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Each day we will be posting our readers “Thrifty Advice My Mama Taught Me”.   At the end of the month, one of you will win a $25.00  Gift Card For all the details click here.

My mama which is what we call my grandma is my role model. I love her to death and she has always been there for me as well as my mommy. My mama is very thrifty when it comes to the kitchen! One of the best things that she told me was if I needed buttermilk to make it myself that way I don’t have to run to the store if I don’t have it! Some milk and a few tbsp of vinegar does the trick! Let it set up in the fridge and you have buttermilk or as she calls it soured milk!
5 words you should never forget and that will help keep your family and marriage happy:

Please, Thank You, and I’m Sorry


My Grandmother gave me very thrifty advice recently before she died from cancer that I feel I need to share.  She lived on $500 social security a month & had no savings.  She decided she should look into alternative burials since she didn’t want to burden her kids with thousands of dollars to bury her so she asked me to help her look into it.  In the process I found out about thrifty burials.  The mark ups from funeral homes are unreal!!  We found a local couple who made caskets, & she picked out a really nice pine box that was more beautiful & priced better than any at the funeral homes; we found out about the consumers funeral alliance who keeps info on reputable funeral homes & helps you compare & find the best prices.  We discovered so much more valuable information.  Also the experience & extra time spent with her in her finals days was such a blessing.  When my uncle died a few months later I was able to help my mom with the scary & emotional process of finding a trustworthy place & affordable burial for him.  My grandmother did it all & reused everything to save pennies but learning about end of life planning was something I had never even thought of until we were faced with this last year.  There is a thrifty & reasonable, respectful way to save money with burials & all it takes is a little time, planning & research.


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