I love it when a blog post writes itself. I’m that Lazy. For instance, watch this commercial for Public Storage:
I saw this yesterday. Fortunately, through the magic of DVR, I was set it up for my wife to watch. I asked her if she could guess why I wanted her to watch. She said, “But you have dogs playing Blackjack, not poker.” (Can I get a frugality award for having a reprint or a knock-off?) Once I gave her the raised eyebrow of “okay be serious”, she knew I was going at it from the personal finance perspective… and she nailed exactly what I saw.
Public Storage doesn’t solve this couple’s problem as it claims. What it really provides is a way to pay a monthly fee or the rest of the their lives (assuming their marriage is forever) to ignore the problem. Is it just me or does this seem like an unusual marketing angle?