I was talking to my daughter this week about buying some cookies at the store. She said to me, “Mom, I think you should save your money and make your own cookies.”
What insight from an eight year old! We are trying to teach our kids the value of money. She understands more then I realized she did. Why can’t more adults grasp this simple fact? Cooking and baking at home are almost always cheaper.
Not only is it cheaper, it is healthier. It really is not hard to make things at home. There are many things you can cook in a short amount of time. Simple dinners can be prepared in about the same time as it takes to go through a drive-thru. Cookies are easy to bake, even she realizes this. So my frugal advice is cook and bake at home. Think about what you are buying and if you could make it yourself for less.