I think that this is a relevant subject, and it is something that effects all of us. Am I spending too much? Myself,I for one feel that I am cought in the "Consumer Trap", and want to be more aware of how much is spent, vs. how much is not really needed. From that point I will decide what to trim back. Things are starting to "tighten up", and whatever way you look at it, this could be a matter relative to preparedness, or even survival someday. What do "You" think?