Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Is it just me or does anyone else stop and think of the irony when they hear another one of those credit card commercials with the slick glorification of debt and tacit approval of overconsumption during what is one of the worst credit crises in history.
This little gem was transcribed from a Discover Card ad the other day that showed happy consumers and their big screen TVs, designer sunglasses, iPods, and all sorts of other consumer items that are now considered an essential part of modern life.
We are a nation of consumers ... and there's nothing wrong with that.No, not so bright.
The trouble is, there's so much cool stuff, that it's easy to get a little carried away.
But what if more credit card companies were like Discover Card?
What if they actually helped us spend smarter?
Maybe then we could have a better quality of life and be in a better financial position while we're living in it.
Discover Card. Brighter.