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Old 27.09.2021, 11:59
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Promoting excessive financial spending

This paid advertisement https://www.englishforum.ch/finance-...-budget-s.html Does not seem to be a great advertisement for such as course as it only has first name recommendations, which I find less believable than if we have the full name.

I am not a big activist in terms of a forum's content, but given that this place was put into read only for a week because of sexist comments or unusual views on coronavirus and was returned to life with a clear message that it should be a helpful resource for people entering Switzerland, I'm surprised there are advertisements in the area of financial help as this is quite a controversial segment of advertising.

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Old 27.09.2021, 12:56
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This paid advertisement https://www.englishforum.ch/finance-...-budget-s.html is in the same league as credit card companies that promise cash now / worry later approaches to desperately poor people that you hear on the radio countless times in many countries around the world.

I am not a big activist in terms of a forum's content, but given that this place was put into read only for a week because of sexist comments or unusual views on coronavirus and was returned to life with a clear message that it should be a helpful resource for people entering Switzerland, how you can possibly marry that message up with this simply dreadful type of advertising is simply beyond words.

This amply demonstrates that this is a money-at-all-costs resource, rather than the stated aim of being a helpful resource for swiss expats.
Looking at the ad it's quite the opposite. It's just a yearly plan to keep your spending under control. Some people may need that help to plan things out properly.
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Old 27.09.2021, 13:06
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This paid advertisement https://www.englishforum.ch/finance-...-budget-s.html is in the same league as credit card companies that promise cash now / worry later approaches to desperately poor people that you hear on the radio countless times in many countries around the world.

I am not a big activist in terms of a forum's content, but given that this place was put into read only for a week because of sexist comments or unusual views on coronavirus and was returned to life with a clear message that it should be a helpful resource for people entering Switzerland, how you can possibly marry that message up with this simply dreadful type of advertising is simply beyond words.

This amply demonstrates that this is a money-at-all-costs resource, rather than the stated aim of being a helpful resource for swiss expats.
Looks like typical couching. Unless you have direct knowledge of something wrong, I guess it's good to NOT publish any judgement online.
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Old 27.09.2021, 13:11
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Re: Promoting excessive financial spending

I bet none of the reviewers exist.

But yes, beyond budget here isn't encouraging people to live beyond their budget, but rather promote an alternative to budgeting. Seems pretty dumb though and no doubt going to their presentations is something that appears in their uber-budget.
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Old 27.09.2021, 13:42
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Re: Promoting excessive financial spending

He's not good at it or he wouldn't have paid to place this ad here or he would have invested in a decent ad.

It appears like these "lose 30 kilos in one month", I was always waiting for the link "insert your email here and we'll send you the ebook on the secret".

Closing the thread immediately didn't really help getting away with it uncommented, huh?
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Old 27.09.2021, 13:52
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I bet none of the reviewers exist.

But yes, beyond budget here isn't encouraging people to live beyond their budget, but rather promote an alternative to budgeting. Seems pretty dumb though and no doubt going to their presentations is something that appears in their uber-budget.
Agreed. The phrase "Go beyond budgets" doesn't mean "live beyond what you can afford". It means there are other ways to manage your finances.

Not everyone knows how to handle money. Budgets work for some but not for others. It's an interesting idea.

At 497 CHF for one day it's a bit steep in my opinion. The ad also comes quite late for anyone that would have wanted to go. According to the website the course is this coming Friday.
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