Paying More for a Printer, but Less for Ink: One of the most important factors when making a purchase is to calculate the lifetime cost of the product. Printers have been downright cheap, but when purchasing those printers, you also got locked into paying for expensive printer ink. Kodak has decided to break from that tradition with their entry into the computer printer market selling their printers for a bit more, but selling the ink for half the cost.
Not strictly financial, but a nice set of little reminders of all the things that we should be striving for on a daily basis. The world would be a better place if we all followed them…60+ Improvements To Make To Your Life
How To Beat The Stock Market: Buy Companies With High Customer Satisfaction Scores: Looking for an easy way to beat the stock market? How about buying stocks from companies that have a high customer satisfaction rating.
Using a back-tested paper portfolio and an actual case, the authors of a study published in the Journal of Marketing found that companies at the top 20% of the the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) greatly outperformed the the stock market, generating a 40% return.
From 1996-2003, the portfolio outperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 93%, the S&P 500 by 201%, and NASDAQ by 335%.
If you are just getting into stocks and want to experiment outside the index funds, this might be a good launching point to learn more about stock investing.
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Playing Games To Save Money: One of the most effective ways to save money is to make a game out of it. If you can find several “games” that help you to save, you can greatly increase your savings…here are a few of the more common ones.