I am pretty stingy with my money. Outside of certain items, I am very much a minimalist by preference, so I tend to think about things in depth before buying them, debating whether I need them, and how much I need them. This is even more so the case with training classes I take.
One of the due diligence steps I take, when considering any purchase, is looking for reviews of the product. Obviously, I look for positive reviews, but equally important to me, I look for negative reviews. You see, when I find something that no one, ever, has anything negative to say about, it makes me suspicious. Especially in the world of for-profit Internet search engines, where I know manufacturers and sellers can pay to have negative reviews of their products buried in the ether.
One of the things I have done, on a reasonably regular basis, is…
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