#frugal

Make Your Own Yeast

If you’ve been prepping for any length of time, you undoubtedly have several pounds of wheat berries stored away.  You may also have experimented with making your own wonderfully delicious bread.  The downside of long-term prepping and bread making is keeping active yeast on hand.  The average “best by” date on yeast is 2 years.  Once opened, it must be kept cool and dry. In a refrigerator, yeast can remain good for up to 4 months; in the freezer for …

Make Your Own Yeast Read More »

best garden gear for women, best garden tools, best garden gear, frugal gardening

Gear Up for Gardening Season

Over the years, I have to admit, we have spent more money on gardening than we have ever reaped in an actual harvest. We don’t try to be spendy, trust me, but starting a garden from the dirt up can get expensive and buying high-quality garden gear and tools for women is one of my priorities. The actual tools I’ve used for gardening have ended up being the least expensive because I tracked down the best quality I could afford, …

Gear Up for Gardening Season Read More »

Smart Advice to Help You Survive the Government Shutdown — or any other surprise financial setback

As of today, the current federal government “shutdown” is the longest in history. Digging into news stories that are making headlines, ones claiming “chaos” and near-apocalyptic consequences, most Americans, by far, are managing to get through their daily routines without any issues at all. However, there are households that are affected, and should the shutdown continue, more paychecks may be missed. If you are one of those who isn’t getting a paycheck, hang in there! We have some ideas to help …

Smart Advice to Help You Survive the Government Shutdown — or any other surprise financial setback Read More »

52 Weeks Savings Plan: Give this a try and have an extra $1378 by the end of the year!

 I spotted this ingenious and simple 52-week savings plan* on Facebook a few years ago, posted it on my Facebook page, and it went viral with thousands of likes and even more shares within a couple of days. I’d never seen anything like it. A savings plan, a 52 Weeks Savings Challenge — who can resist something that straightforward and simple? Obviously, this plan hit a nerve with a large number of people who know they need to save money, …

52 Weeks Savings Plan: Give this a try and have an extra $1378 by the end of the year! Read More »

The Simple Way To Make Bug Out Bags on a Budget

So I started a few months ago by making a list of everything I would want to put in our bug-out bags … the list went on and on. I quickly realized a simple backpack would fit enough gear to prepare us for anything we could possibly face. Likely Scenarios My focus shifted to the most likely scenarios in our area. Upon evaluating our emergency scenario possibilities, I realized there are very few scenarios that have us leaving our home. …

The Simple Way To Make Bug Out Bags on a Budget Read More »

frugal prepping, save money for prepping, prepping expenses

40 Quick Ways to Save Money for More Prepping

One difficult fact of prepping is that it requires money. You don’t have to be rich and there are hundreds of frugal ways to prep, but sooner or later, you’ll have to fork out some of your hard-earned cash. What if your cache of cash is low? Well, here’s a list of quick ways to save money starting today. Then, once you have a bit of cash on hand, set your priorities for your prepping/survival shopping. How to save money …

40 Quick Ways to Save Money for More Prepping Read More »

Top Frugal & Practical Tips for Your Next Family Vacation

My family loves to travel, and it’s all my fault. When I was a voracious reader in my much younger days, I dreamed about destinations around the globe and realized those dreams with my very first trip to Hawaii when I was 16. That addiction to travel continued and for the next couple of decades, I made my way through Europe more than once, lived in Germany for a few months, worked on an Israeli kibbutz, drove throughout eastern Europe …

Top Frugal & Practical Tips for Your Next Family Vacation Read More »

52 Weeks Savings Plan: April discounts are here!

When I lived in Phoenix, I could never understand the fascination with spring. Phoenix has pretty much just one season, sunny! So, when I moved to Texas, it was amazing to see red-breasted robins show up at our house every spring and watch the forest and greenbelts around me come alive with pale green leaves. Now I can’t wait for spring to arrive. As a bargain hunter, spring is here and with it comes lots of fun and activity in …

52 Weeks Savings Plan: April discounts are here! Read More »

free preps, prepping on a budget, frugal prepping

Prepper To Prepper: Free Preps!

Who doesn’t love free? I have been welcoming free items as long as I can remember. Free hand-me-downs were a favorite when my five little kids were growing like weeds. Shelving and furniture freebies were also a reason to celebrate! What we get for free saves us money! Anything that can be used for your preparedness is a big bonus. We asked our readers to share with us some of the free preps they have received. Elizabeth shares: My free …

Prepper To Prepper: Free Preps! Read More »

52 Weeks Savings Plan: Watch for these March sales!

March brings with it the promise of spring and some special March sales that can help you both prepare and save money. Two holidays that will generate some special savings are St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, and Palm Sunday, on March 25. We have Easter in April this year, but retail stores will still be pushing Easter related discounts. Remember that Daylight Savings is March 11th. March food bargains You may still be able to find some Valentine’s candy …

52 Weeks Savings Plan: Watch for these March sales! Read More »

Malcare WordPress Security