Sunday, November 30, 2008

Enjoy the Excess of Thrift

Naturally the news of a continuing recession forces one to start thinking. The safe bet is to close down and guard every penny, wait out the down turn so you're ready to enjoy life when the sun starts shinning again. But what is life if not enjoyed. So rather than taking pennies to the bank, why not just spend those dime more wisely.

Old curmudgeons like Andy Rooney have been doing that for years. Recently he shared his advice and for the most part his money saving ideas aren't half bad. The one thing I'd add is when dinning out, amp-up the enjoyment with a bottle of wine. Just be smart, bring the bottle, pay the corking fee. For the price you pay for a crappy bottle at a restaurant, you could buy the entire case on-line.

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