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Evacuation Time? Don’t Forget Your Pets! Posted:January 24, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

Evacuation Time? Don’t Forget Your Pets!

What plans have you made and put into place for your animals should an emergency of some type strike your area? [...]

Survival Creativity: An Important Facet of the Survival Mindset Posted:January 23, 2015 By:Jim Cobb

Survival Creativity: An Important Facet of the Survival Mindset

As you go along in your disaster readiness journey, you’ll no doubt pick up many wonderful and useful skills. You’ll also likely purchase any number of tools, gadgets, and doodads that will (hopefully) be useful in [...]

Shaking the House: Getting Started With Decluttering Posted:January 21, 2015 By:Liz Long

Shaking the House: Getting Started With Decluttering

Have you  heard the story about a jar, rocks, and sand? It’s a great life lesson about setting priorities and is a great demonstration of getting started with decluttering. If you put the sand in, then the [...]

10 Ways to Make the 52 Week Savings Plan Work for You Posted:January 12, 2015 By:Liz Long

10 Ways to Make the 52 Week Savings Plan Work for You

You want to do the 52 Week Savings Plan. You’ve printed out the chart, posted it somewhere you can’t help seeing it every day, and have a jar ready to hold your money (including a picture [...]

Try it Today! Meal planning in 6 easy steps! (Skill of the Month) Posted:January 11, 2015 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Try it Today! Meal planning in 6 easy steps! (Skill of the Month)

A very long time ago, I used to be able to go grocery shopping without a list. I could think of meals for my husband and I while I was at the store and gather the [...]

Taking the Plunge: Going From 1 Income, To No Income. On Purpose! Posted:January 09, 2015 By:Beth Buck

Taking the Plunge: Going From 1 Income, To No Income. On Purpose!

When I talk about “taking the plunge,” I do not mean in an abstract, sitting-around-the-table-after-dinner, philosophical way. I’m talking about, “let us identify the absolute scariest thing you can think of and then do it.” In [...]

January Skill of the Month: Organize & Reduce With These Tips! Posted:January 08, 2015 By:Jessica Hentze

January Skill of the Month: Organize & Reduce With These Tips!

Every year more stuff seems to accumulate. The closets, drawers, and cubbies become cluttered. Things are not as organized as they once were, and spaces just feel overwhelmed with stuff. Deciding what to keep and what [...]

Introducing our Skill of the Month Club! Posted:January 07, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

Introducing our Skill of the Month Club!

A few years ago on this blog, I started a Skill of the Month Club that focused on a new skill to learn each month. I posted an article or two about that skill and encouraged [...]

A Scary Scenario: The One-Hour Meltdown Posted:January 07, 2015 By:The Survival Mom

A Scary Scenario: The One-Hour Meltdown

Every once in a while I read something that stops me in my tracks and slaps me up the side of my head, as my dad would say. Years ago it was the book Patriots by James Wesley [...]

Shape Up Your Budget: Tips for accumulating more cash! Posted:January 07, 2015 By:Kris

Shape Up Your Budget: Tips for accumulating more cash!

Shaping up in the new year? Shape up your budget, too!  End the year with more cash on hand using some or all of these budget tips! Set a goal Just like your physical shape-up, you [...]