04/02/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Wealthy Now Willing To Spend Money To Look Thrifty

Ms. Baum's lease on the Rolls runs until 2010, and it's airtight. So she's contemplating trying to cut a deal with the company that leases the car or using the Web to find someone who's leasing a less-ostentatious car and is willing to make a swap -- though she knows that she will likely be out serious money in such a deal. And if she can't find such an arrangement, she's all but ready to simply garage the car and eat the monthly cost, rather than keep driving it around.

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