Corona Treats- Blast from the Past

I can't stop thinking about my Nama's stories about the Depression.  She was thrifty and the exact opposite of wasteful.  It annoyed me as a little girl, her thriftiness.  She made me my halloween costume, a witch. She also made me a "Strawberry Shortcake" pillow instead of the actual toy store doll, with no strawberry scent. I adored her all the same and now I am really asking for her help to navigate this new reality. Who has been popping into your mind?

She always said, "Kimmie, save your pennies for a rainy day."  I am so thankful for that lesson. I just hope all of us have enough pennies saved.  Another friend of mine once said to hide 1/4 of your income from yourself. Out of site out of mind.

We usually have a piggie bank here at the house, the kind where you can't get the money out unless you break it. I love these, and you can really save a lot of money this way, especially if you sneak bills in once in awhile. Like a whole months rent can fit inside. Or groceries money. We've always used the piggie bank fund for fun things like vacation, but I am seeing more and more what my Nama meant.

Hindsight is 20/20 right? No one could have guessed that this would be our 2020 life.  But here we are, in the thick of it. What are your tricks for saving for a rainy day?


 

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