The Flawed Consumer brings you the Switch Off series, post 1 - how to save money on coffee

Switch Off: 1. Coffee + Convenience = Stupidity

Switch Off is a new regular series that focuses on how switching off from the ploys of corporate marketing can save you money. Each month, we’ll post an article that explores marketing concepts and the genius ways in which corporations use clever marketing tactics to make you spend money on products and services you don’t […]

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Are you a mindless sheep or a flawed consumer?

Are You A Mindless Sheep?

Most of you have probably heard of the Follower, Leader and Loner analogy about personality types. According to the analogy, most people in the world can either be defined as a follower, a leader or a loner.   If you’re a follower, you tend to prefer to be led by others and just go about […]

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Beware! The Lifestyle Creep May Be Stalking You

Are you earning more income, but not saving any more of it? Have possessions, foods and entertainment that were once luxuries become necessities? Beware!… The Lifestyle Creep may be stalking you.   Lifestyle Creep is defined by Investopedia as “a situation where people’s lifestyle or standard of living improves as their discretionary income rises either […]

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