Shh don't give away my secrets.
@Stina Ester also thought I lived in a space underneath some stairs in real life.
@garysixpack "It probably helps." I don't think it's naive to believe that investors are more focused on profits than whether or not employees can go home and pay their bills as Pepper openly points out. The question is then, if a fast food chain like In-N-Out Burger can sell $2.20 cheeseburgers and pay their employees a starting hourly rate of $10.50 an hour, why isn't this viable for other fast food restaurants?
@garysixpack True of franchises, but unlike truly privately owned restaurants these privately owned franchises must pay a percentage of their sales to the corporation—money that could otherwise go to other things like payroll.
So, when I buy a pint of Ben & Jerry's, I usually have three spoons of it for dessert and put the rest back in the freezer to eat slowly throughout the week. Perhaps this explains a lot about me. But! Since we've been discussing the need for New Financial Advice in a New Era, with stagnant incomes (wages have fallen to a record low as a share of our GDP), it can be difficult to set aside money for savings or aggressively pay off debt. And in that case, it's less about the ice cream rule and more about seeking a better salary.
@samburger My guess is that some of these households include dual-incomes with kids, so the answer would be, "pay for college" or something like that.
@andnowlights It was ... not good. Don't put bologna in your chilis or stews
Still creating duplicate accounts I see! You've created so many already. Any new ones will be banned.
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