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Pam's recounting of how her ancestrally thrifty habits have helped her in modern life in ways none of her foremothers could have imagined!

Showing 2 posts from February 2008 for this blog.
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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$ spent in Iraq
Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Since this is a frugal-minded website and community and BLOG, I thought I would include a link to the American Friends Service Committee's video on how we could spend the $ that daily goes to Iraq here at home.

No matter what your politics are - the costs are staggering.

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