Google Analytics

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Frugal Friday

Lessons from
Grandma and Grandpa

It may have taken a recession to make the rest of the country discover the value of frugality, but Grandma and Grandpa have been living on less for years. Who better to teach us ways to stretch a dollar? Today's lesson:

Just because you have a car doesn't mean you have to drive it.

Grandma drives (or rather doesn't drive) a 1998 Mercury Sable. Last time we checked, it had 12,000 miles. If Grandma needs to go somewhere, she walks. If the weather's uncooperative, she just stays home.

Now if a 90-year-old grandma can walk to the grocery store, can't you? Consider doing a few errands on foot, and soon, like Grandma and Grandpa, you'll be watching the Weather Channel with some extra change in your wallet.

No comments:

Post a Comment