easy ways to save money
12 Low-Tech Tools You'll Always Use
They're guaranteed to save you money, no matter how fast technology advances.
By Alice Mangum Perry
GPS, smartphone, laptop? Sure, they'll help you find your way out of an urban jungle or dig up a recipe for dinner. But they also cost big bucks and are major environmental downers, filled with toxic heavy metals and flame-retardant chemicals that leach into groundwater near landfills and poison children who disassemble "recycled" computers in developing countries.
Not only that, but our parents and grandparents managed to survive entire lifetimes without them. They knew that the most useful tools in life don't require battery power or major credit card debt, and while their go-to tools might not let you catch up on the latest season of Homeland, they can save you big bucks, whether it's keeping track of those $200 sunglasses you just bought or saving that $5 bag of pita chips from going stale too soon.
Here's their legacy of cheap tools that you should always have on hand: www.rodale.com/easy-ways-save-money?cm_mmc
“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” John Burroughs
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