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Extending Ground Beef

How to Stretch your Grocery Budget on Taco Night

Tacos are a favorite with our crew. Not just tacos, I mean all things related to the humble taco. Crispy tacos, Soft Tacos, Taco Salad, and even Taco Soup. With a family of 8, it can be tough to stretch that pound of hamburger as far as it needs to go to feed everyone. With teenage boys, it’s even tougher. If you’re like us, then you need to stretch your grocery budget. The good news is that if you have …

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Has Prepping Saved You Money?

Prep Without Going Broke! 3 Ways Prepping Saves Me Money!

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the new gadgets and gizmos out there tempting you to buy them – and the preparedness industry is no exception. If you’re not careful you could be talked into spending $5000 for a year supply of food, $15,000 for solar panels, and even $36,000 for your very own survival shelter! Nothing is wrong with any of those things, but it can leave many people ready to give-up before they even start. Too many times we …

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The Shoestring Budget Garden

I’m a suburban gal. I’ve never lived on a farm, I’ve never raised chickens, and I’ve never lived anywhere where a rooster woke me up daily. One day, I dream of having a little homestead, but in the last few years, my soul and my senses have been awakened and soothed by the simple act of putting my hands into the soil in my own backyard and taking a stab at gardening, and I’ve done it all by gardening on a …

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What’s your threat: A personal financial disaster

It’s happened. You’ve just found out the main breadwinner in your family is now unemployed or maybe their hours have been cut. Either way, you’ve joined a growing club of Americans who are dealing with a loss of income, and all the hardships and stress that come with that membership. On one hand, you aren’t alone facing this financial disaster, but on the other, this isn’t a club that anyone wants to join! Or, maybe in your case, it’s the …

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