go back to days of yore

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  • cathy_3
    cathy_3 Posts: 1,500
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    yw :D:D:D
  • cathy_3
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    by the way  regarding the savings calculator I posted

    If you stop spending money on expensive sweets and crisps for the kids,  and daft toys they want in the supermarket that  you kNOW theyll sling when they get home  but you get them anyway

    and lots and lots and lots of clothes  and zillions of toys at christmas

    and save £6000 for them by their 13th birthday with the money you didnt waste  (and subsequently have heathier kids and less spoiled) and never ever give them another penny,  just leave it there for them when they retire


    when they are 65   again at an interest rate of 8%

    they will have

    are you ready for this?? ;)





    £328,236.25 !!!!!!!!


    so from a baby is born  a  saving of £29 a month till they are 13  will give it £6000 at 13

    ten thousand saved will give them half a million

    wish someone had done that for me :(  in 13 years Id have over 300  thou

    *sigh
  • System
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    I don't know about 1940's eating ,but I've recently gone back to 1940's shopping - fruit & veg from the greengrocer, meat from the butcher, fish from the fishmonger - it's saves a fortune.

    Support your local shopkeepers!
  • cathy_3
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    your right!
    when I would go shopping with my gran there were no supermarkets then so wed go to the butcher first

    then the fruit and veg shop who only sold what was in season plus spuds

    then the grocery store usually the maypole
    and shed get her cooked meats and cheese etc

    then the bakers


    wed carry it all home in 2 ordinary shopping bags and that would feed 8 people plus me (first grandchild) and anyone else who came on spec for about 4 days

    then off wed go again

    there wasnt the choice we have now and lets face it the choice weve got isnt that great, and thank heaven we only got sprouts at christmas ;D
  • 16011996
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    Am a working mum, but we bake every other sunday, cakes and puddings that will freeze, so we still get loads of home made stuff. Also if you bake a cake, and freeze it in portions is great to pull a piece out in morning and is defrosted to eat mid afternoon, i tend to do this for kids coming home from school. Scones are great to freeze, and nice just warmed in oven for 5 mins with butter and jam, mine also like sponge cake which can be frozen with Jam or butter icing in it.

    MMMMMM hungry now.
  • hellomoto
    hellomoto Posts: 281 Forumite
    90,955.49
    expensive takeaway or what
    even at 4% int thats 49,895.13


    Woah! I am gonna have a play with the calculator you posted.
    Its a great way to cut back, I use this many times, instead of thinking its only 30p for a paper today, think of that per year, it adds up. Whereas most people justify there spending by saying a £500 a year payment is only like £1 a day and so forth, mad!

    :)
    Thanks!! :D:D:D
  • cathy_3
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    http://www.household-management.com/


    heres mrs beetons book

    hillarious reading  but good recipes  :o :o

    theres exellent tips on how to deal with the under housemaid and footman as well

    spot the picnic for 40 people with the solid silver dinner service in tow

    and the stock making recipe

    youd only need about £300 to make a pan of stock!!!
  • cathy_3
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    90,955.49
    expensive takeaway or what
    even at 4% int thats 49,895.13


    Woah! I am gonna have a play with the calculator you posted.
    Its a great way to cut back, I use this many times, instead of thinking its only 30p for a paper today, think of that per year, it adds up. Whereas most people justify there spending by saying a £500 a year payment is only like £1 a day and so forth, mad!

    :)



    by george youve got it !!! ;D
  • cathy_3
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  • Angela
    Angela Posts: 1,533 Forumite
    Cathy you havent costed in the amout for the ingredients for the meals you will be preparing instead of having the takeaways.
    :)
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