Monthly Archives: October 2008

Starbucks’ Decline

One of the signs of the downturn and frugality is the pain through which Starbucks is going. Outlets are being closes as the heydeys of this global giant are now over. Sadly, they are taking it out on their employees. … Continue reading

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Consumer Spending Down in the United States

Consumer spending is down in the United States. One of my favorite columnist, Nobel award winning Paul Krugman writes on the impact of this drop in spending: The long-feared capitulation of American consumers has arrived. According to Thursday’s G.D.P. report, … Continue reading

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Consumers Feel the Next Crisis: It’s Credit Cards

The New York Times has an article examining the next crisis: the credit card crisis. If you have high credit card debt, now is the time to start planning and cutting back costs to bring this debt down. Otherwise, you … Continue reading

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My First Poll

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The Slow Cooker AKA Crock Pot

I am a slow cooker fanatic. I find it convenient and quick to cook great meals. It is also a great way to save on electricity. Depending on the size of your slow cooker and that of your oven, a … Continue reading

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Great Kids’ Books About Financial Ruin

Slate has a wonderful slideshow on good books for kids to help them through these difficult times. These are good books to help your children grow up to be frugal penny pinchers ready to live within their means.

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The Death of the Credit Card Economy

Slate has a very telling piece on the death of credit. Their article, The Death of the Credit Card Economy: Car leases, student loans, no-money-down mortgages, and high credit limits are vanishing, documents how Americans, and by extension Canadians, have … Continue reading

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