21 Pieces of Advice for My Adult Kids

21 Pieces of Advice for My Adult Kids

Dear Kiddos, I know you all know that I am a fountain of advice and knowledge. Otherwise, you wouldn’t call home and ask me things. However, I thought about all the things I have experienced and the mistakes I have made in life. I have done things the right way and definitely the wrong way. I have made people happy and really hurt people who didn’t deserve it, including you four at times. Sometimes, I have had to be the…

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What Happens When You Can’t Make Ends Meet?

What Happens When You Can’t Make Ends Meet?

I have been in this position. It’s tough—more than tough—it’s soul-crushing. When you think you might have a plan, another bill comes in or another expense happens.  Unfortunately, this economy is not improving, and more people are finding themselves unable to pay their bills. Having been deeply in debt and beyond broke, I have some tips and advice to navigate this process to give you hope that you can get back on your feet again, even in this economy. You…

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10 Tips That Could Improve Your Odds of Survival and Save Your Life

10 Tips That Could Improve Your Odds of Survival and Save Your Life

In today’s society, you can not be too careful. You never know what could happen to you. While we like to think that bad things would never happen to us, that is certainly not the case for many people. Some situations could have been avoided with a little foresight and preparation. Some situations would never have happened if the victims had been paying attention. While that may sound cold and harsh, it’s the truth. Even though I never have wanted…

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So This Is Christmas…

So This Is Christmas…

This is some prepper fiction that I have had written in my head for some time. The title comes from a John Lennon song that likes to run through my head this time of year. I like to run various scenarios to see how they would play out. This version is more hopeful than I normally am, but I am not all doom and gloom all the time. I hope you enjoy it! The event happened six months ago. No…

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50 Holiday Stocking Ideas For Preppers (and Non-Preppers)

50 Holiday Stocking Ideas For Preppers (and Non-Preppers)

The holidays can be a fun time to give and receive presents. Many people like to fill stockings for their loved ones. That can be challenging, especially if you are filling stockings for adults. I like to fill stockings with food like candy or something interesting that I found at the store. I also like to fill them with practical items as well as something a little kitschy. My adult kids still look forward to this every Christmas, and it…

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Are We Facing Another Great Depression?

Are We Facing Another Great Depression?

I have written a lot of articles over the years about saving money, frugality, and generally living as a tightwad. I have even touched on the history of the Great Depression and the subsequent World War II. I studied those two areas in particular because I knew history was doomed to repeat itself.  Are we facing another Great Depression? There are definite signs that we might be headed toward a stock market crash or higher inflation. There are also indicators…

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