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August 30, 2012

Making the most of the resources you have, whether or not times are tight

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~ Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919)

Resiliency is about being able to do well (or "well enough") with the resources that are available to us.  Frugality is about creatively finding ways to get our needs met while using available resources as sparingly as possible.

Whether or not hard times have hit your household, it is prudent to learn to make the most of what we have and stretch our personal resources as far as they can go.  As the dollar decreases in value, this challenge will increase for many of us.  For some of us, job loss or income reduction have strained our budgets, our ingenuity, and perhaps our patience.  For others, times were always a bit tight and we're now trying extra-hard to find ways to afford to prepare for the future -- instead of simply coping with today.  For others, frugality allows more money to be freed up for investment, flexibility, and a sense of security.  For still others, along with the majority of people in the world, simply getting each day's needs met is challenge enough.

No matter what our situation, we can all benefit from sharing insights, strategies, tips and tricks, for living frugally and learning to live comfortably on less.  Join us here in sharing ideas and increasing our collective resiliency through frugal living!

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By gcsimager on Sat, Jan 27, 2018 - 10:03pm

Live Under Your Means

 I won't say living within one's means because all that does is put a person in coast mode making them  vulnerable to life's bumps in the road and unable to move forward when a positive situation presents itself.  Save half your earnings and be ready and prudent when something comes around enabling you to take a few steps forward.  I tend to explain by example and I'm a good one for this.

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