This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com If you are trying to stay on budget but seem to be having difficulty succeeding, here is a hack to help you get there. Money Hack to Help You Stay on Budget: The Debit Card Diet We tried the debit card diet during the month of August in our own Apartment Prepper household. What is it? The Debit Card Diet involves using cash for all shopping transactions. Mr Apt Prepper and I agreed […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I just finished reading my review copy of the new book by Donna Freedman, Your Playbook For Tough Times: Living Large On Small Change, For The Short Term Or The Long Haul. I have read Donna Freedman’s articles for years, since she first started writing the MSN Money Smart Spending blog. She has been through some tough financial times and has found a way to thrive. This is a timely book A lot […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com One of the challenges of staying organized in a small space is dealing with receipts. Receipts from purchases, bank transactions seem to keep multiplying and cluttering up pockets, wallets and purses. It is tempting to just get rid of them. However, I have found you need to keep receipts for a certain period of time before discarding them. Dealing with receipts: Cash machine transactions: When I use the ATM I keep them for […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com August is a great time to boost your food storage and emergency supplies. It is still summer, but the back to school sales are upon us. With the warm weather, it is also prime yard sale season in many areas across the country. Now is the time to shop end of summer sales on camping equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, outdoor lighting, outdoor cooking accessories, summer clothes and footwear, and backpacks. Summer […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I am always looking for ways to save money so I can increase my prepping budget. Some days I am able to net pocket change, but some days I succeed in saving a few dollars. Here’s a snapshot of what I did this weekend: Six things I did to save money this weekend: Dehydrated herbs I do not own a food dehydrator, but found another way to dehydrate herbs without one. I had […]
Written by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper This article first appeared in The Organic Prepper With unemployment rates skyrocketing, going out and finding a new job can be nigh on to impossible these days. This is only going to get trickier as the government continues to force businesses to increase the minimum wage. Workloads that used to provide employment to two people are now forced onto one. The work performed gets shoddier as the one employed person struggles to keep […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com You can’t help but feel bad about the citizens of Venezuela, as they suffer under miserable economic conditions: People waiting in lines all night and day to buy basic necessities, formerly middle class people having to hunt dogs and cats in their neighborhood for their next meal, with widespread rioting and looting. But can it happen here? This post certainly got my attention Coming Destruction? Alan Greenspan Warns “Venezuela Under Martial Law […]
This post first appeared in The Organic Prepper By Daisy Luther Let’s talk about poverty. I don’t mean the kind you’re talking about when your friends invite you to go shopping or for a night out and you say, “No, I can’t. I’m poor right now.” I don’t mean the situation when you’d like to get a nicer car but decide you should just stick to the one you have because you don’t have a few thousand for a […]
We want to add to our preparedness fund, but the budget is tight.
I mentioned in an earlier post we cancelled cable and found several free or lower cost alternatives. It’s been a couple of years and we do not miss it at all. I actually wish we had done it sooner.
Now we are reviewing every bill line by line to see if we can either lower them even more. […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Hi everyone! I have been posting blog updates and links with Monday Musings for a while now, but I noticed the readership has declined over the years. This time I am trying something different: Money Mondays. Every Monday, I will post money saving or money making tips that will help you save or earn cash to fund your preps. Let’s face it, prepping for emergencies involves some expenses but it is not […]