Has anyone ever noticed all the boring stuff that goes along daily with running a household on a budget?
Cleaning house yourself rather than having a lady come do it (Carol is excused here)
Cooking at home all the time rather than eating out
Organizing and washing clothes so you're not out getting brand new outfits all the time
Walking around checking thermostats haven't been fiddled with and lights haven't been left on in empty rooms
Coupon clipping and purging expired ones
It's not terribly exciting daily work....but it's better than the constant feeling of panic when you're behind the financial 8-ball.
And we do have so many more modern helps than our ancestors....most of us aren't having to fetch wood and water on a daily basis just to get the timpke things done.