free stuff

this has to be one of the best uses of the internet i've seen: it's now trivial for people to pass the things they don't want to people who can use them. my first great experience with this was through craigslist. i've been looking forward for a long time for them to add a baltimore…

yuppies

[this is the text of a response i made on misc.consumers.frugal-living to a post criticizing the fact that elaine saint james's books advocate frugality to people who don't need to be frugal.] i think elaine saint james fills an important need, but i'll hasten to add that i'm not a part of her target audience.…