Bulletin Board: Money, money, money


Learn How to Change Money Habits  Part II

I’ve been trying to find a story I read eight years ago of a lady in Philadelphia who started a walking campaign for the city.  The article also shared her experience helping a family in their home.  While she visited, the family told her they had nothing to eat.  The lady showed the family how to make vegetarian oatmeal patties from ingredients they had in the cupboards.   The grateful family was amazed.  I loved this story. 

I know there are hungry people and those of us with full stomachs need to share.  No questions, no judging, share.  However, knowledge is a wonderful tool and it’s surprising to discover how delicious, easy, and economical foods like beans-n-rice or oatmeal patties taste.   Did you know that?  Sprinkle the beans with some chopped onions and um-um. 

Could you share your cooking skills?  Could you learn to cook?  Yes, yes you can.

Teachers:  Include cooking  in the classroom: this may be the only time the children learn the skills.  How about having a Cooking Class in the evenings for the families in your class?   Put on your Thinking Cap everybody. 


Golden Nugget:  “Have an emergency fund”  (Whatever you can save counts!) coins_freeimagescouk


Here’s how to start changing your spending and drop the savings into your piggy bank.


Pour Mans’ Supper Suggestions

Beans:  Buy dry beans, soak, and cook.  Directions on the back of the package.  Cheap!

Oatmeal Patties

Egg Dinners:  Frittata’s or Omelets

Vegetable Plate

Potatoes:  Bushels of potato recipes available–Who doesn’t like mashed potatoes? 

Cabbage:  Soups, casseroles, fried



Cabbage Rival Soup  (From a WWII recipe booklet–they had to save some do-re-mi, don’t ya know)

Cut head of cabbage up real fine.

Cover with water

Salt and pepper

Add 5-6 TABS of bacon or ham

Rivals:  1 cup flour, 1 egg, 1 teas.  Baking powder


Oatmeal Patties             

1 Tbsp Butter

1 Cup Chopped Onion

2 Large Eggs

1 Cup Rolled Oats (not instant)

1/2 tsp Worchestershire sauce

1/8 tsp Garlic powder or fresh garlic chopped

1/8 tsp Thyme

(Optional:  chopped walnuts or pecans)


Melt the butter in the frying pan. Sauté onions until soft.


Beat eggs in bowl until frothy. Add next five ingredients. Add onion. Mix and allow to rest for  10 minutes.


Now you’re ready to fry:  heat oil. Drop mixture by 1/4 cup into pan. Press with back of spoon to shape into a patty. Brown both sides. Makes 6.


Do you need to scale down your living expenses?

Look for a local beauty school:  manicures, pedicures, massages,

Shop for quality products at better rates: perfumes, make-up (I’ve dropped perfumes.)

Hair: try a vinegar rinse instead of conditioner


Brown Bag:  Pack your lunch

Buy water bottles and fill you water bottle at home


Shop a year in advance:  clothes and holiday needs

Shop on full stomach with a list and no kids (if possible)


Change fast food eating habits       apple_picker1      Fast Food

Question:  Is a car an investment?


See you tomorrow for the answer and more money tips!  Stay tuned–great information coming tomorrow for anyone from highschool, college, 20 year old, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s…!



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