the cheapest woman alive is a blog about saving money but with a twist. I want to show people how to save money in order to create abundance and hopefully free themselves from dependence on their paychecks. A rising tide may raise all boats but it can also drown many swimmers. When I graduated from college in the early 1980's, I was able to pay off my college loans in about three years because I only had $5000.00 in debt. Which begs the question are we better off now than we were 30 years ago. After years of Reaganism, I would say not. Now I don't really want this to be a poltiical blog but a lot of what will be done here is politics because it concerns people and how to create a society. In my opinion the middle class had been sold down the river into perpetual slavery with no chance of escape. By the time kids graduate from college their debt load can easily hit the six figures and that is without a professional degree. How do you dig your way out? Then comes buying a house and growing a family which usually means more expense and more debt. Instead of focusing on the debt though, let's look at how to create riches.
My best advice for someone starting out is to become at good simple cook. buying prepared food is expensive and usually unhealthy because of the amount of fat and salt found in many prepared foods. For the very busy working long hours, nothing beats making a big pot of soup once week . Just keep reheating and eating. It takes let less than ten minutes to heat and serve. And soup has the added benefit od being a comfort food that filsl you up and makes you feel full with fewer calories. Eat well and stay slim. A big pot of soup can be made for less than $5 dollars. Spend the savings some place else. Another quick meal is eggs, which cook in no time and are packed full of nutrients at very little cost. In the summer instead of soup I used to make tubs of pasta salad which I pour over greens. It was cooling and very economical even though I bought the beans in cans. Add your own cheap eats to the menu