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)

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.

  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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