Frugality is definitely in vogue these days. The lessons our grandparents learned during The Great Depression are being resurrected as a result of the current economic times. I think that’s a good thing.
I remember having a conversation with my Grandmother in which we were discussing the financial challenges my family was facing. She asked me if it made me feel better knowing we weren’t alone. I answered with an unsure, “I guess so.” My immediate thought was that I didn’t wish this for anyone else; but as I reflected more on our conversation, I realize that’s not what she meant at all. With so many of us in the same boat, at least we have each other to teach and encourage. We can truly understand each other’s situations because many of us are facing them ourselves.
That is one of the reasons I am writing this blog. I want to share the things I have learned.