November 27, 2017

Money Mondays: Homemade Cards and Gifts

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   The day after Thanksgiving, we started decorating for Christmas.  This year, we are reusing decorations from previous years. Also I started to make Christmas gifts and cards. Cards We grew up thinking that store bought cards are better, but over the years I found handmade cards are appreciated by the recipients.  I like to draw Christmas images free-hand, but for variety, I am also trying these ideas out:  Fingerprint Christmas lights card […]

Money Mondays: Use Food Storage for your Thanksgiving Feast

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com This week, while you are planning your Thanksgiving menu, consider “shopping” from your food storage items that are nearing expiration.  If you are short on cash, this is also a way to save a few dollars. So why not include some of your food storage items for Thanksgiving? A few ideas Canned corn and green beans can be used for casseroles Mountain House Noodles and Chicken makes a tasty meal all by itself […]

Feel Safer in Your Apartment and Save Money with These 5 Smart Gadgets

Written by Krystal Rogers-Nelson You don’t have to rely on someone else to have a secure and energy efficient apartment. Thanks to technology, it’s easier than ever to secure your home and reduce your energy usage without relying on outside services. These five apartment-friendly smart gadgets will not only help you feel safe, you will save money as well. 1. Wi-Fi Smoke Alarm Battery Most renters don’t want or aren’t allowed to make many upgrades to their apartment. Instead of […]

Money Mondays: 13 Driving Tactics to Save Fuel

Though gas prices have been staying on the lower side in the recent months, it is still a good idea to save gas whenever possible.  The money you save can be used toward other things such as boosting your slush fund or buying food and supplies for emergencies.   Source:  https://www.onstride.co.uk/blog/13-driving-tactics-save-fuel/

Money Mondays: Money Hack to Help You Stay on Budget

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 […]

Money Mondays: Assemble Your Own Zika Prevention Kit

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com  There is a lot of concern about the Zika virus in Texas, since the first Zika virus death occurred.  A few days ago I got an email from my employer about Zika prevention and it included a flyer from a supplier selling Zika prevention kits. I thought the pre-made kits were on the pricey side so I decided to write about assembling your own. What items should be in a Zika prevention kit? […]

Money Mondays: Should You Keep Receipts?

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 […]

Money Mondays: Stock Up on Bargains and Boost Your Supplies Before Summer Ends

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 […]

Money Mondays: Six Things I Did to Save Money this Weekend

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 […]

Money Mondays: 8 Ways to Prep When You’re Living Paycheck to Paycheck

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I read recently that nearly half of Americans would not be able to afford to cover an emergency that costs $400.  Millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and the numbers are increasing.  Does that mean they cannot afford to prepare for emergencies?  I believe when you are stretched this thin financially, you can’t afford NOT to prep. It does take some creativity and some planning but it is possible to prep […]

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