This week I was pretty bad at blogging again; but with good reason. I spent the first part of the week on a business trip in Texas. The weather down there was nice and I had a lot of fun working with my colleagues. But unfortunately when you travel your hours and WiFi availability tend to get pretty spotty, so I didn’t spend as much time online as I normally do. But I was able to make use of my flight time by doodling some much needed future post ideas in a notebook. So with my travels, that brings me to my question: How much airport shopping do people really do?
Do people really buy all that really expensive stuff at the airport? I’m not talking about the snacks and magazines and small electronics; I get all that. But what about, for example, the store I passed where they were selling Brooks Brothers dress shirts for men that were on sale at 3 for $125? Really? First of all, to the average consumer like me, that’s not really a great deal as far as dress shirts go. And second, who really is going to stock up on that kind of stuff at the airport terminal? It doesn’t stop there. There were also expensive Italian boots for women, high end electronics, etc.
Now I can’t claim to be immune to the persuasion of airport shopping in the terminals. I was guilty of buying my wife a nice piece of jewelry when I was in a layover at the airport in France. I didn’t get any other chances to pickup presents for the family, so this was one instance where the airport shopping came in handy.
This week we’ll start the posts off with a story about a special letter my nine-year-old daughter received in the mail. Haters of credit cards, get ready to hate some more!
Later in the week I’ve got an update on the limits for saving money in your retirement accounts. Good news – they’re going up!
Link Love – Blogs You Should Check Out:
In case you missed them, here are a few great stories you should check out this weekend:
- Daisy from Add Vodka wrote my favorite post of the week in Spending Money Isn’t Bad
- On a scale of 1 to 10, what’s your Financial Confidence? Check out this story at Budget and the Beach.
- Michelle from Making Sense of Cents navigates the tricky waters of wages in Do you want a higher salary?
- Dr Kim from Eyes on the Dollar writes Obesity in America: What It Costs Us. Having to sit between two fairly large people on the plane this week, I can identify!
- Emily from Evolving Personal Finance weighs the pros and cons of another credit card in Adding Credit Cards – How Many Is Too Many?
- Justin from The Frugal Path explores money excuses in
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