—Pam Adams, "'Dime' day a protest, but not a sacrifice," Peoria Journal Star, January 19, 2005
—Candy B. in Mary Hunt, "Parents, you may appreciate these tips," St. Paul Pioneer Press, September 4, 2004
Fatal Miscalculation: I'd assumed the spending fast would be easy — because I hadn't given much thought to all the things I spend money on. Or rather, I'd underestimated them. Sure, as I've been careening down the road to financial sanity, I've gotten a grip on most of my big, obvious spending blunders. But who knew there were so many small ones! Well, honey, there ain't nothing like a spending fast to show the dings in your halo.
—MP Dunleavy, "I've given up spending for Lent," MSN Money, March 5, 2003