You know what I love about blogs, the internet, books and magazines?
Once you learn a piece of information, you "own" that information. That information becomes part of your knowledge-base. You have it stored away in your mind, to use over and over and over.
You know what I love about frugal blogs and sites?
Learning a piece of information won't just save you money when you use that information, one time. But if you continue to use that same information over and over and over, you save money many times, and often improve the pleasure-quality of your life, many times over. And if you share that information, the amount of savings can potentially be endless.
Yesterday, we talked about the raspberry lemonade that I made for a friend and her children, earlier this week.
If I had bought a bottle of commercial raspberry lemonade, I would have spent $2 on that bottle. And because of the cost, that would have likely been the one and only bottle of raspberry lemonade I would buy this summer. Maybe I would have had 2 glasses of that special lemonade, for my entire summer. Then the raspberry lemonade would be gone.
Because I know how to make my own raspberry lemonade, I can make this special drink 3 or 4 times this summer. And I may wind up having 5 or 6 glasses over the course of the season, for about half of the cost of what I could buy a commercially bottled product, ONE TIME.
I save money, WHILE I add enhancement to my daily life.
And now that you know how to make raspberry lemonade, you, too, "own" this information. Not only will I save a dollar or two every summer, making this, but you will, too. And whoever you teach this information to, will also save, and on and on it goes.
Owning the information -- it's kinda like the saying, "give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for life". All because he could own the information of how to fish.