Yes you heard me right, stay away from discount sites such as Groupon.
I have received many invitations to join *Gluepon* but I don’t bother.
From now on I will use the name Gluepon (because it makes you glue to it) to represent all “deals of the day” sites to simplify things.
First off, I have nothing personal against these sites.
But IMHO, Gluepon is a big no-no.
From the onset, it looks like Gluepon is doing a favor for all of us.
And it helps many consumers like us to save money like never before.
Look deeper and you’ll soon realize it doesn’t look as it is.
What happens after you join Gluepon list?
You start receiving deal after deal in your inbox.
Sometimes, it’s up to 50 emails in a day… just from Gluepon.
Jamming up your inbox is one thing.
Another thing that is more serious is after looking at those deals, you are tempted to spend munny you won’t otherwise spend.
You take out your credit card because the deal gives you 70% discount.
You buy it not because you need it but because it’s on sale.
You are happy thinking you have saved 70%, but in fact you spend 30%.
Furthermore, those deals you find on Gluepon are generally not of high quality products.
If their products are so good and sellable, the merchants won’t need Gluepon anyway.
Gluepon is designed to encourage you to spend, spend, and spend.
Just by staying away from it, you can see a healthy balance in your bank account.
P.S. I’ll be launching my new book “The Nonconformist’s Guide to Parenting.”
There’s a chapter in the book that teaches children about munny and how to beat consumerism.
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P.P.S. In case you noticed, I have changed the title of the new book from “The Uncensored Guide” to “The Nonconformist’s Guide.”
To better reflect the book… besides it sounds cooler and sexier too. Hope you like it!