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Month: February 2016

Are You Frugal?

Are You Frugal?

Many people claim to be frugal. Many people are frugal. Many people don’t have a clue how to be frugal. Most people don’t realize what it takes to be frugal.Frugal is defined as being economical with what you have, not wasting anything, and being careful with your money. Being frugal means you do not throw away something that could have use down the road. Being frugal means you do not waste a refrigerator full of food or let the leftovers go to waste….

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Tax Refund Prepping: Time To Do A MAJOR Food Stock-Up

Tax Refund Prepping: Time To Do A MAJOR Food Stock-Up

What should you do with that good-sized tax refund you get every year? You can blow it on meaningless toys or a trip somewhere. You can save it for a rainy day. However, those things won’t keep you alive though when a financial crisis or job loss happens. You need to invest your refund into your preps, mainly food storage. My tax refund is a welcome gift every year. I don’t ask for a refund and make sure I pay just enough…

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Make Valentine’s Day Cheap and Easy!

Make Valentine’s Day Cheap and Easy!

Valentine’s Day can be so expensive! Flowers, candy, cards, stuffed animals, expensive night-outs, expensive dinners at equally expensive restaurants, and the list can go on. Guys and gals alike throw away huge amounts of money and for what? A holiday they might remember? What a huge waste of money!I used to work at a florist shop and I just could not believe that guys would spend $150 on two dozen roses, balloons, and the works. I was not as frugal then…

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Once A Month Shopping Challenge: Month 3 and 4 Update!

Once A Month Shopping Challenge: Month 3 and 4 Update!

So…I am being a bit of slacker on keeping you all updated on this shopping challenge.Probably because I didn’t want to admit I was a complete failure.Month 3 went smashingly. As I predicted, I made one small trip to the store right before Christmas for apples and Texas toast bread for our traditional apple fritters, French toast, and bacon on Christmas morning. What I took to my parent’s house on Christmas Eve, I had all the ingredients for – cavatini…

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Ten Lessons Learned About Food From The Depression and Wartime

Ten Lessons Learned About Food From The Depression and Wartime

The Great Depression was a time of lean years for many in the United States and all over the world. Many people learned valuable lessons on making food stretch and taking advantage of cheaper processed food that came out during this time. Many people learned to survive on less and some people went hungry.  When World War II came around, many of these lessons were needed to survive the war and stretch their rationing coupons. People were encouraged to start…

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