|A Frugality debate
Thursday, February 07, 2008
I get several other frugality blogs & just read about an interesting debate from an article originally on Yahoo finance - which shows the attitude of the anti-frugals as well as the pro - (Go to the Simple Dollar blog, I have tried to put in a link - but alas!)
One of the survival tips I have learned painfully over the years is that frugality doesn't always "fly" in social settings. There can be a stigma attached! I have always loved what's now called vintage clothing - but some people have an aversion to it - So I have the habit of just not mentioning WHERE my clothes come from (so what if it's Saks 5th Ave. via a church thrift shop?)
As I have probably said here before, ALL my DESIGNER clothes/bags/shoes etc. come from THRIFT SHOPS. Me spend $250 on a pair of shoes? NO! Me appreciate what a good deal I got when the $250 shoes are $7 - YES! (In fact, racking up imaginary points like that is part of the fun of the thrift game...)
Everyone here is terribly downhome & accepting - which is why I like thriftyfun - but in the great big cold world out there not everyone is going to be so kind - Be prepared!
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