The Drug Of Buying ‘Stuff’

The weather is warm and in the United States we are about to start enjoying some of the national pastimes of our country.   We love things like baseball, apple pie, the 4th of July, and grilling out in our backyards.    Oh yeah, and we also LOVE spending money.    In recent years, I’ve noticed that spending is more than just making a purchase here and there.  It’s almost a ‘crack’ like addiction, whether you wait for that Amazon package at the door or to take a photo of your tricked out new ride to post up on Facebook.   Like it or not, many Americans are addicted to the drug of buying ‘stuff’.    Why is this and how can you get your patterns changed on the home front? It seems pretty apparent that ease of access to drugs can make a user want more of them.  In our spending patterns, the ease of credit, access to our cash, and online transactions with ...

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Five Things I Bought But Never Used

Are you one of those people that like to buy stuff all the time?    The kind of person who has a mild addiction to the internet like you were opening presents on Christmas day?   As much enjoyment as you might get from receiving new packages to open at home, you’ll realize years later that some items you buy you just simply never use.    Here are five that I bought over the years that I never used.  I Pod Knock Offs– I was on one of those Deal Of The Day websites when I noticed a sale for $4.99 for what looked to be I-Pods.    The site didn’t say they were I-Pods, but they looked identical in nature to the I-Pod.   Somehow, I thought I would use these stockings stuffers or neat little giveaways.    So I bought 10 of them.   When the packaged arrived, the directions were all is some foreign languages, the boxes were half cracked, and all of sudden ...

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