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Thrifty District: Reduced-Price Relaxation

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You can go ahead an insert the obligatory comments about the horrible economy plus how stressful everyone’s jobs are at the moment, and therefore make the obvious case for the increased need for stress-reducing treatments. Duh. You know my intro already. But let’s be realistic in our cost benefit analysis – is $120 for a massage going to make you feel better or worse about your financial situation? Right, you’re rolling your eyes, that’s what I thought.

But just because you can’t afford it doesn’t mean you don’t still need it. So I’m here to help you, friend, find a cheaper ticket to stress-less-ville. I’ve got a few cost-saving tips if you want to go to a professional spa, and then a few quick ideas and links if you’re up for a do it yourself spa session. Continue reading

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Thrifty District: Staying Cute in a Recession

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This Thrifty District is going to be kind of lady-focused. I apologize, male WLDC readers (and lady readers who are not so into accessorizing and hairstyles), but we’ll have some college basketball coverage this afternoon to balance it out, okay?

So, the economy is in the crapper. People are getting laid off all around you. Maybe you’ve been laid off yourself. You need to cut costs, but you also don’t want to look like a scrub while furiously networking and trying to secure job interviews. The best way to improve what’s already in your closet (especially if you’ve taken Jenn’s advice on cheap-but-chic clothing) is with a good haircut and accessories, but that can be expensive too, especially if you’re unemployed. Fortunately, there are ways around that. Continue reading

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Sweet Nectar of Life!

News alert! News alert! What’s that you say? Cheap coffee???! Better yet, cheap Dunkin’ Donuts coffee!?

From today until Nov. 11, coffee from your local Dunkin’ Donuts will cost 4 times less than your morning ‘Bucks or ‘Bou run! From 2-5 p.m. small hot and iced lattes will only cost you 99 cents! Now that’s something to get you through that 3 p.m. work day drag! I’ve always thought the slogan “America runs on Dunkin'” is pretty gross (conjuring up images of myself going for a jog after downing a few  glazed makes me nauseous) so through Nov. 11th I propose a change to “Caffeine-crazed America runs TO Dunkin’!”

To locate cheap coffee near you, click on over to the Dunkin’ Donuts store finder.