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  1. 10 Ways to Save Money by “Plugging Out”

    by , 08-10-2009 at 08:15 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    I am one of the first to admit that television, video games, the Internet, and cell phones add fun and convenience to our lives. But this past April I took the challenge presented by TVTurnOff.org and shut the television off for the week. For good measure, I also shut off the video games, and the Internet and cell phone (as much as I could without missing work related items). I was surprised by a few things that week, including how little I missed it all after just a few days and how much more active ...
  2. What Advertisers Fear Most

    by , 07-03-2009 at 04:30 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    I wrote about trying to find contentment by getting back to a simpler life, one freer from forms of mass entertainment and consumerism. There’s an additional benefit to this than just living a simpler, less hectic life. You are likely to find freedom from the pervasive advertising in our culture. The less advertising you see and respond to, the more money you keep in your pocket.

    Think about it: All of our mass entertainment comes with advertising. Video games now feature sponsors ...
  3. When Everything is an Advertisement and How to Cope

    by , 05-17-2009 at 02:07 PM ([email protected]'s Blog)
    I’ll say it simply: I’m disgusted by the amount of advertising in the world today. I’ve been gradually working up to this fit, but the tipping point came the other day in a public bathroom. It was in a mall and the toilet paper was pre-printed with the name of a restaurant that is located in the mall. Out of curiosity, I checked the other stalls to see what their TP said and each stall had different retailers printed on the TP. It was bad enough when companies started advertising on the back of ...