I have really been on a journey for the past several years to live simply. Simple living is not just pennypinching, but rather knowing what to spend more on and eliminating the unnecessary. You need only one or 2 tvs, not 5, in your home. You need a coat that will last--------you don't want to buy them every fall. So it's okay to pay $200 for a high-quality one. However, if you can catch it for $100 on clearance, that's even better. Basically, whatever saves time and money in the long wrong, is best for simple living. Does anyone else try to live this way? I would think that with our illnesses we have been forced to do so.