ORCHIDS ON YOUR BUDGET: Live Smartly on What You Have


ORCHIDS ON YOUR BUDGET: Live Smartly on What You Have

MARJORIE HILLIS    Book Number: 86667    Product format: Hardback

First published in 1937 when Americans were struggling with the Depression, this optimistic and realistic little book, still relevant today, tells you how to have the life you want on a tight budget. Making the right choices is key, and the obvious decision is not always the right one. Miss G and Mrs W were childhood friends and when Mr W died everyone assumed they would set up house together. But Miss G, who rose early and was attached to her own possessions, was reluctant to put up with her friend's different routine so she bought a flat opposite and they shared costs by taking lunch and dinner together. The section "Can you Afford a Husband?" bracingly recognises that the most charming men are not always the best providers. There is an important distinction between being thrifty and being stingy, and a questionnaire probes whether you appreciate the subtle difference. When getting on a train with a friend who has a paper, do you buy a second one? Answer: yes. To share a newspaper is very irritating, and you need to keep your friends. Do you save your new dress for an important occasion? No. It will go out of date before you have had good wear out of it. And the final chapter, for when you are really, seriously broke, wisely tells you that friends will want to help so long as you don't expect too much. Invaluable. 186pp, line drawings.
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ISBN 9781844086184
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