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The economy's bad. But so are our spending habits.



The economy is getting more woeful by the day. People are struggling to keep their homes from foreclosure. Charities are watching their donations shrivel.

But some more fortunate members of society, having grown accustomed to free spending when the market was flush and property values were rising, are having a hard time trimming the fat from their family budgets. From $2.50 ring tones to $2,000 resodding jobs, we spend by habit and sometimes because we're obligated to by law. Read story.

Either way, we seem to be trapped and we're struggling to get out. 

Do you have a guilty spending pleasure that you're trying to tame?

Share your stories in the comments area.

[Last modified: Monday, May 24, 2010 3:46pm]


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