Today many of us have discovered that we've become more frugal with our money, shop more intelligently, and make more intelligent financial decisions. We also discover that through the down economy we also learned a great deal about how much less we could live on, how much further our money could go, and along the way we discovered where we wasted most of our money and didn't have to!
It was hard at first but with practice we simply adjusted- it's what we human beings are good at.
This adjustment brought more than simply aggravation and a fiscal depression, it brought us down a peg to actually appreciate what we DO have. It also gave us insight into our overspending, overzealous procrastination where home insulation upgrades and other variables we never thought to adjust to save hundreds is concerned.
In this article I'm going to tell the story of what the down economy taught me, and how I feel it made me a better person, and a more ambitious person. The end of this article covers some ways you can make your money stretch.