You know… with the increase in financial woes amongst the nation, I’m getting really irritated with slew of buzz words that have erupted. You know the ones…
Staying at home during your vacation instead of traveling to a pleasure destination. This can be caused by high gas prices, or just a shortage of money
And the one I loathe most…
A person who is able to remain stylish during times of economic hardship. A recessionista can shop on a limited budget and still manage to be up to date on the most current fashions. A recessionista does not let a bad economy, inflation, or a strong recession damage his or her wardrobe and opts to search for sales and shop at thrifty discount stores instead.
I’m not sure why “recessionista” irritates me so much… I think the straw that broke the camel’s back was a story featured on CNN this morning dubbing women “recessionistas” for opting to NOT spend $900 on a frickin’ haircut. Really?
I hung out with Juli and Martin on Friday and one of the topics of conversation was the whole economic downturn and how it’s impacting us all. One of the things that Juli noted (she’s a resident of Scotland) was that she was surprised by how little Americans save.
It’s true! The fact that high-end salons were even a NEWS STORY on CNN is ridiculous. I don’t think it’s rocket science that if you’ve lost your job (or had a spouse lose their job) that you should cut back on spending. While Jeremy and I are pretty frivolous at times, we’ve really reigned in our spending. We’re not going out much. We’re not eating out much. And we put money away in savings as much as possible. We’re trying to prep for the worst.
But seriously – recessionista? A CNN news story?