Friday Night Links When Did Cheap become Chic? I remember when cheap was an insult! In the last few years, cheap has become a proud syndrome, condition or characteristic.
A dictionary definition of cheap is:
- Cheap means costing very little, of little value or someone who is unwilling to spend money?
- An example of cheap is a car being sold for under $1,000.
- An example of cheap is a garment made of trashy fabric.
- An example of cheap is a person who has money, but will not spend it on anything.
I never thought of myself as cheap, however I am value conscious. I am a buyer who seeks the best (lowest) prices for what I am interested in buying. I like shopping at discount stores, sales, or shopping online as long as I get a deal. In other words, I like high quality items at a discount. I like coupons, discounts, promo codes and just plain low prices. Just don’t call me cheap!
You probably think I am out there shopping like everyone else this time of year. Nope! I usually wait until after the holidays to go shopping. When I do go shopping, I look for value! This makes a good segue to today’s picks for Friday Night Links:
The following articles caught my attention:
Afford Anything – Wow, You’re Really Doing It!
Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance – Reader Question: Should I Invest in a Bond Fund Now?
Boomer & Echo – 11 Steps To Financial Freedom – Step 11: Create Your Final Plan
Buck Inspire – Two Weeks Notice
Bucksome Boomer – Money saving tips for the holidays
The selection of blogs is up to the committee of one established by krantcents as a representative of the Academy of Frugal Journalistic Writers. That committee can be influenced by meaningful comments, signing up for my RSS feeds, backlinks, links, trackbacks, Facebook Likes, Twitter, Retweets, Digg, StumbleUpon, delicio, Yahoo Buzz, Google Bookmarks and other social media. If you plan on creating a single purpose political action committee (PAC) to buy advertising on my blog to solely influence the committee, please go ahead! Please understand it will not influence the results.
I read more than five hundred (500) articles a week and I highlight just five (5) in my Friday Night Links.
Friday Night Links When Did Cheap become Chic?
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