For a while, I was sure we were part of a larger trend. Over the past couple of years, my husband and I have both become stubbornly thrifty. Nearly every piece of furniture in our new home, for example, was either handed down to us from family members who were trying to get rid of the junk or was found at a thrift store and repurposed.
Instead of being embarrassed by the dinged wood and slightly mismatched secondhand furniture that crowds our modest house, however, we’ve been proud to show it off.
No cable, no landline, no problem. No frills lifestyle isn’t poverty, but frugality.