For those who are starting the new year with resolutions and plans to improve their lives, we offer the following advice from the January 3, 1907 Skidmore New Era:
Some Good Advice
Foolish spending is the father of poverty. Do not be ashamed of hard work. Work for the best salary or wages you can get, but work for half price rather than be idle. Be your own master, and do not let fashion swallow you individually – hat, coat and boots. Do not eat up or wear out all you can earn. Compel your selfish body to spare something for profits saved. Be stingy to your appetite but merciful to others’ necessities. Help others but ask no help for yourself. See that you are proud, too! Let that pride be of the right kind. Be too proud to be lazy; too proud to give up without conquering every difficulty; too proud to wear a coat you cannot afford to buy; too proud to be in company that you cannot keep up with in expense; too proud to be stingy.