indication of the fact that you have to pay the balance back, and that you’ll be charged exorbitant amounts of interest along the way.
iloveoldmagazines:

Orange Coast
1980 Vol. 6, No. 6

Ever wonder where America’s obsession with credit cards started? It was with ads like this. They gave the impression that you could live a lavish lifestyle if you had one in your possession. They make no indication of the fact that you have to pay the balance back, and that you’ll be charged exorbitant amounts of interest along the way.

iloveoldmagazines:

Orange Coast

1980 Vol. 6, No. 6

Ever wonder where America’s obsession with credit cards started? It was with ads like this. They gave the impression that you could live a lavish lifestyle if you had one in your possession. They make no indication of the fact that you have to pay the balance back, and that you’ll be charged exorbitant amounts of interest along the way.

Doctor and dentist offices aren’t just medical providers - they’re businesses, too.

Many of them will recommend procedures that are certainly beneficial, but not totally necessary.  After all, they’re there to make a living. 

For example, I recently went to the dentist for a simple cleaning and experienced this.  Before the cleaning they had me complete a health questionnaire.  I checked off that I sometimes clinch my teeth when concentrating, and I’ve been known to snore at night (allegedly).  The hygienist spent the entire cleaning complimenting me on the health of my teeth and gums, but when the dentist came in, the mood changed.  Suddenly, I was in desperate need of a custom night guard, a sleep study, and some sort of laser gum treatment.  My reaction:

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They even took me to another office with a “closer” to make my next appointment and order the sleep study.  It was like being at a used car dealership.  Seeing as though the hygienist had glowing reviews for my chompers, I decided to forego the $500 of extra treatments.

So remember, you’re the one that’s ultimately in charge of your health and your bank account.  Don’t get talked into an expensive procedure without taking the time to decide if it’s absolutely necessary.

Anonymous asked:
Can you give me 1 million dollar?

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  1. Right click
  2. Print
  3. Repeat several times
  4. Attempt to use at Walmart
  5. Get laughed at
  6. Belligerently insist that it’s real until the cops arrive
  7. Slip spare one million dollar bill (see step 3) into cop’s shirt pocket
  8. Emphatically give cop a double wink
  9. Whisper “There’s more where that came from.”
  10. Run