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A Matter of Economics

Updated on August 4, 2017

Francesca at 27

Francesca at 27
Francesca at 27

Many Matters of Economics...

The things about the present state of our country's economic situation is alarming, to say the least. For us regular folks our hands seemed to be tied. For myself and my family, we've really felt the sting in our pockets. We haven't had a savings account in years. It's just a struggle to get by week to week, for now. I've stored in my memory bank, the best parts of all the struggling people that I came across in my lifetime. The older generation, my grandparents, aunts and uncles, etc. have taught me about what went on during the GREAT DEPRESSION, that they lived through. In our lifetime, we will need their knowledge and a renewed creativity on our part, to survive the upcoming hard times of our own situations.

For now, I invite you all to email me with your most recent concerns and I will search my memory bank to work with you, until we get it all sorted out.

We have something that the folks who survived that first terrible great depression did not have... Search Engines! In 2008 my families resources fell to 1/3 of what we were able to access. I gleaned whatever I could from what my older relatives brought to the table and then used the search engines from my computer to learn how to make as many homemade products as possible, from what I had on hand and whatever I could afford to buy online or in the local commercial stores.

Just to name a few homemade products that you can start to use from your search engine, try searching for: Homemade Liquid Laundry detergent, shampoo, body wash, dish liquid, etc. Also, homemade whipped butter and anything else that you depend on from the commercial grocery stores. I learned that you can substitute Gelatine for eggs in your baking recipes!

It doesn't pay to make homemade jellies or jam. The process cost more to make it yourself than to just pick up a jar on sale. Of course, if you have a lot of land and produce a lot of fruit than that's another thing. However, for the most part, don't bother doing it yourself.

Follow me and I will do my best to give you some money saving ideas that I've tested and tried. I'm working on recipe hubs for food saving recipes and tips on home repair, etc.

Until we meet again...Francesca27

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      Francesca27 6 years ago from Hub Page

      I'm doing the best I can to help my husband. We got hit hard this year with very little work. So we are using up what we have and doing without the things we thought we needed. You know,what? We are still here and it's not as bad as it could be.

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      ajthesmeagol 6 years ago

      I agree. We all need to get serious about the economy.

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      jbhearn95 6 years ago

      How true, how true. This hub helps, but how bad do we think it could be? I also figured out that it doesn't pay to make homemade jam or jelly.

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      NTR57 6 years ago

      My problem is trying to balance time between work, family, and household items. When my kids were small, I used to bake everything from scratch. But with the rise in food prices, gas, and electric, it's sometimes cheaper to buy ready made, like you have found with making jams. I just wish there weren't so many preservatives.

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       6 years ago

      This is the time to try to use our resources wisely since it hits us where it hurts the most, the wallet. I have been making

      my home made detergent for a couple of years now and I smile when I pass the laundry soap aisle in the grocery store, knowing

      I have a better product and also know what's in it since I made it myself. Additionally, it's very easy and cheap to make! Chonett

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      Francesca27 6 years ago from Hub Page

      Thanks Nancy. Let me know how it works out for you. You can also make Homemade Fabric Softener. The next time I make it, I'll post it to my hub. Until we meet again...Francesca27

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      Nancy 6 years ago

      Thank you for the tip about the Homemade Liquid Laundry detergent. I definitely will check this out. With a household of eight, I look for any way to save money. The cost of detergent has gotten out of hand. It's only soap after all! Thanks again.