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3/17/11: In Cheap We Trust

Image by Rob Williams/Creative Commons via flickr
Image by Rob Williams/Creative Commons via flickr

By Jennifer Napier-Pearce

Salt Lake City, Utah – Being cheap is often synonymous with being miserly, stingy, a tightwad. But the journalist Lauren Weber argues that frugality is actually more virtue than vice. In her book, "In Cheap We Trust," Weber delves into the history of thrift - from the maxims of Ben Franklin to the art of Dumpster diving - and explores the psychology of cheapskates. On Thursday, she joins guest host Jennifer Napier-Pearce to discuss the wisdom and pleasures of not spending every penny.

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