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Month: November 2018

Shop Small Businesses This Holidays!

Shop Small Businesses This Holidays!

The day after Black Friday is Small Business Saturday. Why do corporate businesses come before small businesses? Because they have the money for advertising and mind control. They have bigger budgets, more staff, and more time to infiltrate your consciousness and convince you to spend your hard earned money on them.However, small businesses should be taking precedence this holiday season and all year round. Why? Because small businesses are the backbone of this country. We couldn’t live without them. All corporate…

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Stay Home on Black Friday. Shop Small. Shop Local.

Stay Home on Black Friday. Shop Small. Shop Local.

(Originally posted in 2013. Revised and expanded for 2018. The views of the author haven’t changed!)Black Friday shopping can be crazy. Stores opening at midnight if they even closed at all. Standing in line and getting a ticket to buy an item at significant savings. Most of the time people are buying things they don’t really need. They are missing out on time with family and friends to go shopping. Employees are missing out on time with family and friends…

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20 Books To Give Your Favorite Preppers (and Non-Preppers) For The Holidays!

20 Books To Give Your Favorite Preppers (and Non-Preppers) For The Holidays!

One of my favorite gifts to give and receive for any holiday is books! Almost everyone reads books. Beyond that, reading increases knowledge, brings pleasure, and is generally a good way to relax.  These are my favorite prepping fiction and non-fiction books to read and to give. You can give most of them as an e-book, but I recommend a hard copy to keep in the home library. If you can give the e-books as a downloadable book, this would…

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Prepping Is About The Little Things

Prepping Is About The Little Things

Prepping can seem like such an expensive adventure. Many people think that in order to be a good prepper you need the big things: a whole house generator, a safe room, a bug out shelter in a hidden location, every gun known to man with several hundred rounds for each gun, and more. With that thought, we scare away more people from prepping or feeling like they are prepared because they don’t have the biggest prepping ticket items.In fact, I…

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Is It Time For A Financial Reset? 15 Tips For You To Reset Your Finances

Is It Time For A Financial Reset? 15 Tips For You To Reset Your Finances

Sometimes you go through life like you own it. You have your priorities right, your life in order, and everything going well.Then, wham! You get hit with a medical emergency. You lose your spouse. You get divorced or separated. You have to suddenly move. You are faced with bills you did not realize you owed and now are in collections.Life happens. You can control a lot of what happens in your life, but there is a lot you cannot control….

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55 Ways To Save Money on Your Utility and Water Bills

55 Ways To Save Money on Your Utility and Water Bills

The single biggest expense most households have are their utility and water bills. Sometimes those two bills combined are more expensive than the mortgage. Sometimes those two bills are the same as the mortgage and monthly groceries. In other words, they are just expensive. In the twenty-plus years of paying for a utility bill and growing up in a house that was very conscious of its water and electrical use, I have learned some tips and tricks to drive down…

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