This edition of Tip-sy Tuesday comes from our friend Kira Cowan over at Tip Hero. With these tips on saving money, you’ll be counting your pennies in no time. Learn how to cook on a budget and start saving up. Enjoy!
Money Lessons from 97-Year-Old Great Depression Cooking Host
By: Kira at Tip Hero
If you’ve been following Tip Hero for a while now, you may remember how fond I am of a little old lady named Clara Cannucciari, the host of a YouTube show called Great Depression Cooking. In her show, Clara demonstrated how to make frugal meals that she remembered her mother making during the Great Depression when money was tight and one meal had to stretch for days.
While Clara is alive and well at the age of 97, she has since retired from making new episodes because, in her own words, “I’m pretty damn old.” We hear you, Clara.
Here are some financial lessons that Bargaineering has pointed out from this inspirational lady:
Pay Off Your Mortgage
One of the reasons that Clara says her family didn’t suffer as much as others during the Depression was because they had paid off their mortgage already.
Her father was out of work for six years, but they didn’t have much need for cash because they didn’t have to pay a mortgage. True, they never bought clothes during that time, but she says they were much better off than many others.
Take Advantage of What Is Free
Clara’s family would have it pretty rough in the winter, but when spring came, they could take advantage of things like dandelions that grew in their yard and have, for instance, dandelion greens for dinner. Clara’s mother would also save all of the seeds from the veggies in their garden so that they never had to buy new seeds.
Check out the rest of Bargaineering’s article about one of my favorite frugal ladies over at Financial Lessons from Great Depression Cooking Host Clara Cannucciari.
Be sure to check out Clara’s YouTube channel and feel free to share some of your budget tips with us. See you next week for a brand new edition of Tip-sy Tuesday.