Monday, April 27, 2009

Frugality in the News

Here's an interesting short blurb about shoe repair businesses. In our age of disposable products, we don't think to get our shoes repaired; we just throw them out when they're worn. However, I actually have gotten heels replaced once or twice. It not only was very cheap, but it made my shoes pretty much like new. Definitely worth it for good-quality shoes.

The Austin Daily Herald tells how teenage girls are saving money on their prom shopping by buying used dresses at a consignment shop. It seems to me that the amount of money spent on prom these days is tremendous. Kudos to the smart, mature teenagers who are keeping their spending (and their parents' spending) to a reasonable level!

Finally, this article is part of a series in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on how the recession is affecting a variety of people. I'm sure we can all relate to some of the experiences and the ways families are cutting costs.

Photo by Ian Britton.

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