I have been poor for a long time. I have had some good ideas of frugality. Raising 6 kids on a less then poverty budget is always fun and exciting. I always scoff at the websites that tell you that to tighten your belt you need to sell your second car and cut up your credit cards. I have come to the conclusion that I can not even afford the proverbial belt that needs tightening.
I read an article on Yahoo a few days ago that was showing proof we are in a recession. One reason was people are waiting at least 5 before updating there computers. My computer is at least 5 years old. Another one was using everything in a container before throwing it away, again I just thought this was a way of life. Reading blogs and articles on how to be frugal can be quite depressing at times.
I buy my clothes second hand, ALL the time.
I eat the Crusts on my bread ALL the time. In fact I bake my own bread.
My family only owns one car.
We do not own any credit cards.
My computer is old.
But guess what I am still fabulous.