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Month: October 2016

16 Ways To Stay Warm This Winter & Not Have To Crank Up The Thermostat

16 Ways To Stay Warm This Winter & Not Have To Crank Up The Thermostat

Winter is barreling down the tracks as we speak! Since it always promises to be a cold winter here in the Midwest, I thought I would share some tips and tricks to stay warm this winter and not have to crank up that thermostat! Saving money is more important than ever now so if you can find ways to keep the bills low, you can save even more money! Before you start these tips though, you and your family need…

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20 Things We Do Not Throw Away

20 Things We Do Not Throw Away

Every year, more and more trash is accumulated in our landfills due to our wasteful habits. Many people will only use something once and throw it away. Many people still do not recycle their packaging despite the increasing availability of recycling centers. And many people would rather throw away their old things rather than take them to a thrift store or consignment shop. However, being a believer in the frugal lifestyle and a student of the zero-waste lifestyle, I cannot do…

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Is It Better To Live Within Your Means or Try To Earn More To Afford More?

Is It Better To Live Within Your Means or Try To Earn More To Afford More?

This is a fairly simple question. The answer is much more complicated. Is it better to learn to live within your means? The answer should be yes for many reasons. Many people struggle with this though. We think we are entitled to things. We think we deserve certain things because we work hard. We think we should have a fancy house, a new car, expensive vacations every year (sometimes multiple times a year), name brand clothes, the newest gadgets, expensive cell phone…

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Monday Monthly Update From The Homestead – October Edition

Monday Monthly Update From The Homestead – October Edition

Since we are close to the end of October, I thought I would update y’all on what we have been doing this last month. There has been a lot of activity and projects getting done around the place!But first, some really sad news. The chickens are gone. Their last day at the farm – snacking on their favorite, kale. I actually found another home for them that is only three miles away. I didn’t really want to butcher them. My…

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10 More Preparedness Items You Should Be Buying Every Month

10 More Preparedness Items You Should Be Buying Every Month

In 10 Preparedness Items You Should Be Buying Every Month, I focused on items you needed to have on hand now just in case something happened. It is a pretty great list and I was very happy with the list. However, you all had some great suggestions in the comments about what else you felt people needed to buy.Thank you for your ideas! I actually read them and came up with a secondary list for the first list. I added…

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