Discretionary Spending

Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

I just read an article talking about how a well-known shoe retailer missed analysts’ earnings estimates, blamed in part on a “slowdown in processing of tax refunds.” ย I’m admittedly naive about how people choose to spend their money, but it seems to me that a tax refund shouldn’t have that much of an impact on shoe sales. ย And if it does, would it be possible that people are spending too much money on shoes?

Revisiting some previously unprocessed photos from a year ago, just for fun. ย Enjoy, and happy Friday. ย TGIF! ๐Ÿ™‚

Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

5 thoughts on “Discretionary Spending”

  1. Wow, love the composition of the Shelter Cove image of the flower post and shadow of the lamp! You must have been inspired for that one!
    And, as for shoes. Well, at one time I had more than my share of shoes in my closet. There was little chance for me to wear any of them out. So, off to the thrift store where someone who really needs them can have them. After all, I only have two feet. Of course I can say the same thing for my fountain pens and cameras. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you had a great weekend!

    1. I can’t believe it’s almost been a month since I checked the comments on my blog, and somehow I’m not getting the emails I’m supposed to be getting to let me know – dang it! But then we did go away for a long weekend shortly after I posted these, so I have a little bit of an excuse. ๐Ÿ™‚

      When I took the photo of the lamp shadow I was actually more inspired for dinner! But it was impressive enough to force me to stop and take a few photos.

      Yes, I agree about the shoes. I tend to buy expensive shoes but hold on to them forever, sometimes past the point where Kathy wishes I would throw them away! But I don’t toss them out when they go out of style, since for me anything I’m likely to buy was never in style in the first place! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. I agree with Monte. Love the Shelter Cove imagine. As for the shoes, I can’t say. I didn’t contribute to the economy when I got my tax refund … I did something silly like threw it against my mortgage. Go figure! ๐Ÿ™‚

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