July 15, 2018

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 […]

Money Mondays: 15 Everyday Items You Can Stop Buying

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: […]

Money Mondays: How to Find Extra Cash from Bills

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. […]

How to Save Money on Eggs

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 […]

10 Household Items You Can Make at Home

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 […]

Build your Cash Emergency Fund

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

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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