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mouse-and-money-150Every week, we post a handful of online deals hand-picked for Recessionwire readers by the nice people over at Savings.com. Feel free to pass them along to your friends. And if there’s something you’d like to see, let us know!

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mouse-and-money-150Every week, we post a handful of online deals hand-picked for Recessionwire readers by the nice people over at Savings.com. Feel free to pass them along to your friends. And if there’s something you’d like to see, let us know!

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Exclusive 15 percent off orders of $100+ at Diamonds International

marriage-love-money-relationships-200We’ve all heard (and perhaps lived by) the motto: opposites attract. Maybe we’ve only leaned on this old cliche in order to quiet naysayers and excuse an illogical attraction to somebody so obviously wrong. Opposites Attract When It Comes To Spending Money

A recent study by the University of Michigan proves (once again) that when it comes to spending and saving, those with a strong inclination to either financial style end up attracted to their opposite. Out of a pool of 1,000 married and unmarried adults, the researcher found this attraction has roots in the individual’s discomfort in his/her own ways. In other words, spendthrifts who feel extreme guilt for their extravagant ways tend to be attracted penny pinchers. A wild shopper who beats herself up for collecting racks of pricey shoes may find solace in the coupon-cutting mate who rationalizes holes in his sneakers in lieu of a heftier savings account…

jessica-porter-raandesk-gallery-200Provenance be damned. These days the most important thing for gallery owners to master is the art of survival.

The art market—like everything else—has been in contraction for more than a year. Galleries are closing, and many are struggling.

But Jessica L. Porter, owner of a small gallery in New York City, started her business in a recession-friendly fashion. And in the downturn, she has figured out a way to keep people buying art…

mouse-and-money-150Every week, we post a handful of online deals hand-picked for Recessionwire readers by the nice people over at Savings.com. Feel free to pass them along to your friends. And if there’s something you’d like to see, let us know!

Hit Charlotte Russe for cute back-to-school (or inexpensive back-to-work) clothes, and get 15 percent off sitewide with a coupon. (Expires 9/2/09) One of our Recession Obsessions, Forever 21, is another great source of cheap chic…

diamond-cut-big-200Turns out, diamonds aren’t quite forever. Tiffany has been hit hard by the recession, national chain Christian Bernard Jewelers shut down, and mining giant De Beers has slashed its workforce by 23 percent to cut costs.

A perfect time, thinks one company, to start expanding…

price-tag-shopping-150Some of us are starting to spend again (a little), but it’s smart to keep it frugal. Every week, we post online deals hand-picked for Recessionwire readers by the nice people over at Savings.com. Feel free to pass them along, and if there’s something you’d like to see, let us know!

Many of us are doing some back-to-school clothes shopping. For shoes, Reebok has 15 percent off a $100 purchase plus free shipping with this coupon. (Expires 8/31/09) Clothes and accessories from the The Limited come with a discount too—$15 off every $50 (Expires 8/31/09)…

mouse-and-money-150Thanks to the recession, many of us have been clipping coupons and haggling for goods. Those are good habits to keep after the recovery, but they can be a real hassle. There’s one recession hack I plan to keep. It’s easy and can be used for almost any online purchase, and the savings can really add up. I call it discount stacking.

When you discount stack, you total up a few small discounts to get more substantial savings. All it takes is an Internet connection, a cash-back credit card and a few extra minutes. Really, there’s no excuse not to do it…

mouse-and-money-150Some of us are starting to spend again (a little), but it’s smart to keep it frugal. So every week, we’re going to post a handful of online deals hand-picked for Recessionwire readers by the nice people over at Savings.com. Feel free to pass them along to your friends. And if there’s something you’d like to see, let us know!

Nothing better than a free weekend at a friend’s country house. But of course, you have to pony up a present. Top wine gifts are 10 percent off at Wine.com. (expires 8/31/09)

Homeworking these days? You need a printer now that you can’t use the jumbo one at the office…take $30 off when you spend at least $150 at HP. (expires 10/31/09)…

backstreet-boys-250We all have our oddities—ah, idiosyncrasies. Difficult times can often accentuate personality quirks and neuroses. Don’t be ashamed, but rather flaunt them! People are more forgiving of weirdness then ever in a bad economy, probably because each person has their own anxieties to deal with. Here are 10 things that are completely acceptable during the economic downturn.

1. Using the 2012 end of the Mayan calender/Armageddon to relieve anxiety about your current unemployment. Hey, the world will be ending soon anyway.

2. Turning down an evening out for “financial reasons,” when you really just want to stay in to watch the newest round of the Real Housewives series. Further justification—you could learn a lot from the ladies of the OC/New Jersey/Atlanta/NYC…