Adventures In Thrift Chapters 6-7 Discussion Questions

1.What do you find unique about the setting of the book? Does the setting add or take away from the story?

2.To what extent do these characters remind you of yourself or someone you know?

3.How have the characters changed or evolved throughout the course of our reading the story? What events trigger such changes?

4.Is the author able to present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, if so how does she achieve this?

5.Have certain parts of the book made you uncomfortable? If so why do you feel that way?

6.What aspects of the book have led you to a new understanding or awareness of thrifty living that you may not have thought of before?


  1. Country Girl At Heart says

    I thought that the standards have changed over time. I have stopped buying things such as sausage and bacon more than twice a month because of this. $2.50 for 12 oz. of sausage. Puleeze. I have begun also making my own sausage with ground turkey. And will probably try out a ground pork version for my husband once a month.


  2. HopewellMomSchool says

    I can relate to Mrs. Larry realizing she’s head of “purchasing” for her family. With Dave Ramsey’s program I began learning to make plans for spending and not just going out there and giving away all my money on stuff I didn’t need! Fortunately I grew up in/around the food industry and with a mom who was a good homemaker.Still, I have tons to learn.

    I cannot imagine calling a store and saying “pick out meat” for me! I always want to check the meat and produce over till I’m satisfied. Times change!

    I can also relate to that feeling of taking in too much information all at once.

    One thing to be wary of today is the reduction in the amount of product in a “standard” sized can or package. Bacon used to only be in 1lb packs–today its often 12 oz. Canned goods used to be a standard 16oz can–today 14 or so ounces is often standard. I always try generics and usually find them just fine. I can’t understand paying all that extra just because something is advertised on tv!!


  3. Country Girl At Heart says

    #5-One aspect of the book which was commented on before by another reader was when a comment was made to the affect that women are not able to save money at the grocer because we only look for savings in the area of sales versus shopping for groceries as a long term investment.

    I couldn’t dissagree more. The times have so much changed from when the book was written yet they have stayed the same.

    I for one shop not only for today but for the future. I plan meals for such a reason and also purchase loss leaders and closeouts for my long term pantry.


  4. Elizabeth says

    Hi Hadias:

    I’m a little behind but hope to have more time to read the chapters and post my answers to the questions in a couple of days.


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