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How to Save on the Essentials

When it comes to our personal finances, we have a lot of skin in the game, so to speak. Meaning, simply, that the stakes are high. Bankruptcy is a worst case scenario for most of, it’s safe to say, and for good reason. After all, we’re all accustomed to a certain level of safety and peace of mind that comes to easy access to food, water, and shelter. Most of us in this modern age are not adequately prepared for a life outside of this framework, so it’s best, obviously, to be wise with your money to ensure we stay within that framework. It’s easier said than do, though, as the world seems designed from the ground up to rob us, and that’s because it is. The thing about capitalism is that money, not people, is the bottom line, after all. However, much of the problem is more trickery than anything else, and so we end up over spending, partially of our own accord, simply because of lack of critical thought. Here are some tips to take back your finances.

First and foremost, there’s the matter of construction. As mentioned above, we’re accustomed to certain kind of life with most of the corners rounded off. We’re soft, basically, and helpless. Therefore, when it’s time to remodel, renovate, or even build your home, you’re going to reflexively hire professionals. However, if you simply invest in your own Grainger tools and make …

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