Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Invest in your future

I often hear members of my support group say a suggested self-help method is "too expensive".  I'll agree, some things are rather expensive for people on Disability, but you have to do a cost-benefit analysis, rather than just look at the size of the number you're about to put on your credit card.
 
For example, there was no question that my old mattress needed to be replaced, but what finally convinced me to try the Sleep Number bed was the information that I could use it for 30 nights, and if I didn't like it, return it and owe only the delivery fee.  I'm glad I took the gamble -- after buying it, I was able to work enough additional hours that the bed paid for itself in the first year!
 
Something that costs $100 a month might look like a huge chunk of your SSDI check, but what if that expenditure produced enough improvement that you could trade your SSDI check for a full-time paycheck?  Even Bernie Madoff would be impressed by a $100 investment that returned $2500!





 

2 comments:

James Freund said...

Hi, I work for Select Comfort in customer service. I’m excited to hear that your “investment” has worked out for you! We’re always hearing from our customers about the improvement to their quality of life that the Sleep Number bed has brought. Enough so that we have a website www.ilovesleepnumber.com where we invite our customers to share their stories with the world. I’d encourage you to stop by and post a note. My colleague Sarah is on twitter as welll www.twitter.com/SleepNumberSara and posts lots of news about Select Comfort including all of our latest deals and contests.

Thanks again for the kind words about our bed.

Jim Freund

Select Comfort Customer Service

I’m a 40!

James Freund said...

Hi, I work for Select Comfort in customer service. I’m excited to hear that your “investment” has worked out for you! We’re always hearing from our customers about the improvement to their quality of life that the Sleep Number bed has brought. Enough so that we have a website www.ilovesleepnumber.com where we invite our customers to share their stories with the world. I’d encourage you to stop by and post a note. My colleague Sarah is on twitter as welll www.twitter.com/SleepNumberSara and posts lots of news about Select Comfort including all of our latest deals and contests.

Thanks again for the kind words about our bed.

Jim Freund

Select Comfort Customer Service

I’m a 40!