Thursday, July 28, 2011
We all do it... head off to our local stores to shop. It's what the stores are for, right?
However, we do have many options now!
We are all looking for ways to save money. It's easier than you think. What saves money... to go to the store "the middle man" or buy direct from the manufacturer??
Of course with shopping at a store there area a lot of overhead costs... the building, the inventory, the employees, etc... Then of course most stores have shareholders... There are a lot of hidden costs in going out to shop at the store.
Have you ever looked at the mark-up of products?? It's ludicrous. It just makes sense to buy direct from a manufacturer.
Now let's look at how stores and manufacturers market their products. TV commercials, magazine ads, billboards, flyers, in-store displays, etc... Who pays for that? Well, again, it's all compensated in the price of the product you're buying at the store. So how does a store like Wal-Mart sell products so cheap?
Cheap being the opperative word here. CHEAP. A few years ago Wal-Mart would only continue to carry manufacturers laundry products if they were at least 2x concentrated. So what happened? In order to make the product cheaper and go further they added more fillers and more water. Most manufacturers want their products available in stores like Wal-Mart... in order to do that....they must make their products as less expensive as they can.
What does that mean for the consumer? It means you don't really know what you are getting. Scary.
When parents get pregnant for the first time, lives change. We become more concerned about safety. We look for the safest cribs, car seats, strollers, etc... But do we think twice about the cleaning products, laundry products or shampoos, baby wash, etc....? The commercial says it's safe... so it must be, right?
We're taught at a very young age to not believe everything we hear. So, why do we believe that these large manufacturers are indeed producing safe products?
We're smarter than that, aren't we??
I encourage you to do your own research.
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Monday, July 11, 2011
Over the weekend I was at my son's baseball tournament. It was out of town... took us just over an hour to drive there. With gas prices what they are, it was hard paying that money to fill up my car... just makes me shake my head.
While at the tournament, I heard other parents talking about the gas prices. I was absolutely shocked to hear how much people spend on fuel alone each week.
I have been working from home for 10 years... so apparently I am way out of the loop. One of the mom's pays $140 per week... FOR FUEL! Are you serious?? That's $560 per month! THAT IS $6720 per year!!!!
That doesn't even touch daycare costs. From what I am learning, it costs $30-$50 per day to have a child in daycare. That is $150-$250 per week for 1 child. $600-$1000 per month.
I have been so fortunate to have worked from home the past 10 years. I look at how much money I have saved. I commuted 40 kms to get to my job...80 kms per day... Let's say I filled my car up once per week... I am looking at about $3000 per year just to drive back and forth to work. Now, add that I have 2 children... let's say my daycare costs were approximately $8400 per year... that would mean over the past 10 years, I have saved $114,000 by working from home.
So it brings me to a question... why would anyone in their right mind want to work for someone else and pay ludicrous amounts of money to simply have that job?
Some people will ask me... why does it cost money to work from home? Well, it's simple. You are starting your own business. Think about the traditional businesses you could start... it will cost you literally thousands and thousands of dollars. I paid $29.
How much does it cost you to keep a job outside the home?? Bet I pay less...lol
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Cheers to working from home and saving money!!