Since I can remember the LDS church has said "don't go into debt." Yes, they made allowances for a home, and education when necessary.
Simple concepts -- which, if everyone followed we wouldn't be in this mess.
Isn't it amazing that it's the simple things that keep the world from trouble.
Did anyone watch Oprah 2 days ago when she did a show on being thrifty? It seemed like such an unusual depature for her. Instead of her favorite things being thousands of dollars, they were friends who swapped couches so they could each have a new look in their house.
However, it's stuff like this that we need on TV right now. Showing people things that I've learned all my life. Reusing, ignoring the things you don't REALLY need, and using your money wisely.
If only people had listened a century ago.
My only question -- do you think it will work? WILL people be able to go without the things they want "right now"? I think the credit crunch is what is causing them to not be able to get them. It will be interesting to see what happens to suicide rates, and depression rates when people have these props taken away. I think what was so great about her show was showing that you can still have things, you'll just have to go about it in a new way.
I did get hamburger on a sweet markdown today at Lucky.