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 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? […]
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 […]
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 […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I was catching up on my article reader and found these two articles about food waste that riled me up: About 40 Percent Of All Food In The United States Is Thrown In The Garbage and Top 20 Foods Wasted It is such as shame that so much food is wasted while other people are going hungry. We can’t do anything about industrial food waste, but we can certainly minimize throwing away good […]
With food prices increasing almost daily, the additional expense to buy weekly groceries is cutting into other budget items. Start thinking about cutting out certain items that are not absolutely essential. This train of thought got me to start thinking what everyday items can stop buying from the store. Here are some ideas: […]
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. […]
In the last month or so, I have found You Tube to be a great resource that has helped our family save money. We started looking at videos to help me do things ourselves, rather than pay someone else to do it.
Here are ways I save money with You Tube: […]