Household Finances ~1819

Words of Wisdom.

Ready money should be paid for all things … and those who thus pay are usually the best served. Another great excerpt advocating for the financial literacy of women within their domestic sphere (previous post here). Summary overview: 1) pay in cash, 2) deal with known merchants, 3) keep a ledger, 4) know comparable prices to avoid being hoodwinked.

Sound advice today. 

I was reading a financial blog that essentially advocated for the same practices. Who among us is not guilty of an impulse purchase labeled as a bargain only later to be lamented? A good friend of mine calls all such items ‘separators’ – as in something that separates you from your money.

Enjoy!

CheckBook_1819

Comparison_Shopping_1819

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

More Fun Discoveries from Antique Cookbooks

5 thoughts on “Household Finances ~1819

Add yours

  1. My husband makes the same statement of, anything that tries to separate you from your money.

    Your friend’s term also makes me think of two new terms I came across quite by accident in the world of fashion from thrift minded ladies. Slow fashion and shopping one’s closet. Quite honestly, I had not realized shopping ones closet could be so much fun when looking at new trends for each season.

    Nothing new under the sun as what is old is new again. :oD

    Here’s to sage advice that is not only old school, but still cool!

    Liked by 1 person

Witty Remarks and Insights Welcome~

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: