You are free not to spend. You're not obligated to spend money on things you cannot afford. Throwing a BBQ? Make it potluck. Another friend had a baby? Buy him this super cute gift set for $19.99 -- not the $130.00 infant swing. It's okay to not be able to afford something. In fact, in 2009, dare we say it's chic to be frugal. Hip to be strapped.
MP Dunleavey, personal finance journalist extraordinaire, shares how she handles talking herself into and out of buying large gifts she can't afford: Admitting When You Can't Afford It.
We know the blogosphere is full of false information, and we surely don't want to be contributing to that mess. Thanks to a DailyWorth subscriber, we learned that last week's post on the New Feminist was wrought with cliché, and not factually sound. With that in mind, we proudly offer you the corrections below by way of Ellen, and will be editing the post accordingly.