If you're reading this then you know you're like me and slightly behind schedule. Ok procrastinators; let's have a heart to heart. You're way behind schedule. Can your holiday shopping be completed with less than a week to go?
Have you considered the opportunities that may be bypassing you in the meantime? There is no reason to put your life and goals on hold just because you have weight to lose.
Christmas has yet to arrive but online sales have already shot through the roof. The biggest shopping season of the year has showed some interesting trends thus far. The past two years an increase in both mobile and tablet use has been noticeably visible with the number of online shoppers dramatically growing.
Although everyone could probably benefit from a smart-spending lesson or two, today, we're talking to you 20-somethings. While you haven't had all that much time as an adult to establish your shopping routines and habits, you've had enough time to start developing some.
By now most of us have realized and put into practice that saving and investing money is vital to achieving financial fitness; so then, what's the smartest way to spend the money you choose to spend?
Paying off a complete stranger's layaway account is something my wife and I first did three years ago.
Over the last several years, Austin has become an increasingly popular place to live and visit--and it's no surprise why. The city boasts incredible live music, a booming tech scene, and a ton of innovative eateries (plus loads of good Tex-Mex--need we say more?).
It's easy to get caught up in consumerism every Christmas, taking one dreaded day to slog through a sea of people in the malls and dig for that discount-priced trinket that won't embarrass you too much when the person you love tears open your lousy gift.
In the midst of your wonderful intent can you think back to a time that you received clothing as a gift that you knew you would never wear, yet felt a sense of obligation to keep, or worse, to wear?
Ummmm...aren't used clothes--I don't know--used? Yes--yes they are, but I swear consignment store shopping can change your life. Well, maybe not like Hallelujah! kind of life change but certainly one that will shake up your closet and make you smile.
It makes sense to take the corporations up on their pretend public space. Force them to take the public role they are incapable of. Then re-open again our own commons, which waits with its 1st Amendment protections. Public space must be public again. The police who walk that beat must work for all the people.
This is the time of year we feel extra generous and want to spread some holiday cheer. Rarely, do we consider the impact of all that spending until the first bill arrives in our mailbox and the cheer quickly disappears.
Welcome to the most wonderful time of the year! The hustle and bustle of the holiday season has everyone searching for the perfect gifts to give. So, what do you buy the woman who has everything? Here are five life changing tech gifts for the woman in your life.
I didn't understand why my parents didn't spend money -- and why they never let themselves live a little or take a break from the never-ending quest to save that last dollar. By the time I left for college, I was tired of feeling embarrassed about money, and vowed that I'd finally live the life I thought I deserved as an adult.
Until recently, "social media fatigue" has been the most dangerous "condition" that we social media marketers have had to combat. Now, however, with the recent trend toward frequent deep discounts and coupon offers, we are risking an even more serious condition of "offer fatigue."
One reason checkout charity is so common is because it's easy and because companies can end up looking generous -- sometimes without even investing a dime of their own money. So, I get the appeal. But does it really drive your brand if the shopper is turned off or simply confused as to why this store is working with this charity?