March 23, 2018

Savings vs Safety

This post is by Bernie Carr, Now that gas prices keep rising rapidly, most of us are looking for ways to save money.  Well, that was the idea I had in mind the other day when it was time to fill up my gas tank. I should mention that due to a preparedness mindset, I try not to go too far below half a tank of gas, maybe a quarter tank at the very least, when I go fill […]

Can a Bank Glitch Ruin Your Weekend?

A few days ago, millions of people in Australia could not get access to their own money for a whole weekend.   According to news reports, a computer glitch at National Australia Bank, one of Australia’s largest banks, caused ATMs to freeze.  See article What does this have to do with us here in the US?   This can happen anywhere.  Many people rely on using debit or credit cards for daily transactions.  I used to rely on them as well.   Think […]

Using Less of Everything – Deodorant Update

In my last post about using less of everything, I mentioned the next project was trying to use less deodorant. The main purpose to these experiments is to try using less of common products to make our supplies last longer.  A side benefit is the money saved from not having to buy new supplies as quickly as before.  Regarding the use of antiperspirants and deodorants, many people are concerned about the aluminum content of these products and the effect this […]

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