16 Ways from 1913 to Save Money and Live Frugally

By Andrea Sabean | Pioneering Today

Apr 29

Anyone else notice the price of groceries just keep creeping up? I swear they go up by the time I make it through an aisle in the store sometimes…..

Are you looking for ways to save money? Trying to live frugally? Wondering how to make meals for less?

Amen! You are not alone! In fact, even in 1913 people were looking for ways to live more frugally (and thankfully, taking notes)

Need to save money and live frugally? These are 16 tips from my great-grandmother in 1913 that still apply today. Read now for time tested tips to stretch your dollar

My great-grandmother grew up in England at a time before television, telephone, internet, credit cards, and shopping malls. She owned few clothes by today’s standards and it was not a fashion faux pas to wear the same thing more than one day in a row. When her family purchased food, a whole family meal could be made for 8 pennies.

Her lifestyle more than 100 years ago seems quite far-removed from our modern lives in 2016.

And yet, it seems some wisdom never goes out of fashion.

Tucked among her recipe books, letters, and scraps of notes, I discovered one of her school exercise books.

I know what you’re thinking, these tips might have worked in 1913, but we live in a different age. I don’t have time to make everything from scratch and spend hours running here and there to save a buck.

There’s something to be said about those who went before us. They lived through tough times most of us haven’t seen and learned how to more with less, lessons you and I both need in order to save money. This much needed wisdom lives on for all of us in these pages from 1913.

I totally understand that, which is why I’ve rounded up 4 of our favorite EASY and FRUGAL recipes from the 1900’s to get your started.

If you try to make everything from scratch when you’re not used to it, you’re going to pull your hair out. I’m going to show you:

  • how to make 5 pantry staples at home in less than 15 minutes!
  • quick recipes that cost HALF the price of store bought (awesome sauce, right?)
  • allergy friendly, cuz let’s face it, we need that these days
  • Saving money honey! Click here 


 

There’s something to be said about those who went before us. They lived through tough times most of us haven’t seen and learned how to more with less, lessons you and I both need in order to save money. This much needed wisdom lives on for all of us in these pages from 1913. 

It was in this book, written in 1913, I found some economic wisdom that still applies to us today.

16 Ways to Save Money and Live Frugally

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About the Author

Andrea is an artisan and teacher trying to live a handmade and homemade lifestyle with her husband in Eastern Canada. She is passionate about growing her own food, cooking healthy meals, using herbs for healing, nurturing creativity, and finding joy and blessings in the every-day moments of life. She writes about all of this, plus her adventures in sewing, crafting, and pattern design at http://www.artisaninthewoods.com/

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