Budget Bound: A Steep-to-Cheap Guide for Ruth Madoff

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Ysolt Usigan on Aug 4, 2009 at 3:39PM

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Budget Bound: A Steep-to-Cheap Guide for Ruth Madoff

a Ysolt Usigan on Aug 4, 2009 at 3:39PM

Life after Bernie Madoff's conviction for running a billion dollar Ponzi scheme won't be a picnic for wife Ruth Madoff. Pre-scandal, petite and well-dressed Ruth reportedly received tens of millions of dollars from her husband's company to support her life of splendor. From fancy fashions to gourmet lunches, the 68-year-old has been ostracized by the New York restaurants, salons and stores she used to frequent.

It's not like she can afford such luxuries anyway—a New York court recently ruled that Ruth must report purchases of $100 or more to the trustee who's hunting down her husband's remaining assets on behalf of those who were bilked of millions by Bernie.Would she even know where to go for cheap highlights and fab fashions for less? Probably not, so here's are our steep-to-cheap tips (you might learn a thing or two, too)...

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