In his book, “How to Survive without a Salary“, Charles Long takes a good hard look at the benefits of living a “conserver” lifestyle. A conserver lifestyle could be seen as “cheap” or “frugal” living…possibly done out of necessity or hardship cases. However, as Charles puts it, “…it’s a choice, not a life-long necessity.” Basically, living life on a lowered cost basis, rather than an earnings basis, is all how one deals with the rising costs of living in today’s economy. Many of his principles were solid and spot-on, including the idea that using and reusing something until it is un-fixable.
The conserver lifestyle is not to be looked on as being “poor” or done out of necessity. With the economy as it is right now, it makes sense to conserve and save money by using what others throw out, or do without, if necessary. Consumers consume…conservers conserve. What sounds thrifty: consuming or conserving?
If you are ready to start conserving and begin living without a salary–not money–but a salary, then follow me to find all the bargains, freebies and tips to reduce your expenses by at least 1/2!