Consumption Junkie

Consumption Junkie

Consumption Junkie (CJ) is someone who wants the latest model of everything. They don’t stop to think about the true cost of consumption. The CJ’s will just buy and charge. A cell company announces that their new model of phone will be released soon.

The Sadness of Christmas

I titled this post “The Sadness of Christmas” because of the articles that appeared about people fighting over Black Friday deals.  Check out these videos. This is not what Christmas is about. It is not a time to beat your fellow man because they have grabbed the last electronic item in the store. It is […]

The Girl in the Green Scarf

      I saw a movie, for the second time I might add, titled “Confessions of a Shopaholic” . In the movie, there is a young lady who is a writer. She very badly wants to go work for the top fashion magazine. Instead, she ironically ends-up getting a job writing for a money magazine. […]

Indulging your inner child

Are you indulging your inner child?Before you answer, “No”, think about how many times you have wanted the latest iPad, iPhone, or other gadget, a new car, a bigger house, or whatever. Did you deny yourself the item or did you throw caution to the wind, pulled out your credit card and said, “Charge it […]

The Financial Cliff: A Dr Seuss-Inspired Poem

I found this poem at the Godonomics website and thought it quite good. January 2, 2013 In a fantasy land, known as deecee, deecee There lived powerful leaders who took life quite easy They feasted and feasted like pondiverous pigs When it came to decisions, they could zag and zig They had eaten themselves out […]

Christmas was meant to be celebrated, not regretted

I came across The Advent Conspiracy’s website. It is offers a great reminder of what Christmas is truly about. Here’s a small summary from their website. We all want our Christmas to be a lot of things. Full of joy. Memories. Happiness. Above all, we want it to be about Jesus. What we don’t want […]

Horrendous Spending

October 11, 2012 By Chuck Bentley Chief Executive Officer On the eve of the Vice Presidential Debate, highly anticipated for economic repartee between the candidates, Politico is running my opinion piece warning that ordinary Americans are now mimicking Uncle Sam’s horrendous spending patterns – and everyone needs to make a change. “Bill Gross of PIMCO may have […]