We're finally taking the embarrassment out of spending cash
Back at the start of the crash in about 2009, a new phenomenon popped up in Ireland around spending money. If you met someone on the street who was just back from a foreign holiday, they suddenly felt the need to explain to you how cheaply they got it.
Remarking on a nice new suit, coat or dress someone was wearing was greeted with a lengthy explanation about how it didn't really cost that much. I know business people who could have afforded to buy a new car in 2009 but didn't because they had let staff go, or their neighbour had lost his job.
I even remember people who bought new cars in 2008 feeling slightly uncomfortable about the numbers on the registration plate by December of that year.