Do You Enjoy Saving?

Some consumers may permanently adopt their newfound frugality.


A recent conversation got me thinking: Will any of our money-saving moves in response to the economy stick, even if we return to flush times again? For example, some people may have discovered they enjoy cooking at home more than going out to restaurants or buying fewer clothes to clutter up the closet. I started riding my bike to work, partly because it saves me about $70 per month in commuting costs, and now that I'm in the habit, it's one of my favorite parts of the day. Even without the savings, I would still do it.

What about you—have any changes you've made for economy reasons turned out to be keepers?