How do you feel about flash mobs?
Do you love them (because they're just so cool!) or hate them (because they're just so annoying!)?
Now: What about cash mobs?
Cash mobs are part of the movement to support local businesses. Participants arrange a "spontaneous" meeting at an unprepared location—a local business—and then they spend.
Between the flash mob and the spending, they're attracting a lot of attention.
Jezebel brought it to our attention when the first International Cash Mob Day was held on March 24. Masterminded by a Cleveland lawyer, crowds in the United States and Europe gathered with the intention to spend at least $20 at a locally-owned business and meet new people.
We love the idea of supporting local businesses, but remember that the excitement of a cash mob doesn't mean you should spend indiscriminately. The first person to create a "Cash Mob" folder in the My Money Center gets five LV gold stars* ...
*Note: LV gold stars are not actually a thing.
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