Everyone reading this will know about saving money in zillions of little ways, little ways that add up to big savings.
Stretching your disposeable income from here to infinity and beyond is a hobby for some, but can be a necessity for others. Having said that, I believe that it is money management that is important, what is needed most ? food and clothing for your children, pay your bills, a roof over your head ? or the latest technical gadget, i-phone, tattoo or take-away ?
Some people can live like royalty on the minimum of income, whereas others just don't have nor never will have a clue how to manage their money.
Just google frugal/money saving/recycle etc. etc., and you will be bombarded with money saving hints and tips that really do work. This has become a way of life for me and you too I'm sure, or you wouldn't be a member of this blog.
I'm not going to start listing ways to stretch/save/money here, as I just said, just google it.
What I am surprised at though, is the way some bloggers think they have invented frugality - they have good ideas, but let's face it, they haven't just reinvented the wheel ! I can speak from life experience as a woman of a 'certain age' in saying that more or less whatever ideas you may read, has 'all been done before' obviously the main ingredients/materials have changed, but the concept is still the same.
I was gobsmacked the other day to see some self proclaimed 'frugal expert' spouting off about the benefits of line drying your washing ! good grief - I am speechless - how on earth do these 'modern misses' think we all managed before the (dubious) advent of the energy gobbling tumble dryer ?
Just take a look at some of the blogs/websites that give information on how it was to live through and after the war years, how the wives/mothers managed to feed/clothe/nurture their families is nothing short of miracles, these gals could certainly teach today's 'Queens of Frugality' a thing or two ! and they didn't have the tons of 'throw away' stuff to work with that we have today.
Also, many years ago, frugality was a way of life, people scrimped/saved/recycled because they had too, now it seems folks do it to save money for lifes luxuries i.e. new car, laptop, widescreen TV, travel, etc. etc. There lies the difference.
I think it's great that so many 'women of today' are taking an interest in recycling, but please bear in mind - there is nothing new under the sun.
take care peeps ...............