Tag Archives: status symbols

This Is Why I Don’t Buy Coach Purses

… (among other reasons.) So, have you ever seen someone strutting around with an expensive handbag, yet dressed in cheap clothing and getting into a junky car?  Please tell me I’m not the only one who’s noticed this. Perhaps it’s … Continue reading

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Judge Ye Not By Lifestyle

It never ceases to amaze me, how lifestyle expectations drive spending decisions.  In a society which is defined as a “consumer society,” it’s easy to let ourselves be defined by the type of goods and services we consume.  Not only … Continue reading

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You Mean Platinum Cards Were Once Exclusive?

I’m not the only one phoning in an article today.  It looks like SmartMoney has published a new financial insight straight from 1998 in their article Now, Gold Cards for Everyone.  Ms. Grant writes: “An invitation to join the ranks … Continue reading

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