The Fiscal Cliff and Frugal People
I hear the words"fiscal cliff" from many sources. Radio, internet, personal conversations seem to contain never ending references to these words. Now, I am not by any means, politically astute or financially savvy, so my musings and comments on the subject of the fiscal cliff are certainly not profound.
However, in my contemplation of the threatened fiscal cliff, I couldn't help but wonder if any of the powers to be have considered asking a frugal person for some advice on how to find solutions for this looming fiasco. Personally having been in debt and now not, I definitely prefer the latter. I wonder if those responsible for this looming fiscal cliff might not find it helpful to consider how frugal people live their lives?
For instance several of the principles that keep Husband and me from having our own fiscal cliff are the following:
We seek to not spend more than we make.
If we do not have the funds for something we want or would find beneficial, we do without.
Living with a budget brings freedom.
We seek to be good stewards of all that is entrusted to us.
Life is far more than material possessions.
We do not need every technological gadget available for a satisfactory life.
Self-denial and delayed gratification build character.
I for one, have been greatly inspired by the frugal people I know or read about. Just think what could happen if our "friends" in high places might spend some time checking out the frugalhacks blog roll!