What's Your Spending Flinch Point?

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[Editor's Note: Though I've never given name to it before, I do indeed have a shopping flinch point, and its name is "$20." I can't part with more than $20 without feeling a bit of angst unless that money is coming directly out of my savings account and had been earmarked for the item in question. Do you have one? -Rita]

What's Your Flinch Point?

After years of shopping thrift, I have a $5 flinch point. That’s the thrift effect. Setting reasonable limits. Anything over $5 requires my thoughtful consideration. I don’t care if it’s a bed frame or a dresser. If I can purchase a Limoges porcelain covered dish, a Wedgwood cake stand, 100 year-old rare books, a new sweater from Sundance, a Jos. A. Bank suit, sterling rings, vintage Emile Henry bake ware, bamboo chairs, and much more for under $5 - I better give serious thought to anything over.

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