While this may be the worst economic decline that we have ever experienced, it’s probably not the worst our parents or grandparents experienced. Many survived the Depression and world wars and having to live on a strict budget is nothing new to them, in fact, it may be par for the course. Caring.com has an interesting blog post titled 5 Thrifty Tips From Our Mothers and Grandmothers. Most of the advice is simple and straightforward, with homemade products the key, including everything from making your own soap to making your own first aid products.
Do you think money-saving tips like repairing old products instead of new, or hanging your laundry to air dry instead of running up the energy bill are practical in our modern, time-pinched society? What have you learned from your senior loved ones about ways to save money that you now use in your daily life?