Terminal Lance #38 “Personal Financial Management”
May 28, 2010
It is a very common thing, and a very large problem in the Marine Corps. Marines every day fall victim to predatory lenders and debt, ending up with a mountain of financial ails by the time they’re 22 and ready to get out. We all know the guy who never seems to have money for a beer, needs a spot or just can’t keep up with his cell phone. Usually they have all kinds of new, useless shit that seemed like a good idea at the time.
A lot of predatory lenders specifically target Marines, being able to spot a high and tight on top of a poorly dressed body from miles away. New Marines (boots) are specifically susceptible to these practices, as no matter how you look at it, they’re fresh out of high school and really don’t know anything about these sorts of things. If you’re single it’s not hard to go through your entire enlistment just paying a phone bill and saving up your money for when you EAS. Unfortunately most Marines will blow their money on alcohol and cab rides into town anyway, instead of spending it at the Terminal Lance Store, which is clearly a better choice.
Speaking of which, I have added some new shirts to the store. Check it out by clicking the link above or by clicking the “Store” tab at the top of the page. Oh, and if you missed my announcements, there’s a $5 off any $25 or more purchase special at the store right now. Enter the code: Terminallance10 at checkout to receive the discount, the offer is good til the 31st.
In personal news, I think I’ve gained like 10 lbs since I’ve been back. Late night outings to pancake houses have become a staple for me. If you frequent the Hotcake House on SE Powell and 10th, you may find me there being a fat kid, indulging myself on my favorite meal at around midnight. It’s been raining so hard here every day I’ve been back, it’s difficult to find a chance to go for a run. This isn’t that warm Hawaiian rain either, it’s that Oregon rain that can only be accurately described as: “Cold as fuck.”
I got a lot of responses on the last strip, regarding the SgtMaj’s chevrons. Apparently he can buy them, which is pretty cool I suppose. Not nearly as fantastical as I had envisioned, but alright nonetheless. I need to get some serious arting done, I feel very rusty since all I have to work with is this tablet. In any case, look forward to seeing some random artwork put up by me in the News section once I get a chance to sit down and do something different for a change.
Until then, keep keeping it keeping… or something. Rah? ERR!