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Financial Management

Implied Bundle Deal Savings That Are Just Bad

This was so surprising where for Cyber Monday one store had a deal where if you buy a specific printer you would get a laptop for free. Yes, you heard me right. Usually it’s the other way around where if you buy a laptop you get the printer for free. It seem like a very

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Financial Management

So Many Prices To Compare Even On Big Sales Events

Even with big sales events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday you still need to compare your options as to what the best value for an item is. One really good example I saw was for sales when it comes to external hardrives. Take a look at these two examples first. At first you can

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Business

Using Sales Events To Understand Store Markups Better

So today there is the Singles Day savings event on sites such as Aliexpress. This year I decided not to shop with them due to my past experience or to get anything for the day in general, but that didn’t stop me from looking at the prices. In many ways, I think you need to

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Financial Management

The Point of Throwing Frugality Aside

While having a discussion with a friend today about some new smartphones that are coming out I was saying how I was planning to buy a phone that will cost about $500 outright which will be a lot cheaper if I was to sign up for a contract with various carriers. He was then expressing

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Financial Management

Having A Wacky Perception of Item Value

Recently there were these two kids who must have been like five years old and they were talking really loud out in public where the parents tried to get them to talk quieter. Their conversations appeared to be pretty over the top. For example, when a topic came up about traveling to a city that

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Business

Offering Too Much Extra Value For Free

A person was telling me recently that he rented a condo he owned to a tenant that seemed pretty eager to move in.  He was organized financially too it seemed so it seemed like a good fit. Afterwards the tenant apparently asked for more things such as if he could get free Internet access by

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