Use It Up

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National Archives and Records Administration. Record Creator Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. Bureau of Special Services. 1941-1945

During the Great Depression and throughout World War II, Americans were taught to “Use it Up – Wear It Out – Make It Do”. 

Not only is this a great suggestion for stretching your money, not doing so can be very wasteful. Consider products that you purchase in tubes, for instance. After you have squeezed every bit out of the tube, there is still a lot of product left. You can make these products last much longer by simply cutting the tube in half and digging out the rest. For instance, when I do that to this lotion container, I get another week’s worth of use out of it. This works for toothpaste and other products packaged that way. 

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You can find this and many other money stretching hints in “Money: How to Be Rich Without It and How to Stretch It Using Ten Hints from the Past and the Technology of Today.” It is available as an ebook and paperback.

Here’s how to order: http://www.amazon.com/Money-Without-Stretch-Using-Technology/dp/1479389161/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1368114005&sr=8-9&keywords=money%3A+how+to+be+rich+without+it

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