Tuesday, May 20, 2008


For a long time I have wondered about some of the ads on TV. One of the ones that has me wondering is the one that goes something like this. "Is the IRS calling you all the time and sending you nasty letters? Do you owe thousands in unpaid taxes, have you years of unfiled tax returns. Don't take on the IRS on your own, let our IRS professionals handle your case for you. We have helped thousands of 'good' people like you." I think in the fine print it says they only help 'good' people who owe $10,000 or more. I don't consider those that don't file tax returns or pay taxes owed 'good' people.

Another type of ad that has me scratching my (some body part) is those that promise to grow your wealth and manage your wealth. There are a ton of these ads on at all times of the day and night. The question is, who are they trying to get?? If you have a 401K at work, it is managed by a broker for you and you don't have a choice on who it is. If you are investing on your own, you already have a broker to buy and sell stocks for you. So who are these ads supposed to entice into doing business with them??

The way they use the word wealth has a dirty feel to it for me. The word wealth didn't used to have any effect on me, but since St Ronnie made greed not only acceptable but highly desirable it has come to have a filthy connotation to it.

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