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Do Workplace Gifts Force Us to Consume?

Do Workplace Gifts Force Us to Consume? Image credit: jenniferworthen , used under Creative Commons license. From making the case for laziness to the benefits of throwing stuff away , GetRichSlowly.org 's take on frugality and personal finance often intersects with issues related to green living. A recent post is no exception, tackling the thorny question of how the frugal (or anti-consumerists) are supposed to deal with required workplace spending . Responding to a query by a spend-thrift reader who finds it annnoying to be asked to spend on every co-worker's life event—from babies to weddings—JD Roth (and his wife) point out that the same goes double for kid's fundraisers: View the entire comment thread.

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