Prepare your home for everyday emergencies and even worst-case scenarios. Here’s where you’ll find tips and resources for home security, frugal living, and organization.

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Food Storage You Can Easily Take With You When You Move

Moving is one of the most stressful things you can do, and moving with a full food storage and all of the emergency preparations that go with it can be super stressful. It’s heavy, often fairly awkward (lots of glass jars in my case), and well, there’s just so much of it. But what if you were using a method of organizing food storage that has it ready to transport with minimal effort?

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Live a Freelance Lifestyle: The Benefits of Many Jobs vs. One Full-time Job

When most people lose their jobs, they experience panic and worry. There are bills to pay, a mortgage to maintain, perhaps children to support through college, or car payments to make. How will they survive without their employment? Frantically they update their résumé and commence the often-disheartening round of answering want ads or blasting out their credentials on the internet, begging someone – anyone – to employ them. But there are alternate ways.

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Three Layers of Effective Home Security: Simple Ways to Protect Your Castle

If you’ve ever had your home broken into, you know the feelings of sadness, anxiety, anger, and being violated. In fact, according to the FBI, burglaries of residential properties accounted for 62.8 percent of all burglary offenses in 2019. Yet, when we talk about home security, it seems as though many people are just concerned with stockpiling weapons and ammunition. The reality, though, is that it takes a layered approach to address the issue of home protection and defense adequately.

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12 Steps to Help You Survive the Government Shutdown

Another government shutdown looms on the horizon. If it feels like deja vu’, you’re not wrong. If it happens, it would be the 22nd occurrence in the last five decades. Being prepared isn’t just about being ready for a power outage or natural disaster. Family survival can also be about what to do in the event of job loss, or in this case, in the face of a government shutdown. If you are one of those who won’t be getting a paycheck, hang in there! These ideas will help you be ready for and get through this temporary tight time.