This BLOG Post will be more of a discussion. I really want to hear from you on this.
|Verb||1.||tighten one’s belt – live frugally and use less resources; “In the new economy, we all have to learn to tighten our belts”|
Lets face it right now the economy sucks!
People who never used coupons before are suddenly coupon cutters. Generic brands are flying off the shelfs. Women are waiting a few extra weeks to get their roots touched up and attempting home manicures and pedicures.
They are trading in thier SUV’s for economy cars.
Discount stores like H & M, Marshalls, and Nordstrom Rack have huge lines while the mall seems virtually empty. Households have cut back on almost everything.
With the struggling economy many of us have had to tighten our belts, cut back on luxuries and get back to basics BUT…..there are some things that each of us refuse to skimp on! We each hold on to one dirty little luxury to keep us sane, to help make us forget how bad it is.
One man’s obscenely extravagant frivolity is another man’s hardcore life staple.
Whether the belt you tighten is Louis Vuitton or Old Navy..its still being tightened!
What luxury do you rationalize out as being necessary? Is it having a housekeeper? A Massage? A highend handbag? Dining out? What is your MUST-HAVE?