I don’t want to demean or dismiss America’s new found love affair with frugality. I think it is good that people have arrived at this point, where preserving their cash seems more important than owning as much flashy crap as can be accumulated. I have to feel a sense of smugness at this. I was converted by my significant other from a wastrel spendthrift to plain thrift a long time ago. It’s great that the news and intarwebs are full of tips of frugality and articles extolling the value of living within your means and building your savings, but seriously, where have they been the last decade? This is always a good idea, and was in the high flying times too.
I guess what I’m saying is that I welcome the influx of tourists to Frugality Town, but I’ve been living here a long time. Hope you stick around.