I saw a blurb on the news and the economists seemed divided when it came to predicting how Americans will spend money after the Recession is lifted. Half thought that Americans have permanently gone from free spenders to frugal savers, and the other half thinks that Americans will go right back to spend, spend, spend. My family and I were a part of the spend, spend, spend culture before the Recession, but have since cut WAAAAAAY back and we now cut coupons. We have our spending down to a science. What have you done, and will you go back to your old ways after the Recession?
Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:42 AM on Oct. 26, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:48 AM on Oct. 26, 2009
We are just like you OP..though we did save as well...we enjoyed a very easy laid back life. We have been forced to spend less, use coupons, utilize left overs and go without some frivolous things.
Answer by mamakirs at 10:48 AM on Oct. 26, 2009
We use only our debit card now or cash. If there isn't money in the bank to buy it, we don't need it. We're trying to pay off debt and we're done with credit cards. We are down to one car now because it's less expensive if dh to gets a bus pass every month and rides the bus. I'm a lot more picky about grocery shopping, though I'm still not organized enough to clip coupons.
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