Podcast: Bringing 'Frugal' Back

One man's quest to make saving cool again.

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On this week's Alpha Consumer Podcast, I interview David Blankenhorn, founder of the Institute for American Values and author of Thrift: A Cyclopedia. He explains why frugality used to be "cool" and how it might be coming back into fashion. The Alpha Consumer Tip of the Week focuses on using websites, including Mint.com, 43things.com, and PriceGrabber.com to save money.

For an upcoming podcast, I will be giving budget makeovers to willing participants. If you are interested in being part of it, and are willing to share your basic budget information, please E-mail me at alphaconsumer@usnews.com.

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