Economizing in a Tough Economy

Lots of us are cutting back on discretionary spending – 9 out of 10 people, in fact, according to a survey from market researcher GfK Roper Consulting. Still, as noted in a article about the study, there are some things that people just can’t seem to live without – like TV. A whopping half of all Americans plan to buy a flat-screen or high definition TV in the next year. Cable and satellite TV subscriptions are also far down the list of items people are willing to do without.

There’s some evidence that people are cutting back on restaurant meals as a way of spending less. One way to still enjoy an occasional night out is to visit, where you can buy $25 restaurant certificates for $10. Better yet, first do an Internet search for “ coupon codes.” Just before finishing this article I found an additional 40 percent off at

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