In So Many Words

Books of Educational and Informational Comics from Larry Paros


Book IX: The Sweet Buy and Buy (Economics)

Buy Any Means

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Key Root for this column


Minor Roots

Greek: plassein, "to mold" or "shape."

Words and Phrases List

buy it, cash on the barrelhead, on the cuff, pay through the nose, put it on the cuff, lose one's shirt

Thoughts for Today

  1. What are the plusses and minuses of putting cash on the barrelhead?
  2. Does having a credit card make it easier to buy goods? Do you buy more when having one?
  3. What percent of your purchases are made using your credit card?
  4. Do you pay your credit card off each month? If not, what is your average cost for carrying forth your indebtedness?
  5. Do you have any concerns about putting things on the cuff?