Suze Orman, with her killjoy practicality when it comes to finances, is still counseling consumers who want to overspend, even in this economy. When will we ever learn? The New York Times wonders the same.
1) Maybe Suze feels a woman with a hairy back, and mustache is an attractive thing?
2) Maybe she felt that on the... 'beauty-isn't-everything' coast, the extra fur would be acceptable because of the cold winters. And, it would help cut down on costly heating bills that the woman may incur.
Just a couple of thoughts.
I like furries.
you mean that kind ?
A bit femme for my taste. My pooch is strictly the bandanna type.
I could count on someone to go there.
i see !
That yellow lab, with his Sunday best on, is a real cutie !!
When I put my golden retriever's bandana on her, she knows it's time to strut her stuff..... it cracks me up. She is so proud of her 'canine' beauty....
Dogs. Woman's best friend...
Very dignified pooch there. Usually we get a fetish site and a comment about pussies.
**For Mystics Below**
(my comment was said in jest)
Not to worry, LB. Even without all the emoticons I think I could have figured out you were joking
Suze Orman is my hero........
Wait a minute. On her "Can You Afford It?" segment Suze denied a woman a $2,000 laser hair removal treatment, but approved a $3-5,000 outdoor kitchen? That just seems wrong.
One makes you look pretty, one adds value to your home. It's always a good idea to increase the value of your home.
True, Robin, but if you read the article Suze at first poo-pooed the outdoor kitchen, suggesting the woman get a grill for about $150. Then she went ahead and approved it. With the laser treatment she asked the woman if she was "really hairy" and when she didn't get an immediate response she denied it.
Maybe it depends on what coast you're on, but here on the 'beauty-isn't-everything' coast if a woman wants to drop $2,000 on hair removal I'm thinking she needs it. And the value of the boost to her confidence in looking and feeling good about herself? Priceless.
FYI, love the fact that you quoted a Visa commercial. :grin:
The quote, very fitting of this subject matter.....
Hey, I don't think you should be spending $35k on an outdoor kitchen. That's just excessive but the truth of the matter is that one could be an investment that eventually sees a return (or even just a break even) while the other won't see any return- ever. I'm talking financial return here because of course Suze Orman is a financial expert, not a beauty expert. I'm sure if the woman was on "What Not To Wear" Stacy and Clinton would tell her to get the laser hair removal.
35K would be excessive indeed. what about 3-5 K?
I totally misread Mystic's original post. $3-5k would be very reasonable for an outdoor kitchen. The further south this woman lives and the more often it would see use, the better the value too.
If anyone can have an outdoor kitchen installed, with all the bells and whistles, for $3-5,000........DO IT !!. And please, give me the contractors name.
In my community, $30-$95,000 is the norm. Depending on design, appliances, and size. It's really not much different than an indoor improvement.
Outdoor living is a way of life here on the West Coast, and it does increase the value of the property exponentially. With the exception of a swimming pool, most outdoor improvements in California, especially cooking/entertainment areas, are generally rewarded with a full cost to value return, plus a generous premium.
I can see why Suze agreed, it would increase the property value. And after all, her bottom line is value for your dollar, and the elimination of debt. I would think installing in a $5,000 outdoor kitchen would afford someone a minimum 150% return on their investment. If, it's a good quality product...
Ummmmm..... this is making me wanna grill something for dinner.
see, cuz choice is something for ALL THE HUMANS!
I still want to know who the sadist torturing Theon in the dungeon...
This is an excerpt from the code of conduct for a local high school in Texas,...
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