Credit Cash SEX!!
So…..Now do I have your attention?
Credit Cash Sex you’re probably thinking right now, I know Credit and Cash have everything to do with this blog and all the information I need to maintain or correct my credit issues but Sex? Well sex is a big part of our finances (cash) and credit (credit cards payments) look around you, almost every advertisement from toothpaste, food, cars, travel, bank cards, clothes, fragrances and cologne (the last 3 are the worst) are half naked trying to get your money. Why? Because SEX SELLS!
Here is a quick history lesson sex in advertising or sex sells, is the use of sex appeal in advertising to help sell a particular product or service. Sexually appealing imagery may or may not pertain to the product or service in question. Examples of sexually appealing imagery include nudity, pin-up girls, and muscular men.
The use of sex in advertising can be highly overt or extremely subtle. It ranges from relatively explicit displays of sexual acts, to the use of basic cosmetics to enhance attractive features.
Sex has been utilized in advertising since its beginning. The earliest forms are wood carvings and illustrations of attractive women (often unclothed from the waist up) adorned posters, signs, and ads for saloons, tonics, and tobacco. In several notable cases, sex in advertising has been claimed as the reason for increased consumer interest and sales. The earliest known use of sex in advertising is by the Pearl Tobacco brand in 1871, which featured a naked maiden on the package cover. In 1885, W. Duke & Sons inserted trading cards into cigarette packs that featured sexually provocative starlets. Duke grew to become the leading cigarette brand by 1890 (Porter, 1971). (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
So are you still confused about this topic and why I’m writing about it? You shouldn’t be actually you should be a little upset right now. Your cash is being pulled away because of some half naked woman or man saying you need that product. Guess what you don’t, if you’re reading this today or have read in the past see ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY OF YOUR FINANCES 2015 which I go over making a financial list.
You want to keep your cash and even more your credit in good standing, don’t fall for all the hype and sex in advertising. You spending outside your financial list on impulse buys will not give you six pack abs, no wrinkles, drop weight or whatever you think it will do for you. Impulse spending is dangerous for your financial and credit future. I promise you it may make you feel good now but when the credit card bill arrives not so much.
Bottom line is making your financial list and STICKING with it, you want a new outfit, tie, or car. That’s awesome get it, but only when you have accounted for it in your list. I’m giving you a little tough love but you’re taking steps to learn how to correct, repair, or maintain current credit status. One last thing from this point forward when you see these sexy advertisements LOL because you know your cash and credit cards are staying in your wallet. Take time to read Freedom from Debt Obligations and Visa or Mastercard Anyone?