* President of Barnard's Retail Consulting Group (forecast retail industry trends and consumer spending patterns)
* Publisher, Barnard's Retail Trend Report
* Senior Vice President & Director of Research, Committee for Economic Development, Washington, DC (economic policy think tank)
* Executive Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine
What follows a decade of irrational exuberance? For some at least, an era of cheap chic. Belts may be tightening but does that mean the good life has to end? On Talk of the Nation, join Neal Conan for a look at better living on a budget. How are you adjusting?