Tips From The 20s

While doing research on some local history I came across a 1920s list of tips to fight the high cost of living from the Iowa Fair Price Commission.

1. Buy home products to save transportation.
2. Substitute cheaper grades for higher priced articles.
3. Pay cash and carry.
4. Cut out all waste of every sort.
5. Do without senseless luxuries.
6. Don’t buy beyond your need.
7. Take proper care of your clothing.
8. Take pride in your work and do a full day’s work.
9. Charge no more than the service you render is worth.
10. Be producers rather than extravagant buyers.

Excellent advice for then and now.

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