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8 Money Saving Tips from the Great Depression

Alice Handley | AllHealthcare

The economy is sour and we have yet to see signs of the recovery in our own lives, but there’s no need to hoard every penny you’ve got and live in fear. Why? We’ve been through bad times before. And we didn’t just survive — we emerged even stronger and smarter than before. When? The Great Depression of the 1930s, for example!

Even with unemployment hitting 25% (imagine a fourth of your friends and family out of work!), people in the 30s managed to stay afloat, pay their bills, and even have some fun. Sounds impossible? It’s not. We just need to re-remember what we forgot. Here are eight ways — big and small — your grandparents kept things together that you can use too!

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