happy pioneer

Jefferson, GA

#1 Sep 25, 2011
Many people today are stressed out because of money problems. Why do you think it's so hard to make ends meet?

The Bible contains wise sayings that have helped many to manage their finances. For example luke 14:28 states:"Who of you that wants to build a tower does not first sit donw and calculate the expense, to see if he has enough to complete it?"
whattha

Hermitage, TN

#2 Nov 17, 2011
As hard as times are there are many ways to save around the house...if you're extremely poor you remember a few of them. You can throw out in a tea spoon more than you bring through the back door. "It's the little foxes that eat the grapes" we have all heard that.

The bags that our groceries come in, and a small bucket from a deli somewhere can become a kitchen or bathroom trash bag, thus saving on trash bags.

If it's chicken today, it's chicken salad or chicken potato soup tomorrow.Its the same with a beef roast, or a hamburger. Soup is easy made, nourishing and especially good for you.

Instead of the light bread down at the store, make a pan of biscuits, or a pan of cornbread in a covered dish. Make flour pancakes instead of buying the box of mix.

Eat as natural as you can, instead of the wheaties, and other cereals, eat oatmeal and cooked cereals. Processed foods are not good for you anyway ,and don't go as far as cooked cereal. Any left over oatmeal, mix it with raisins, add some brown sugar and bake it. Makes a good little treat. You can also put sliced apples and spices on it.

Buy apples by the bushel at the local produce stands, can the apples, and use the peels to make vinegar. Make vinegar by boiling the apple peels, put them in a plastic bucket or container you get down at the local bakery, a gallon of water to a gallon of peels, throw a cup or two of sugar in it, let it set for 7 days in a warm place(tie a cloth over it). After the 7 days are up, strain and let set another 7 days...bottle up and don't tighten the caps. You got a good supply of vinegar, great in oilsalad dressing.(homemade)

Pioneer, I know you got some good ideas on survival. How to save. Let's hear it from you.
whattha

Hermitage, TN

#3 Nov 17, 2011
At one time I managed my living like our government does now, in debt here and there, paying one one month another the next, as many as I could each week, and wouldn't closin' any gaps with what I owed..I finally crawled out of debt, and whatever I get I pay cash, if I don't have the money, I don't buy it, my living is no longer based on what I might get. I worked a couple of jobs to get out. You know the greatest thing that come out of it all is that before I got out of debt, I ruined my credit--one of the best things that could have happened to me. Nobody wants to steal my identity.

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