First Quarter 2016 – “The ‘R’ Word”
How did you spend your money today? Maybe you started at a coffee shop, cringing slightly as you paid mid-single-digit dollars for a morning caffeine jolt. Then you filled your car with a tank of gas, regretting the fact that you seem to drive everywhere when walking or cycling would be healthier and less impactful on the climate. Wracked with guilt, you stopped at a bike shop and bought a new 21-speed, instantly feeling better about your body and your carbon footprint. After that, you picked up your dry cleaning, met a friend for lunch, bought some spring bulbs at the nursery, caved on that new smart phone, took someone out for dinner and a movie, and then finally finished the day of expenditures with a newly purchased white-noise app to help you fall asleep. Sounds like a pretty good day of items purchased and services enjoyed.