So my time as a breadwinner is rapidly coming to a close, and the mister will have the household's sole income. But there's something kind of exciting and—dare I say it?—pioneerish about being fabulously unwealthy by choice in these United States.
Foraging for/making your own stylish clothes. Going to Goodwill and finding something awesome for approximately nothing? Yes, please. Reinventing an old button-down to make it look very a la mode J. Crew? I'm for it.
Eating better. I said it, and I meant it. Growing your own veggies and herbs, and making weekly meal plans that rely on purchased items with fewer than one bazillion fake ingredients, can definitely be cheaper and yield way healthier results. Rice and beans aren't expensive, yo.
Inspires the inner crafter/handywoman/carpenter/quilter. It's so much fun to find solid, vintage pieces of furniture on Craigslist and refinish them yourself. It's incredibly rewarding to fix something yourself. And making something from scratch is always a self-esteem booster. Plus it ups the inherent value of your stuff.
Having fun the old fashioned way. For free! Picnics, dancing around the living room, movie night on the couch, games, books, hiking, biking, going to the park. I mean, what's not fun about any of that?
So what are the silver linings to your financial clouds? Do tell!
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