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Don’t Make These 4 Financial Mistakes!

There are a few issues rarely mentioned on popular survival blogs and forums, and one of them is finances. A discussion of everyday carry, best household defense weapon, or bug out locations will have thousands of responses, but finances? Yeah, silence. The health of any household rests on financial stability and it makes sense that a serious prepper would take financial survival just as seriously as any other survival component. That’s smart prepping and smart living, regardless of future events. …

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18 Tips for Enjoying a Frugal Lifestyle

Frugality. Penny-pinching. Thriftiness. Frugal lifestyle tips. Do any of these words bring to mind a lifestyle full of joy and freedom? Oddly, they don’t. Instead, they bring to mind images of Scrooge and dreary, turn-of-the-century London slums. (Not sure why that last image comes to mind, but it does. Possibly from reading Oliver Twist!) For those of us who do live lives of frugality, penny-pinching, and, yes, thriftiness, the reality is quite different. My family has been debt free for …

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52 Weeks Savings Plan: November is full of deals

If you are a bargain shopper, then November is probably your favorite month. The month begins and ends with holiday deals and it features a weekend dedicated to sales – Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday. November’s main holiday is Thanksgiving (Nov. 22) but also features Election Day (3), Daylight Savings Ends (4), Veterans Day (11), Children’s Day (20) and the start of Advent (Nov. 29). Take some time at the beginning of this month to set aside a holiday gift …

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52 Weeks Savings Plan: Find Great Deals In October

October means there are pumpkins everywhere – from decorations to drinks. Are they popping up in your town? Thanks to October, there are also great deals to be found everywhere. This is a big month for stores to replace summer items with fall decorations and preparations for winter. The main holidays in October are Columbus Day (8) and Halloween (31). October deals on food Many items on sale this month are perfect for starting or stocking up food storage. Canned …

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52 Weeks Savings Plan: August Deals Bring Summer To a Close

August is full of summer activities and back to school preparations, but it lacks any major holidays. That doesn’t mean this month will lack in deals and sales, though. The main focus is back-to-school deals but before doing any shopping this month, check if your state and/or city is offering any tax-free shopping days to help with back-to-school shopping. August discounts and bargains in the food department Items used for packing school lunches will go on sale this month, like …

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52 Weeks Savings: June Brings Sunshine and Summer Deals

In June, we celebrate summer, Father’s, graduations, weddings and Flag Day. It marks the halfway point of the year and on the 25th, it will only be six months until Christmas! Maybe this is the month to start making a holiday gift list and begin looking for bargain-priced gifts, well before the shopping rush begins. There are loads of great June sales and bargains. Here’s what we’ve tracked down for you. Food sales June is National Dairy Month, which means there …

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