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Impulse Buying is Predominant


Impulse Buying is Predominant
 
 
In our culture, impulse buying is predominant.  In years predating the present easy credit, you would walk into a department store, see an item you would like to purchase, and put a small cash down payment toward it and then pay it off monthly until the item was paid for.  […]

Credit Cards Are the Norm


Credit Cards Are the Norm
 
In our culture, credit purchases are the norm.  Often, before an item has been paid for, it has been discarded.  If you think you must have it all now or you cannot be happy, a paradigm shift must be made in your thinking. 
 
In our culture, going in hock […]

Are You a Borrower or a Lender? Part III


Are You a Borrower or a Lender? Part III
 
 
 
Here are the details for your review:
 
 
Vehicle Loan
 

Cost of Vehicle: 

$30,000

 

 
 
 
Invest Instead
 

Interest Rate:

12%

 

 
 
 
 
Your thoughts on this subject?  Your comments appreciated!

Are You a Borrower or a Lender? Part II


Are You a Borrower or a Lender? Part II
 
 
As mentioned in my previous blog, you have two choices.  Here, again, are the two choices:
 
1)    making vehicle loan payments
2)    taking that very same payment and investing it in the equity market yielding average equity returns over the past 40 years. 
 
The real difference is […]

Are You a Borrower or a Lender? Part I


Are You a Borrower or a Lender? – Part I
 
 
Let’s contrast a real-life scenario of the borrower versus the lender that happens tens of thousands of times every day.  A person walks into an auto show room and falls in love with that new car or truck that has everything he ever desired.  […]