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10 Recession Expenditures to Shut Up About

The economy has changed social etiquette
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 2, 2009 10:14 AM CDT
10 Recession Expenditures to Shut Up About
It's no longer polite to discuss lavish spending.   (Shutter stock)

(Newser) – If you've got it, don't flaunt it. Forbes warns against boasting about these lavish purchases,:

  1. As your friends' faces get droopy, it's not cool to discuss cosmetic surgery splurges.
  2. The duck confit may have been exquisite, but resist describing a lavish meal.
  3. Lest you suffer the same scrutiny as Michigan's Big Three, keep that private jet under wraps.

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  1. Shop online to keep high-end fashion purchases a secret.
  2. Snag a cheap summer rental, invite down-and-out friends, and keep activities inexpensive.
  3. Don't tell unemployed friends about vacations.
  4. The spa could release all this recession stress, but it's a luxury many must skip.
  5. Bought bling? Describe it as a secure investment during uncertain times.
  6. Keep the new Rolls in the garage for now.
  7. Enjoy the compliments on a new fragrance, but don't delve into prices.
(Read more recession stories.)

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