While I was updating my address for my Skymiles account at Delta Airlines, I noticed that the miles I had were going to expire in a couple of weeks.
Well, I had tried to use these miles a couple of years ago for a trip for my sister-in-law. Although seats were available on the plane, Delta would not allow me to use the free ticket on the flight. They did offer a flight that was two MONTHS later, however. FRUSTRATING …
Anyway, my miles were due to expire, so I decided to cash them in on a few free magazine subscriptions. It only takes 300 to 500 miles to get a year's subscription to most magazines.
So I did what anyone with expiring miles would do … I got a subscription to EVERY SINGLE ONE of the the 32 magazines available!
Allure, Daily Variety, Glamour, Details, Latina, … The list goes on! The order was placed around Christmas so now all of the magazines are arriving. In PILES. Piles and piles of magazines are showing up daily.
I finally got around to looking at a few of the magazines last night. What a load of JUNK! I was reminded again of how crazy this world is! There is a jacket that looks like it was thrown into a trash bin and washed in a septic tank – all for $3,000! For a mere $1,000, I can buy a purse that looks like it was made from a dog’s hide.
The marketing for some of this stuff is crazy! Another article mentions in passing that the cost of the meal for three people was $930. A mortgage payment for a single meal. It is written to sound cool, but I want to throw up.
I walked away from reading these magazines reminded once again of how the hooks are into the wealthy.
Let me tell you this – just because you have $1,000,000 in the bank does not mean that you are doing well! If you are making $300,000 per year, a $1,000,000 should be a mere start! You should have more like $4,000,000! Are you managing your money well? Or are you spending it like you’ve got it?
Is excess is OK? Are $930 meals acceptable?