You may be wondering why there is a pickle jar full of Tang in the refrigerator. So was I when I opened the fridge the morning I snapped this picture.
Of course there’s a little story behind it. The homeless lady, Roberta, who was staying with us, was trying to be resourceful (and hey, glass is better for us than plastic anyways, right?). The idea seems gross, but in actuality there’s a lot to be learned from those who don’t have a lot.
Unfortunately, our current “standard of living” seems to teach us that it’s okay to waste. There’s such an abundance, what do we have to worry about?
I remember being told stories about my great grandma who lived through the depression. She used to hide money in the bottom of cartons of frozen peaches because she didn’t trust the banks. She was extremely frugal because she had lived through a time where she never knew where her next meal was going to come from.
So, despite recurring recessions, we are quite spoiled nowadays. We spend and splurge and indulge ourselves. But we should still be prepared for a rainy day.
I remember doing some crazy math equations in my college class “Math for the Real World.” It was amazing how much saving just a little money could do. The equation was something like this: If you saved $200 a month for 30 years, you’d have enough in a savings account to make about $50,000 a year in interest, meaning you could retire and just live large off of your interest. Doesn’t that sound so nice?
Imagine all the good you could do!
Plus you’d be less likely to suffer from stress-induced heart-attacks and cancer.
I’m no where near saving $200 a month, but I’ve made a small start, and I wanna help you prepare for a rainy day, too.
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