Reduce Money Waste by Asking Yourself These Four Questions

I vividly remember standing in the department store, staring blankly at rows of small kitchen appliances, and wondering, “Do I really need a new coffee maker? Should I buy one now or wait until the unit I have breathes its last gulp? How much money do I have to spend?” The sheer volume of brands, … Read moreReduce Money Waste by Asking Yourself These Four Questions

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