How to save $1,500 by buying a bikini and wearing it for a month
By shopping for the perfect bathing suit at a nudist resort, you’ll be able to save up to $1.25, according to a new study by a team of economists at the University of Chicago.
The study, published Thursday in the American Economic Review, used data from the National Center for Health Statistics to analyze whether buying a bathing suit for a year would be a good investment.
The authors said their research is one of the first to compare bathing suits with a range of other options and suggests that buying a new suit at the right time might be more beneficial than buying it at a cheaper time.
It’s a bit of a stretch to say that bathing suits are a panacea for all your bathing woes.
They are a very inexpensive way to go, but we still have some things we want to do and people need to have access to these things, said Adam Kuznets, a doctoral student in economics and the study’s lead author.
Bikini bathing suits were already popular in the 1970s and 1980s, but their popularity declined after the advent of the internet and a changing consumer culture, the authors wrote.
“Bikini-clad people have less disposable income and are more likely to be poor,” Kuzets said.
“Bikini water bathing is an important way to make sure people have access and feel comfortable in their homes and in their neighborhoods.”
Boys, men and older people were most likely to purchase a bikini suit at an inexpensive time, the study said.
For example, men were more likely than women to buy one for a date, and men were also more likely if they were older than women.
But younger men were likely to buy a bikini for themselves and their friends.
Bathrooms have become a more common choice, especially for women, as well as for men, the researchers said.
That trend could also be changing.
The researchers did not find evidence that people who use a swimsuit to go swimming are more financially vulnerable than those who do not.
But they said the study offers an interesting opportunity for nudists to save money, particularly as the popularity of bathing suits has soared in recent years.
“There’s an opportunity to look at whether there’s a relationship between buying a swim suit and the risk of a hospitalization, or death, or any of these outcomes,” Koznets said.
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