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Lindley Estes is a business writer for The Free Lance-Star and This blog is on Fredericksburg-area business. Send an e-mail to Lindley Estes.

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Getting frugal?

Saturday’s Free Lance-Star business section will include a story about how Americans are becoming more thrifty during the economic downturn. While that’s bad for some retailers and restaurants, it could reverse some of the problems of a culture in which everyone feels the need to "keep up with the Joneses" by going deeper into debt.

We want to hear local stories of how our readers have become more frugal with their cash during this economic downturn. We’re especially interested in hearing the positives of this increased frugality.

Click here to tell us how you’ve gotten frugal.