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A Message from the Association of Goods and Services
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"Fifty is plenty.". . . "Hundred and fifty."
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"To increase consumer optimism, we're going to put Prozac in the drinking water."
"Let's go and wreck the economy by not going shopping."
"No matter what one says, a safe remains a good way to keep your money safe."
"Something is definitely going on. We're back to eating dog food."
Tags:economize, economising, economizing, economise, dog food, dog foods, gourmet, gourmet food, gourmet foods, gourmand, gourmands, dog, dogs, canine, canines, pet, pets, downsizing, cutting cost, cutting costs, cost cutting, spending habits, spending cuts, spending habit, family pet, family pets, money troubles, money problems
"But Mummy, you told me that the money in my piggy bank was disposable income!"
"Looks like your Beryl`s been window shopping again."
"What's it mean when you 'max out' a credit card?"
Tags:credit card, credit cards, credit-card, credit-cards, max out, maxed out, maxing out, limit, limits, living beyond your means, spending habit, spending habits, debt, debts, money problem, money problems, money trouble, money troubles, financial problem, financial problems, financial trouble, financial troubles
"Guess who they want to use as an example of how consumer confidence is on the rebound."
"My boyfriend's got a split personality. Every time the check comes he splits!"
Tags:split personality, split personalities, multiple personality disorder, multiple personalities disorders, schizophrenic, schizophrenia, schizophrenics, check, checks, cheque, cheques, bill, bills, invoice, invoices, budget, budgets, budgeting, spending spree, spending sprees, spending habit, spending habits
Those who don't learn from the past are destined to relive it.
Tags:mortgages, mortgage, bank, banks, financial history, credit check, credit checks, credit history, bank loan, bank loans, loans officer, loans officers, financial histories, spending habit, spending habits, loan officer, loan officers, borrower, borrowers, lender, lenders, loan applicant, loan applicants, loans applicant, loans applicants
"It's an entire Web site of things you can buy to consume less."
"I think the new affordability guidelines don't go quite far enough."
"I agree, it fits perfectly...but not my budget!"
Tags:budget, budgets, shopping, shopper, shoppers, spending habit, spending habits, budgeting, living within your means, perfect fit, dress, dress, skirt, skirts, designer clothes, designer clothing, clothes shop, clothes shops, clothes shopping, expensive, expense, expenses, money problem, money problems
"The requirements are pretty rigid these days..."
Tags:mortgage lender, mortgage lenders, mortgage, mortgages, loan, loans, spending habit, spending habits, financial security, financial check, financial checks, financial history, credit history, applicant, applicants, borrower, borrowers, loans officer, loans officers, loans official, loans officials
"I signed up for a shopaholic class. It was a real bargain."
Tags:shopaholic, shopaholics, shopping addict, shopping addicts, shopping addiction, shopping addictions, bargain, bargains, bargain hunter, bargain hunters, bargain hunting, shopping trip, shopping trips, spending habit, spending habits, high street, high streets, living beyond your means, deal, deals
"And you always said I was hard to shop for."
Tags:sales, sale, shopping trip, shopping trips, shopper, shoppers, shopaholic, shopaholics, shopping addiction, shopping addictions, spending spree, spending sprees, spending habit, spending habits, living within your means, overspending, husband, husbands, wife, wives, hard to buy for, hard to shop for
"I'm sorry if some of the 'affordability' questions we're require to ask may seem inappropriate."
'Does my overdraft look big in this?'
'Next on the five O'clock news, a consumer report on how to protect what's in your wallet.'
"Now THAT'S what I call a Financial advisor..."
"Here's a chart of a hypothetical $10,000 invested in our fund, as opposed to spending it on wine, women and song."
'Throw Your Money Down a Rathole' vending machine.