A dollar doesn’t go as far as it used to these days.
Remember when you could buy a candy bar for a quarter? When pay phones were a dime? (We know – what’s a pay phone?). When a quarter really could get you almost anything – from a can of soda to a round on an arcade game.
What’s the first thing you looked forward to after landing your first job?
Getting that first paycheck, right?
And what’s the first thing your parents likely told you to do with that paycheck? Put it into the bank. Save that money for a rainy day. You’ll get married some day, or perhaps you’ll want to retire comfortably.
And then you got that note from Human Resources that said, “Congratulations! You’re now eligible to participate in the company’s 401(k) retirement savings plan!”
We’ve all heard stories of finding an island retreat overseas, where an oceanside resort home with full staff, food, utilities will run you just $500 per month — who wouldn’t want to live like royalty for just $6,000 per year for the rest of your lives?
Eating out at a restaurant — even at a fast food restaurant — can be frustrating at times.
Ever have this conversation at work or with your friends/family?
“So, you want to go out for lunch?”
“Okay, then where do you want to go?”
Look – you’re the one who said “let’s go out”, so why not try to have an idea or two in your head about some place to head out to? Why do you always leave the suggesting up to one person who may not have wanted to decide themselves anyway?
Ordering dessert at a restaurant is sometimes a fool’s errand.
$6 for a scoop of ice cream that you can buy by the carton at the supermarket for $4? A “molten lava cake”? They’re not that hard to make if the contestants on FOOD NETWORK’S WORST COOKS IN AMERICA can make one.
So it’s no wonder that restaurant desserts have some of the highest markup of almost anything on the menu. And no wonder why many restaurants think nothing of serving up a giant slice of chocolate cake for free on your birthday.
It’s a fair question. Web Watch has offered $1 to many friends when they said they’d do “anything for money”. Apparently, it seems, a single dollar was not what they had in mind when they made the offer.
We say that if you’re going to offer to do anything for money, you should definitely lower your expectation of what dollar amount is going to be offered to you. What you think you’re worth may not be the same as what others believe.
It’s all about the money when it comes to apps. And making money? Well, that’s why we make ’em.
These aren’t necessarily the most popular apps out there – but they are the ones that are raking in the most money – most likely via in-app purchases. And really, is it any surprise that the majority of these hit money-making apps are games? No, not really.
Let’s take a look at who’s making the money this month:
Are you the proud parent of a young boy and a young girl?
Do you lie awake at night wondering how you’re going to pay for that expensive wedding for your daughter? You’re not thinking about your son growing up and what that will do to your wallet – you have your mind trying to figure out how you’re going to foot the bill for that $100,000 wedding that your daughter has been planning all her life.
Do you deserve it? Do you think you have everything you need to show why you have earned being paid more money? How valuable are you contributions? How valuable are you as an individual to the organization?
One would think that today’s dating scene should be a bit different from how it was back in the day. Times change, people change, philosophies on what is culturally acceptable change all the time.
Wearing sneakers out to a fancy dinner? Never used to do it, but now we do it all the time. Dress up for airplane travel? Not anymore – tank tops on hairy men are all the rage at the airport these days.