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An extreme example of "doing without"?
It seems like more than half of the conversations we had with friends and family this weekend revolved around the increasingly scary economy. We don't want to beat a dead horse or add to the panic that seems to be hanging in the air, instead, we want to know what little changes you've made in your home...

in order to save money or simply downsize a bit. Hopefully we can get some ideas from each other on ways to scale back and maybe gain some perspective on what we can and can't do without. We'll start it off with a small one: we're doing without our favorite (but expensive) candles - love 'em, don't need 'em. How about you?

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