This return to thrift is great news for the economy and the finances of those who are coming to their senses about waste and wasteful spending. But I wonder how it's affecting long-time thrifters. Is there more competition for bargains?
On the yard sale front, the coming season could be the best in a long time. With more and more families looking to raise some quick cash, yard salers should find themselves with plenty of sales to choose from -- and eager sellers willing to make deals.