Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not acquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them. Those who smugly think these calamities will not happen, that they somehow will be set aside because of the righteousness of the Saints, are deceived and will rue the day they harbored such a delusion. - Ezra Taft Benson

Monday, May 9, 2011

Frugality

"There is a wise saying 'Eat it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.'  Thrift is a practice of not wasting anything.  Some people are able to bet by because of the absence of expense.  They have their shoes resoled, they patch, they mend, they sew, and they save.  They avoid installment buying and make purchases only after saving enough to pay cash, thus avoiding interest charges.  Frugality means to practice careful economy."  Elder James E. Faust