The Best Way To Boost the Economy? Spa, Spa, Spa!-------
If the recession has put the kibosh on your once frivolous spending habits, you will be thrilled to discover that there are some indulgences you need not give up—not yet, at least. According to a recent article, spending money on personal services like pedicures, facials, and massages, versus a pair of shoes with a three-figure price tag, is not only better for your body and spirit, it’s also better for the economy. The argument is that many of the personal service industry’s salons and spas are locally owned, and since much of their revenue goes toward paying staff rather than outsourcing labor, the majority of the money spent will continue to funnel back into the surrounding community. If you’ve been waiting for a reason to help rationalize that triple oxygen facial, here it is.