Shopping

Sharing Time: How Much Did You Spend on Presents This Year?

It’s time. If you are ready, willing, and prepared, please drop into the comment box the answers to these questions.

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My No-Purchase November Adventure

idle hands are the devil’s Gilt sprees

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The Search for an Unpillable Sweater

There is a gap between the person I am, and the person I want to be, and into that gap falls sweater happiness. I picture myself lounging in cashmere beside a fireplace while waving a volume of Lisa Robertson’s poetry, or fly-fishing in Scotland while wearing chunky cable knit.

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When Budget Beauty Starts to Hurt

None of my jobs pay me well enough to support an emotionally fueled makeup addiction.

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What Are You Wearing and What Did It Cost

Bags seem to be the splurge of choice, followed by shoes.

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Do You Hold Back on Buying Items You Want So People Can Give Them as Gifts?

Now that we’re adults, many of us don’t wait until our birthday to buy new clothes, and we certainly don’t wait until Christmas to download that album we’ve been wanting. So what do we put on our holiday wishlists?

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Low-Cost Ways of Entertaining Aunt Flo

I’m surfing the crimson wave, managing a red scare, on the rag. And god am I tired of how much it costs.

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Holiday Shopping Stories

It had never occurred to me that the box could be empty. I mean, I was barely six years old; the idea that you could accidentally carry home an empty box instead of a gyroscope just wasn’t part of my worldview.

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We’re All Shopping At Our Desks Today Right? OK Great

Sorry, America, you’re not going to get any work out of your desk jockeys today. We’ve got shopping to do.

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Lost Your iPad? Buy It Back In Alabama

If you want to try to track down your misplaced possessions, try the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama. Just make sure to bring your wallet.

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