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Susan Caba is an independent writer, idea person, inveterate traveler and unrepentant thrift shopper living in St. Louis. "Thrift" is not a synonym for "cheap." Being thrifty means getting good value, whether for a five-star meal at a five-star restaurant or finding an Armani jacket for $4 at Goodwill. In addition to material culture (in other words, stuff), Susan writes about business, leadership and creativity. She is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Leadership, Fast Track, as well as a blog, Resale Evangelista.