1 thought on " Lessons Learned From My Depression-Era Parents " Oma September 23 2017 at 8:14 pm The idea that you should live debt free is a great idea until you need to borrow money from a lending institution I have been debt free for many years including my home 25 Comments on 6 Immortal Lessons My Depression-Era Parents Taught Me Wa in the late 50's When asked how they were going to pay for it my Grandmother dropped a large bag of silver dollars on the counter the guy about crapped his pants since he was expecting them to finance it She also buried thousands of silver dollars in the root cellar underneath the farm house and forgot to tell

Depression Era Money Lessons (What I Learned From My

My grandparents grew up in a completely different time They were only children during the great depression but they learned a lot of lessons from their own parents by living through such a difficult time When they first were married they had no money at all They were very very poor However they were extremely happy For them money was

50 Tips from a Child of the Depression People who grew up during the Great Depression (or heard countless tales of difficult times from family members) know a thing or two about scrimping and saving Kate from the Go Frugal Blog has compiled a great list of 50 lessons she learned from her Depression-Era parents and grandparents Here are just some of my favorites: Electric Blankets Totally

49 Lessons Learned From Depression-Era Parents Well you know what they say: Mother knows best Perhaps this is even more true when you have a mom who grew up during the Great Depression Read these great Home Management Stay At Home Mom Homekeeping Diy Cleaners Working Moms Organization Hacks Organizing Frugal Living Good To Know The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your

30+ Mom Hacks I Learned from My Grandmother My Grandmother was a depression-era child The oldest of 6 she went on to have 8 children of her own and 17 grandchildren! Never one for today's latest and greatest she always said she had no need for "foolishness" and was more content to make due with what she had They say

12/11/2019My dad was born during the end of the Great Depression era His parents were in their 20's and my great grandparents were in their 50's during that time It's difficult to imagine what life must have been like back then Especially given today's modern world of conveniences being so stark in contrast to that period The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that

Will/Do Your Kids Know Your Net Worth?

15/11/2013My parents were depression era children and they always taught me to live below my means It was one of the most valuable lessons I learned from them My Dad openly discussed their finances with me when I became a teenager How are your children going to learn that it is a good idea to live below your means if they don't KNOW that you are

My parents lived through the depression as young adults I'm living in mine as a senior But the key is working at life My disabled son has moved to the rural home to help me first then to rebuild my parents little trailer with an addition that I made for them We all help each other My best friends 20 years younger are loosing their business and home so I've moved them here in an old

15/11/2013My parents were depression era children and they always taught me to live below my means It was one of the most valuable lessons I learned from them My Dad openly discussed their finances with me when I became a teenager How are your children going to learn that it is a good idea to live below your means if they don't KNOW that you are

12/09/2009Bommers have been retiring by the millions since they were 50 Then look at the drop outrate now and what has happened to our school's since the late 70's This generation maybe the First that do worese than their ancestors They love to blame everyhting on someone else and love the predisposed excuse for any problem they have Look at the number of one parent children and ven the

Lessons Learned from the Great Depression I was originally going to share money-saving tips from the Great Depression but when I mentioned that to my 90-year-old grandpa he laughed and said "What money?" so I switched gears and have come up with something a little bit different that I really think you will enjoy just as much

Confession: I have hoarding tendencies I blame it on being raised by Depression-era parents It's not out of control – I just have a good stockpile of canned goods and rice and beansand gift cards Why is it so hard to spend a gift card? Truly I do get excited when I receive a gift card imagining all the goodies it

31/07/2018 So how did they economize? There are hundreds of ways to save and you dont see many of them anymore My parents built their first house with old lumber Mom spent her time pulling nails from a pile of wood that was to be used The stone fireplace was a

04/09/2019I think she wanted to put the Depression era habits and memories as far behind her as possible Rochelle Frank 11 years ago from California Gold Country Thanks for the link Patty I guess a lot of people survived with a little PTEDs (Post traumatic economic depression) that affected their thinking forever after I think my parents came through it pretty well but they were young and in

Need Versus Want: A Lesson Learned

I try to live my life by a want or a need repeating through my head I think that is why it takes me so long when it comes to make a purchase I research the product I am in need of shop for the best price even if it takes months I have a friend that gets frustrated with me and tells me just to pull the trigger Ha ha! Not me I have to make sure it's the right thing at the right time

15/11/2013My parents were depression era children and they always taught me to live below my means It was one of the most valuable lessons I learned from them My Dad openly discussed their finances with me when I became a teenager How are your children going to learn that it is a good idea to live below your means if they don't KNOW that you are

30+ Mom Hacks I Learned from My Grandmother My Grandmother was a depression-era child The oldest of 6 she went on to have 8 children of her own and 17 grandchildren! Never one for today's latest and greatest she always said she had no need for "foolishness" and was more content to make due with what she had They say

01/03/2019I had to learn my lessons in adulthood My Gran learned extreme frugality from Depression-era depravations I think in reaction to growing up that way my mom tended to the opposite extreme I hope my son is learning better habits from my husband and myself Like Liked by 2 people Reply ↓ Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life on March 9 2019 at 3:58 pm said: Thanks for dropping and

What lessons can we draw from our study of these events?I argue that the Federal Reserve played a key role in nearly every policy failure during this period and so the major lessons learned from the Great Depression concern the function of the central bank and the financial system

My parents did not spoil us In fact we were encouraged to work and be thrifty Our parents just were not buying it It wasn't really about the money it was just not needed so our parents said no My father would always say that you have to learn to accept no just like you accept yes From him I learned not to be spoiled or to spoil children Spoiled kids turn into rotten adults When you

Confession: I have hoarding tendencies I blame it on being raised by Depression-era parents It's not out of control – I just have a good stockpile of canned goods and rice and beansand gift cards Why is it so hard to spend a gift card? Truly I do get excited when I receive a gift card imagining all the goodies it

You will need family members to help you make it through a depression era I was very young when my grandmothers died BUT both of my parents went through the depression and I learned a ton from them as I was growing up We raised our own meat: beef chicken pork rabbit and my brother hunted and fished we grew a huge garden and I learned from a very early age (standing on a chair) how

Teacher's Lessons Learned This is a blog about lessons learned as a teacher We can learn them from students parents teachers family outsiders Sometimes lessons come from failures and sometimes from successes Either way you can learn a lot! Friday January 31 2014 Project Groundhog! Project Groundhog began in 1994 with a group of teachers in Newfoundland Canada as a way to use the