Like many Americans, I'm trying to put more money into my safety net these days. I'm taking my lunch to work more often. I'm avoiding window shopping and browsing because what I haven't seen in the stores can't call my name. Even so, it seems that the price of gas is on the way up again and grocery prices continue to be expensive.
Recently, my daughter mixed up a 5 gallon bucket of homemade laundry detergent for me. It only cost pennies. And it cleans clothes as well as the "real" thing. I've satisfied my need to decorate by haunting the local thrift stores. With a little imagination and some creative thinking home improvement "supplies" can be purchased there.
Let's step back in time to 1965 for a minute. Look what constituted a bargain 44 years ago. 65 cents could be saved here and another 65 cents could be saved there. After saving that kind of money a family could stop at the local drive in where hamburgers were only 15 cents. For only a $1.00 two parents could buy themselves and their 3.5 children a sack of burgers.
Those were the days!