After 9-11 with America's infrastructure in danger, people in fear, awe, anger and shock we did not receive the call of sacrifice and conservation issued by previous heads of state. We were told to Go Shopping by President Select Bush! (He wasn't elected the first term remember?)
We shouldn't do that this time. Even if you are still doing well, we should not do that!
But Mista Jaycee, the deals are soooo great! Con!
I know they are on the front end but remember what happens on the back end. Great deal in front, high credit interest rates on the back! Overextended high credit charges, collection agency blues, ruined credit reports? Easy financing is predatory and we need to sit this one out!
Instead spend time with the fam, watch a movie, take time to empty your closets and cabinets and donate them to your local food banks, churches and Salvation Army stores!
But those deals?
Those deals will be there in a couple of days, hell, Xmas is right around the corner and still folks will need our help!
Black Friday! (1st day of shopping for the season) is a con!
It's there to continue the current system, the status quo! As long as we are shopping under the current terms and conditions, businesses have no motivation to change or alter the way they do business with you!
Citibank, The Auto industry and the rest have not changed one iota of their business tactics or plans! They come to the taxpayer the Jamal Six pack and the Julia Nurse in training for mercy when facing imminent financial doooooom! Where was that same compassion when business and congress passed that despicable bankruptcy law?
Where was the mercy when business foreclosed on all those homes? When it was revealed that predatory lending practices were the norm?
Temptation! Goooooo Shopping!
Wisdom! Don't! Empty your closets and cabinets and donate to Goodwill and the Salvation Army or the Midnight Mission.
Conserve! Look to the future!
BE Careful! BE Mindful! BE Prayerful!