Bartering is not dead. In fact, it sounds like a good idea. Heck, I’d trade my processed junk for fresh, homegrown veggies any day of the week.
- People can live on way less than you would think they could. Like way less. Shockingly less. I read about a family of four eating on a hundred dollars a month and my jaw drops open. My family can’t live on a hundred dollars a week!
- Coupon people are scary. They know what the best deals are all the time and they will get them, no matter what. They are also smart. How fast can you calculate discounts? Right?!
- Sometimes the old ways are the best ways to save money. Hanging clothes out to dry might seem a little odd but the money they save is not. And that is just one example of many that harken back to the good old days.
- Somehow being frugal means you live healthier. How does that work?! More veggies, more fruit, less meat and processed food. And no take out! Sounds like a killer diet to me.
- You can grow your own food no matter where you live. Really. They have vertical gardens that take up inches of space. The have baskets hanging everywhere. They have shoe storage bags that grow herbs!
- There is no harm in asking. All they can do is say no. They get free food and other stuff just by asking! Free stuff. For free!
- Bartering is not dead. In fact, it sounds like a good idea. Heck, I’d trade my processed junk for fresh, homegrown veggies any day of the week.
- It is actually less stressful to be ‘poor’ than it is to be ‘rich’. I’m not saying they have it easy. There is a lot of work involved, but it seems to be satisfying work. Not the daily grind that wears you out and can be taxed away, you know?
- People appreciate things more when they have to work to get them. Think about it. Five dollars seems like nothing, but trading something you grew for months is important. You better really like what you get in return.
- You need to know the difference between a luxury and a necessity. I thought a lot of things in my life were a necessity until I read about people getting along fine without it. Now it makes me look at my life with a critical eye.
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