And The Merriam-Webster Word of The Year is ... 'Austerity'

a dictionary - word of the year is austerity
a dictionary - word of the year is austerity

In honor of the Merriam-Webster dictionary naming "austerity" as its most-referenced "word
of the year"
for 2010 -- it means "enforced or extreme economy" by the way -- WalletPop has compiled a quickie list (with a an assist from Askmen.com) of austerity measures to take right now. Getting by with less is never fun, but it's better than not getting by at all. That would be p-o-v-e-r-t-y. Look it up for yourself.

Here are a few hints for trimming your lifestyle fat: