5 Easy Ways to Save on Groceries with Your Family

If you are struggling to keep your grocery budget under control and last-minute restaurant runs are sapping funds and adding to your bottom line in more ways than one, then I have some tips, which will make your life easier. Keeping kids fed (and happy about the food they are eating) is absolutely a challenge. … Read more5 Easy Ways to Save on Groceries with Your Family

How to Safely and Effectively Store Bulk Food

Keeping a well-stocked pantry is vital to the health of your food budget and the well-being of your family. Whipping up meals become easy, fluctuations in supply lines are reduced to inconveniences, and your cost per ounce falls to rock bottom. Saving up to 75% on traditional grocery store prices can as easy as a … Read moreHow to Safely and Effectively Store Bulk Food

Powerless: A Lesson In Preparing for the Unexpected

At 2:30 yesterday afternoon we had nearly 70 mph straight line winds. They flattened fields of corn, bent billboard supports in half, and snapped power lines.  Like a giant, invisible hand, the storm sent an aging power pole up the street from my house to wherever it is that power poles go when they die.  Literally minutes … Read morePowerless: A Lesson In Preparing for the Unexpected

How to Recession Proof Your Finances in 8 Easy Steps

Every day I turn on the news and watch the markets. The zigzag pattern as they plunge and then come back up again and gain ground is alarming to watch. Some of us watch, entranced and yet too afraid to look away, while others choose to turn off the media and pray fervently instead. No … Read moreHow to Recession Proof Your Finances in 8 Easy Steps

What are Sinking Funds and How Should I Use Them?

Sinking funds are budgetary needs for which you save a specific amount each month. Then, when the total amount is saved, you spend it, tracking each expense from that sinking fund, to insure you don’t spend more than you have available. You can really make just about any budget category into a sinking fund. However, … Read moreWhat are Sinking Funds and How Should I Use Them?

Keep Your Kitchen Cool with These Quick, Easy Recipes

When the thermometer rises, it’s time to turn to recipes which keep the heat out of the kitchen. Using kitchen tools like your microwave, pressure cooker, air fryer, and crockpot will help eliminate sources of excess heat. Thankfully, there is a huge assortment of seasonal produce, which aligns perfectly with the goal of creating meals … Read moreKeep Your Kitchen Cool with These Quick, Easy Recipes