"It is an ancient art. Its practice has been recorded as far back as the time of the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates (about 399 B.C.). Its nurture or neglect has influenced the rise and fall of nations and civilizations. Abandoning it has been the ruin of fortunes. Embracing it amplifies wealth and can dispel the state of poverty."
"What is this mysterious seemingly elusive art of which I speak? Frugality. A humble word, it is derived from two ancient Latin words,frugalis and frux, both meaning... "success".
You may also call it by other names such as prudence, spariness and thrift.
Whatever your choice may be, it always means the unwillingness to squander goods or spend money unnecessarily. It is the careful use of materials or resources."
"The quality of being frugal is one so powerful as to change lives and affect history. Each of us possesses the ability to exercise it. Frugality allows you to govern your destiny and produce in your life a lovely, fertile garden of material and intangible wealth. Without it, you may be tossed upon the waves of circumstance, at the mercy of your unorganized whims."
A Frugal Reader's Dream Realized!
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My favorite online bookstore is Thrift Books. If you're not yet familiar, Thrift Books is a used bookstore ! To quote their site...
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Posted by Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries® at 9:51 AM