Folks did whatever they could to make ends meet.
5) Cash Out Policies
Many people cashed out their life insurance policies just to have some money to live on. With so much need in the moment, it made sense for many families.
4) Good Neighbors
They helped each other out when possible, taking up collections or offering free services for those in need.
3) Provided for Strangers
Feeding strangers who showed up at the door was a regular occurrence in many households.
2) Bartered What They Could
When money was scarce, people bartered for what they needed when they could.
1) Saved Their Pennies
Don’t spend unless you have to was the order of the day.
Through careful management of their goods and money, folks were able to feed their families- even if it was just barely.