Buying Only What You Need Los Banos CA

A student offers his advice on being a wise consumer and not wasting money on unnecessary purchases.

Chase Bank
(209) 826-3011
550 K St
Los Banos, CA
Type
Freestanding
Office Hours
Mon:9:00-6:00
Tues:9:00-6:00
Wed:9:00-6:00
Thurs:9:00-6:00
Fri:9:00-6:00
Sat:9:00-4:00
Sun:closed

Bank of America - Los Banos
(209) 826-5162
556 I St
Los Banos, CA
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Commercial Deposits
Outdoor ATM Services: Open 24 Hours, Talking ATM, Braille, Accepts Deposits, Drive Up, Deposit Image
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese
Office Hours
Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-6
Saturday 10-2
Sunday Closed

Peggy Cabaniss
HC Financial Advisors, Inc.
(925) 299-1800
3685 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 200
Lafayette, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Estate & Generational Planning Issues, Financial Issues Between Generations, Retirement Plan Investment Advice, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Women's Financial Planning Issues
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, BS, CFP®, MS

Roberta Jean Smith
Matrix Planning, Inc.
(310) 399-0457 Ext: 2
3015 Main Street, Suite 403
Santa Monica, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Alternative or Private Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, MS, PDPFP

Michael Randolph
Randolph Managed Investments
(707) 573-1357
50 Old Court House Square, Suite 303
Santa Rosa, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Charitable Giving - Trusts & Foundations, Retirement Plan Investment Advice
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, MS

Wells Fargo - Los Banos
(209) 826-5172
461 J St
Los Banos, CA
Type
Branch
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 09:00 AM-06:00 PM
Sat 09:00 AM-04:00 PM
Sun Closed

Bank of America - Gustine
(209) 854-6476
208 5th St
Gustine, CA
Type
Banking Center
Services
Banking Center Services: Commercial Deposits
Outdoor ATM Services: Open 24 Hours, Talking ATM, Braille, Accepts Deposits, Deposit Image
Languages
English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian, Portuguese
Office Hours
Monday 9-4
Tuesday 9-4
Wednesday 9-4
Thursday 9-4
Friday 9-5
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Kathleen Hartman
Greenleaf Financial Group
(323) 330-0579
5900 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 2600
Los Angeles, CA
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Hourly Financial Planning Services, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Middle Income Client Needs, Planning Issues for Unmarried & Same-Sex Couples, Socially Responsible Investments
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®

Ara Oghoorian
ACap Asset Management, Inc.
(818) 358-3823
15260 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA
Expertises
Advising Medical Professionals, High Net Worth Client Needs, Ongoing Investment Management, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Newlyweds & Novice Investors, Professional Athletes or Entertainers
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFA, CFP®

Michael Babcock
The Wealth Conservatory
(800) 472-1844
1751 Barcelona St. Bldg B
Livermore, CA
Expertises
High Net Worth Client Needs, Helping Clients Identify & Achieve Goals, Ongoing Investment Management, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, College/Education Planning, Middle Income Client Needs
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA

Buying Only What You Need

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(U-WIRE) ATLANTA, Ga. - For a long time I have thought about giving away everything I own and starting over. Complete liquidation of assets -- the creation of a tabula rasa for a capitalist system.

Living by only buying what I need. Somehow, I think you don't miss the little things when you have nothing at all. "Boy, I sure would like to listen to my The Get Up Kids CD. Oh wait, I don't have any CD's."

My parents really need to take this mentality to their refrigerator. Just throw everything away, for chrissake -- the dead fruits and vegetables, the forgotten jars of relish and preserves. Begin again from square one: "I would like to have eggs and orange juice for breakfast tomorrow. I will go out and buy eggs and orange juice."

Next day: "I would like to have hamburgers for dinner. I will go to the store and buy meat and bread and cheese and ketchup." Then the next time you want hamburgers, you already have ketchup. When that bottle runs out, you go buy a new one, as opposed to having two already open and barren bottles somewhere in the fridge that nobody wants to use, coupled with the brand new bottle that was bought in ignorance of the first two (please tell me everyone else's parents do this too).

Imagine approaching your entire life like this -- "I need a car to get to work. I will go buy a car. Oh wait, I need clothes to wear to work. I will go to the mall and buy clothes." Granted, you spend a few days walking around town hungry and naked until everything falls into place, but isn't that a small price to play for a lifestyle of minimal possessions?...


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