My conclusions have been confirmed recently by one of my favorite blog writers “The Nonfiction Readers Anonymous”. Check out her posting on Saving Money with the Tightwad Twins at http://nonanon.com/blog/page/2/. I also enjoyed her post "Would someone please right a decent simplicity book?” Please? at http://nonanon.com/blog/2006/09/01/would-someone-please-write-a-decent-simplicity-book-please/.
Unfortunately when it comes to saving money the best advice, similar to dieting, involves restraint; the only way to really save money is to live beneath our means. How do we do that? I love the old Depression era quote:
Use it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or do without.I remember a few years back a co-worker upon returning from an after Christmas shopping sale relayed how much money she saved on her new purchases. Another co-worker exclaimed, "That’s great, but I went to the same sale and saved more money than you. I didn’t buy anything." Enough said.