A little retail therapy never hurt anyone. Emphasis on the “little.” Blowing your budget on unnecessary items is a slippery slope to a negative bank balance. This piece of advice should come with the caveat to still save for a rainy day.
Financial advice should come from…well… financial advisors! It’s in the name people.
Are You Kid(ney)ing?
Anyone that's had the unfortunate experience of dealing with kidney stones would know the trials and tribulations it takes to get rid of them. Gulping down a 2-liter bottle of coke is not an easy fix. If anything it may be a quick cavity causer or raise your blood sugars. Will it get rid of kidney stones? No.
Let's just hope that this advice came from a friend and not a medical professional because that would be really difficult to swallow.
Third Time's a Charm
When you apply for a job, the more experience you have the better. However, unlike job experience, being 'experienced' in marriages is not a great indicator that a person knows how to be a successful spouse. That's because one of the cornerstones of marriage is trying to make the relationship last in the long run.
Perhaps it would've been more helpful if the man had started with the disclaimer of being married three times before relaying unsolicited marriage advice.
The stock market is, by its nature, a gamble. However, purchasing stocks from companies that appear to be evergreen is usually a safe bet. We're sure that at the time that Linda's teacher gave this advice, Blockbuster stocks appeared to be a fool-proof investment.
However, as we now all know, the streaming services revolution knocked Blockbuster off its throne. It made Blockbuster stocks about as valuable as the VHS tapes and DVDs gathering dust in your garage.
Advice for a Rainy Day
This is a textbook example of 'dad-advice'. Stating the obvious without solving any problems. It's like the 'dad-joke' but more annoying because there's actually something to fix.
As the saying goes, "when it rains, it pours" so don't let a downpour bring down your house. We hope that John looked elsewhere for repair tips and fixed the leak in his roof before the next big storm.