When you’re out shopping for everyone on your list this holiday season, a recent article from The Motley Fool suggests it’s important to think about what your hard-earned money is supporting:
“…This time of year is known for retailers’ tantalizing deals. However, part of what we’re paying for — and supporting with our dollars — is their ability to pay their people well and offer useful perks and benefits. There’s nothing wrong with looking for bargains; many of us are on budgets and have to watch our pennies. However, there’s something to be said for strategically directing some of the spending money we do have to the companies that try to do things better. Our whole economy benefits when more people can pay their bills and spend discretionary income, so the picture is even bigger than the happiness of your favorite cashier or barista. It’s a gift all of us, all year round.”
We’d like to hope that this year’s holiday shoppers are out there voting with their pocketbooks! What’s your take?