What expensive items do we spend money on that we could easily make for ourselves? This Reddit thread poses that very question, something many people don’t like to think about.
Nearly 1 in 3 millennials say they have spent money budgeted for other things on themselves, according to a new report from Northwestern Mutual. They're more than twice as likely to do so than Gen Xers, and almost eight times more likely than baby boomers.
Uniqlo, the Japan-based clothing retailer, is taking a unique approach to selling its clothes: vending machines.
The company, owned by Fast Retailing Co. announced on Wednesday it was installing 10 vending machines in and around New York, Houston and Oakland, Calif. to sell some of its clothes. Uniqlo isn’t the only company selling non-food items in vending machines. It’s a growing trend as retailers look for new ways to sell their goods, so shoppers may be seeing more of them, said Andrea Woroch, a consumer shopping expert. “There’s no hassle,” she said, “you get what you want.”