In the early 90’s, I used to give money management classes for Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Seattle. Every once in awhile, someone over the age of 70 would attend a class and I would cringe when I saw them.
Cuz if you’ve ever known anyone who lived through the Great Depression, you, know…. there ain’t nothin’ you can teach them about managing money. They know everything.
I remember one woman telling me when I described the ‘envelope method’ of saving money that taking deposit envelopes from your local bank is free. I also remember a woman telling me that she could use one box of baggies for an entire year. “Rinse them out after every use, Dear” she told me.
I thought of her this morning as I was rinsing out my lunch baggie to insert vegetables for probably the 25th use.
“I didn’t turn on my heat until November 1” my sister told me last week.
“I’m mixing Folgers with my Starbucks” another friend confided.
Well, here is my confession for these challenging economic times.
I’m showering at my gym.
Big whoop, right?
Well… think about it. I use their water and their electricity to blow dry my hair. I’m even using the “hair / body shampoo” from their squirter. So it’s a weird blue color. I’m sure it’s just as good as the Paul Mitchell I used to use. Now THAT saves me some money. Next month I’m cutting my hair short short so I don’t have to buy conditioner any more either. That stuff adds up!
What are you doing?
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