With the economy faltering and the Dow looking like its gaining and losing the same 700 points over and over, people are pinching their pennies as hard as they can. They're giving up restaurant meals and concerts, bit-ticket items and small luxuries. But some people are also giving up things like daycare tuition and gymnastics class and allowances for their kids, which made me wonder... if you're not in dire straits, where do you draw the line?
If I were single and childless, I would happily eliminate all sorts of things that have become semi-necessities for us. Cable. Land-line phones. New clothes. Going out. But while I’m content to restrict my own spending, I’m reluctant to stop spending money on things for my kids.... [More]
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