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7 Clever Ways to Earn Money If You Have a Green Thumb

I’ve checked and double checked, but neither of my thumbs are green. I wish they were because there’s money to be made with those green thumbs. Over the years I’ve read gardening books, joined a permaculture club, and slaved over a Square Foot Garden, managing to grow a few things here and there, but by no means are my thumbs green. If I had to supplement our family income with what I could grow, we’d soon be starving. However, if you …

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25 Ways People Earned Money During the Great Depression

In a previous career, I was a history teacher, and I’ve always loved learning about the past and gleaning whatever wisdom I can from the words and actions of others. A couple of years ago I found an excellent book with dozens of first-person accounts from the Great Depression, We Had Everything But Money. I’ve spent hours reading through anecdotes, touching, humorous, and poignant, and one thing that struck me was the ingenuity of the Americans who lived through those tough times. …

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My Story: Getting Back On Your Feet When the S Hits the Fan

Life is going along comfortably and predictably, and you think “it” won’t happen to you, not really. Then it does. A family job loss. In my case it was a phone call that, at first, seemed to be a typical call from the boss, except this time it’s different.Your main bread winner has just been told they are being let go. This recently happened to my husband, and in spite of a severance package, he had no clue what or where his …

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7 Prepper Steps You Should Have Taken Yesterday

We all have things we know we should have already done in life. Preppers are no different. Here are the top 7 prepper steps you should have already taken care of: Evaluated your health.  Health is everything and physical fitness needs to be an ongoing effort. This may be the most difficult area of preparedness because it requires daily, and sometimes hourly, effort. But in a crisis or a collapse of our economy, medical care may be nearly impossible to …

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