I really enjoyed reading everyone's comments from yesterday's posts. I picked up some ideas of things that I can try. Thank you!
In today's post I want to continue with this thread by sharing one thing I did recently that is helping take the sting out of one area of our budget we chose to cut.
I mentioned yesterday that one of the things we were doing to help cover the increased food prices was to reduce the amount of personal allowance we allow ourselves. I love to read so it stands to reason that part of my personal allowance went to purchasing books.
I was talking to my youngest daughter, who just happens to be a librarian, and she mentioned a program the library has where you can check-out digital versions of books and audiobooks at no cost. While I prefer to read from 'hold in your hands' books, I was all over the program my daughter was talking about since my book buying budget had been drastically reduced. My daughter got me signed up and I have been amazed at the selection.
Currently I'm reading:
Living Slower by Merissa A. Alink
When I finish it, my next selection is checked-out and waiting: The Tiny But Mighty Farm by Jill Ragan
Following that is Around the Kitchen Table by Sophie Hansen
and then How to Grow Your Own Food by Angela S. Judd is bringing up the rear.
When I finish these 4, I'll checkout more!
This program is taking the sting out of the decrease in my personal money budget cut.
What are some substitutions or things you're doing to help take the sting out of necessary budget changes?
One more thing, I posted part 2 in our Widow of Zarephath Bible study today. You can find it HERE!
Sharing 42 years' experience of frugal, prudent living and pantry building
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She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27