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The Other 1 Percent

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Good Monday morning!  I hope everyone that had one, enjoyed their long week-end.  I want to talk about money today and the season upon us.

Thanksgiving in America has officially become "Opening Day of Shopping Season" and it has many comparisons to hunting and fishing and all "sports" that involve an opening day!

I find some of the headlines to read as if the Big Box Stores would be reminiscent of the days of colliseums and without a doubt some of the shopping appears to be gladiator style.

It seems, rather than great deals, it's that products are in short supply and limited quantity that make this event grow more intense and earlier every yaer.

I happen to remember what I think was the beginning of this, at last in my adult life and it was over a Cabbage Patch Doll, Supply and Demand is as old as capitalism.  Now with amazing ways to advertise, and with digital ease of inventory it's so easy to "cause" the demand and limit the supply.

Join me this morning and lets make some plans for this year's Shopping Season.