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Around the Internet => Antimustachian Wall of Shame and Comedy => Topic started by: iamsoners on February 04, 2013, 02:30:56 PM

Title: Roll your eyes with me...
Post by: iamsoners on February 04, 2013, 02:30:56 PM
...at these two articles that popped up on Cnn.com's Money section recently:

Typical train-wreck of spending story:
http://money.cnn.com/2013/01/31/retirement/pay-off-debt.moneymag/index.html?iid=HP_River

Fear mongering about buying used.  "It's gross!" "It might not work"
http://www.rd.com/slideshows/10-things-you-should-never-buy-at-garage-sales/?trkid=outbrain-all#slideshow=slide12
Title: Re: Roll your eyes with me...
Post by: michael on February 04, 2013, 06:43:15 PM
That list of things you should not buy used basically covers everything I ever see at garage sales. So basically, the message is: just go to Walmart or Target and buy brand new, full price!
Title: Re: Roll your eyes with me...
Post by: Norman Johnson on February 04, 2013, 07:26:18 PM
To the 2nd article: Gross, I would never buy used make up. And I would buy used glass baby bottles, but not plastic due to BPA. Otherwise, if I can sanitize it someway, either by washing machine, dishwasher or boiling it if it's meant to be in the house, I'm golden.
Title: Re: Roll your eyes with me...
Post by: SwordGuy on February 04, 2013, 08:22:23 PM
They have a combined income of $151,000 and can only manage to pay $7,000 in debt the first year out of their income?  That is so pathetically laughable.   They aren't trying very hard.