Thursday, November 24, 2011

Frugality Taught and Caught

This is a very interesting story a woman told from Countryside Magazine ~

A different friend's daughter graduated from homeschool and got a job cleaning off tables at the local restaurant.  Then she learned how to waitress and then she worked in the kitchen. 

While still living at home with mom and dad, she bought a car on credit and paid it off in a year.  Then she moved into her own home, lived frugally and paid it off in five years. 

Later, when she married her chef-husband, she wore a repurposed wedding dress, made her own wedding cake, and for a wedding present her employer provided the food for the reception. This was not an expensive wedding, but I am sure it was lovely.

Five children later, this lady has been able to stay home with their little ones and they do very nicely on her husband's wages, due in part to frugality "taught and caught" long before the wedding.  This is financial sanity. 

Here is an example of one smart woman. She spent her single years looking towards a future goal of staying home with her family. Short term pain for long term gain!

Instead of going out and spending like crazy at the mall or wherever you fritter money away, why not model frugality and contentment to your family. If you are a young woman, use your time in preparation for your future calling as a wife and mother, instead of saddling your future husband with a lot of debt.

Strength and dignity are her clothing, 
And she smiles at the future. 
Proverbs 31:25