January 05, 2009

Frugality -- It's Dangerous!

¶ These doggone frugal people! They are not spending enough!

Rick and Noreen Capp recently reduced their credit-card debt, opened a savings account and stopped taking their two children to restaurants. Jessica and Alan Muir have started buying children's clothes at steep markdowns, splitting bulk-food purchases with other families and gathering their firewood instead of buying it for $200 a cord.

That sounds like normal life to me--especially the day after I paid for next summer's farm share.

4 comments:

Smart Dogs said...

Sounds pretty normal for us too.

Something's seriously wrong when our entire economy is based on excess deficit spending at every level.

john said...

nice article :)

dr. hypercube said...

Damn that John Maynard Keynes!

LabRat said...

That sounds like here too except we actually DO regard ourselves as spoiled yuppies.

Evidently that's on a bit of sliding scale...