Originally Posted by Sam
Come on, this is an extreme exaggeration. Not driving a car, maybe. But 1MM for TV watching? Not a chance!
Yeah, I wouldn't want to vouch for their numbers, but the concept is intriguing. Sure if your already a frugal FIREe you won't buy all the bells and whistles, and probably won't buy much of the advertised stuff you see on TV, but somebody must be buying this stuff, since advertisers are willing to pay gazillions for 30 or 60 seconds of primetime. I've been in homes where the TV is always on, and the spendaholic consumer culture also just happens to be in full bloom there. Anecdotal evidence, but...
I think there is a connection, for the average person, whatever the real numbers turn out to be.