Our depressed economy and job losses are helping us move toward a more sustainable lifestyle. Here’s an article by the expert of cheap, provided by our Cities on the Cheap Colleague, Lisa Mann:
Is there a silver lining to the economic downturn?
If you believe as I do, that most Americans, not all Americans, but most Americans would actually be happier and the quality of their life would increase if they consumed and spent less, then you have to believe that there are some silver linings to this, says Jeff Yeager, author of The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches and www.UltimateCheapskate.com.
I’m not insensitive to those who have lost jobs or homes, but the fact is, that ain’t most Americans. Most Americans are in a funk because if things don’t get better they’ll have to give up table service or something dire like that. Since the recession the media keeps covering how to get all this stuff for 10% less. But we’re missing the golden epiphany of this time we’re living through. We shouldn’t be asking “how can we afford it?”, we should be asking “do we need it?” If we don’t buy it will our lives be better or worse?
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