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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.

Susie Evans
My mom taught me to bargain shop. We used to go to yard sales a lot as well as flea markets. We saved lots on various items that way. She passed on to the need to “find that bargain.” It is always surprising to see that what is junk to others is just what you are looking for!! Time and time again I have been able to find the exact items I have needed without having to pay that “new price.” Thanks mom!! Love you Dee Siders!!
I remember that clipping coupons was one of my “chores”, so she taught me the value of couponing from a young age. But I also remember her cautioning me to be careful of the word “only” in front of prices. She also taught me to pay attention to the pennies because they add up. I would say “But, Mom!! It’s ONLY $4.00!!” and she would reply “and 99 cents!”
Mayo is a substitute for eggs and oil when making acake or cornbread
My mother is very thrifty and makes it on a small amount of SS a month. She already prepaid for her funeral and it was under $800. She is actually renting the casket to be laid out in. The majority of the expense is for her cremation and a small urn for her remains.



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