With the internet a person can learn, study and research almost anything. Finances and other circumstances never have to stop us from at least learning what we want to. While traditional education has its good place and is beneficial to many, it’s not for everyone in every situation. Society may say that we have to do things a certain way in order to be successful. That’s far from the truth. The way in which we learn is not as important as learning what we need to learn. No learning path is better than the other, but like the saying goes “What works for one may not work for the other.” Both paid and free learning platforms such as The Writers Bureau, Alison, Udemy, HubSpot Academy and more have helped many to gain the skills and education in a non – traditional setting. My thoughts are that they can be a great avenue, but they also require discipline and perseverance. More frequently people of various ages are enrolling in online and distance studies while trying to get through their circumstances. Others may have no particular reason, but decide to do it anyway. Learn, learn, learn and learn some more! Whatever we learn, must also be applied. It’s a process all in applying what we learn. The start is to find out the best ways we learn, do it and work on applying it. There are no limits to education!
I like and agree with ideas on frugal living. Especially during times like these. I have checked out different sites on frugality and even have watched TV shows on spending less. Sometimes it seems like the cutting back can be taken to the extreme, but you don’t really know what someone may be going through or understand the reason behind their choice. I think it’s great to save and spend less where you can. Modest living is not only beneficial for the individual, but also others in return. There are a lot of small or even bigger sensible tasks that we can learn to do ourselves. Why not try DIY practices? Simplicity is missing in some areas sometimes because the grand often gets a lot of attention. One of the frugal sites I find enjoyable is The Frugal Girl . There are several tips and suggestions on there that are helpful. Below are some highlight points on the importance of these healthy actions.
Rainy Days: Like the wise ants store up for later, I believe it’s valuable to store up in our personal lives. Who knows, we just may need it when we least expect it.
Helping Others: Instead of spending money or using items carelessly or unwisely, we could use it to meet someone else’s need or desire.
Embrace More Simplicity: Everything doesn’t have to always be so complicated, deep and big. Sometimes we need to learn to take pleasure in the simple meaningful things.
Discover New Things: Information about ourselves and others can be learned when practicing wise saving and making. Our imagination and creativity can expand in ways that we haven’t thought of.
Check out this video on how this woman lives her frugal life.
Proverbs 13: 11 “Wealth gained hastily will dwindle, but whoever gathers little by little will increase it.”