ways to surive in this crappy economy

cook more at home

take public transportation

DIY!!!

go to the libary or have book swaps

have craft/art supply swaps with friends

what are your ideas?

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5 replies since 4th July 2009 • Last reply 4th July 2009

I have to be honost, the economy doesn't hurt me at all. My boyfriend and I have both good jobs and due to the bad economy lots of things have become cheaper. So I think for people like us it would be a bad time to be thrifty, we need to spend the money.

I was thinking what else I could do and that made me think of a little something. Michelle suggested swapping craft supplies. I wanna give away some stuff. The first 3 people (who are trying to survive this crappy economy) that send me a message with their adress will receive 3 fat quarters of different nice fabrics. You can reply in this thread too but maybe not everyone feels comfortable with that. I mainly sew so I don't have much other stuff to give away. But you can always use them to swap for stuff you'd rather have.

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thats a great idea Marieke...

I have a good job too, but I do know many who have lost a job or a looking...

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I cook at home anyway

I travel on public transport anyway

As a student we tend to only buy books if it's not possible to get them out of the library

Thanks to this website I am starting to make my own things.
The only ways I have to survive is by making things last, mending if broken, swapping things with friends, cutting out on spending.

Mainly at the moment I'm trying to sell some of my old things. Things that I don't want/use/need or modify myself to get any enjoyment out of it.

There's not much else I can do really as I am a student, so I will be in about £9,000 worth of debt when I'm finished (which will be this time next year) so I have no idea really...

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I did think of another tip: don't be ashemed of having difficulty surviving. They are hard times and it's not a shame to be short on money, especially now. If people know you're having a rough time, they can help you out and cheer you up. After all, everybody is in need of some kind of help at some point in their life.

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Marieke is right, don't be ashamed. Its ok. and in this day and age we all have dept. I am $10,000 Canadian dollars in debt from school. I have been paying it off, but it has be a slow process...

I find living frugal is a good way to save on cash.

so I buy used more, use cuponds, swap stuff out, make my own.

selling your older stuff sounds like a good way to make some cash.

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