Recently (or a few months ago anyhow – time flies!) I wrote about my season of uncontrolled spending in the post 10 things I quit buying to save money. That post went crazy! It’s one of my most popular posts to date actually… (YAY!) It really drove home to me that we are all looking for more ways to make our money go further and SAVE a little.
Bills, bills, bills. They are overwhelming. Every day they continue to pour in and every month you will likely receive a power bill, gas bill, your mortgage or rent, water bill, internet and cable bill, and phone bills – and that’s the least of it. How do most people handle it? How do you handle it? I know. I know what you do.
This post has been sort of rattling around in my brain this week, just waiting to get out onto the screen…but posts have a hard time forming in my head until something inspires the concrete ideas and words that make up what I want to say. This week, what I want to say came to me at the grocery store while I was contemplating how much money my blog made in October, and looking at a box of $16 chicken fingers.
My mom taught me something that has stuck with me my whole life. (Well, my mom taught me a million things that have stuck with me my whole life. So that’s a pretty vague opening statement.) I’ll try again.
My mom taught me to be distrustful of ads, and in doing so she gave me the greatest money saving wisdom I could ever imagine.
She used to say, when advertisements came on or were displayed in a magazine, “Look at how they’re trying to sell this to you. Notice how they use words that are implying something, but not guaranteeing anything”. And man was she right. Marketing is huge business.