What a month for Kings County tightwads! First we learn that Bro-ke-lyn is the original Dutch pronunciation of our borough’s name, and now this (after the jump), a map showing cities with the greatest drop in discretionary spending from 2008 to 2009. Click on it twice to enlarge, and you’ll see that Brooklyn (a city? finally!) is the least spendiest of all because we’ve been doling out 28 percent less this last year than last for non-essentials. The map is from the personal-finance site, Mint.com, which said the chart is based on data from its million-plus users, but didn’t go into much detail beyond that. We’re not going to either because we’re thrilled with the results, cause they make us feel superior to people everywhere, particularly those in St. Paul. So congratulations, esteemed skinflints, and do tell: how did you personally contribute to these findings? What did you buy less of this year? What thing almost made you pass out you wanted it so much but you summoned all of your strength to put it back on the shelf? Share your cheapskate victories here!
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