July 30, 2016

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

July 25, 2016 aptprepper 1

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

June 20, 2016 aptprepper 1

  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 […]

Money Mondays: How to Find Extra Cash from Bills

January 18, 2016 aptprepper 2

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. […]

Money Mondays: How to Save Money with You Tube

January 11, 2016 aptprepper 14

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: […]

How to Save Money on Eggs

August 18, 2015 aptprepper 2

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Eggs used to be one of the more inexpensive protein sources, at least until the last few months.  On my last grocery shopping trip, I was shocked to find a dozen eggs close to $3 a dozen.  The brown eggs were even more expensive, at $3.74 a dozen. Egg prices started rising in May, because of an epidemic of the avian flu that caused many chickens to perish.  It has steadily gone up […]

Should You Pay Off Debt or Buy Preps?

June 26, 2015 aptprepper 12

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A friend of mine, let’s call her Marie, called me about buying items for her stockpile while she was shopping at a big box store.  We went over beans, rice, sugar, canned foods, toilet paper and others good bulk items.  Marie told me she’d call me back after she got through the check out line.  Not even 30 seconds later, she called back telling me how mortified she was that her credit card […]

10 Household Items You Can Make at Home

April 15, 2015 aptprepper 1

Since I started writing this blog, I’ve encouraged my readers to take small steps to becoming more self sufficient.  Being able to make things yourself helps you save time, money and allows you to be less dependent on store bought items.  Living in a small space should not stop you from trying do it yourself projects.  That’s why I enjoyed this article from LeAnn who writes The Homestead Dreamer. 10 Things I Stopped Buying at the Store  by LeAnn, The […]

10 Ways to Avoid Wasting Bread

April 6, 2015 aptprepper 6

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Living in a hot and humid climate, I noticed that bread goes stale a lot quicker than when a lived in a dry area.   I always feel bad having to throw out stale bread so I started finding ways to make it last longer or re-purpose it.  Here are a few ways that have worked well for me:  Freeze it  If I have extra, I just keep a few slices on the counter […]

Build your Cash Emergency Fund

January 5, 2015 aptprepper 5

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Now that the new year is here a lot of people are making resolutions to “save more money.”   I am one of them.  To be specific, one of my goals is to increase my cash emergency fund. I used to do all my spending using debit and credit cards,  until I realized I needed some cash set aside in case of emergency.   Think for a moment what would happen if you lost […]

How to Stretch Ground Beef

December 12, 2014 aptprepper 7

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I have been on a tight budget lately, and one of our staple foods is ground beef.  Lately however, you can hardly call ground beef a bargain food.   The last time I went grocery shopping, I got sticker shock from the ground beef prices-the price has risen to over $4 a pound.  This is an all-time record high, according to this article  These prices used to be for organic or grass fed, but […]

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