Lee Scott in his annual address to the National Retail Federation, noted that in the latest focus group of young shoppers, “Every one of them had given something up, and they were talking about how good they felt about doing that.” Thus, he doesn’t see a rebound in sales any time soon. Look at your life. Are there things that you can give up? Maybe it’s time to do a little housekeeping on your recurring expenses– see what you really need. I’m not saying that you should be ascetic or start being frugal, even. But maybe simplifying your life can be better.