Sunday, April 28, 2024

You Have to Spend Money

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Not the same thing at all.

Today's logic lesson: If someone tells you that you have to spend money to make money, don't for one moment believe that they're saying that if you spend money then you will make money. Those statements are not logically equivalent.

If the former case, you can spend money and not make money. The first statement doesn't say that you actually will make money if you spend money, only that you won't make money if you do not. This statement is only false if you make money without spending any.

What they'd like you to hear is the second statement, which is a more traditional p then q statement. In this instance, you may or may not make money without spending money. On the other hand, the statement is false if you spend money and don't make money.

Many poor planners or investors will tell you that it's quite possible that you can spend money and not make money. You hope and plan for a better outcome.

Speaking of spending money and making money: if you like reading fantasy and science fiction, consider spending money on any of the books advertised below, three of which I wrote, and one where my stories are included along with 12 other authors. Will you make money if you spend it this way? No, but I might make a few pennies. And isn't that worth it? ... Anyone? ... Anyone? ...

I also write Fiction!

You can now order my newest book Burke's Lore, Briefs: Portrait of a Lady Vampire & Other Vampiric Cravings, written by Christopher J. Burke, which contains the aforementioned story and three other stories.
Order the softcover or ebook at Amazon.

And don't forget that Burke's Lore, Briefs:A Heavenly Date / My Damned Best Friend is still available!

Also, check out Devilish & Divine, an anthology filled with stories of angels and devils by 13 different authors, and In A Flash 2020, by Christopher J. Burke for 20 great flash fiction stories, perfectly sized for your train rides.
Available in softcover or ebook at Amazon.

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