Household Economy ~1819

Domestic Economy in the Early 1800s.

Words of Wisdom.

“Perhaps few branches of female education are so useful, as great readiness at figures.” And so it continues.

I like this book already.

The Girl took personal finance last year, and I think that was a good thing. We had plenty of dinnertime discussions about finances and financial decisions. To see this same theme extolled in a manuscript from 1819 is affirming.

Other advice? Balancing your checkbook, making a budget, and communicating with your spouse about the finances.

I wonder if this was a revolutionary idea for the day?

Source: American domestic cookery, formed on principles of economy, for the use of private families. 1819


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