February 16, 2019

Save Money with an Extreme Frugality Mindset

I am excited to introduce today’s guest post by Erica N of Living Life in Rural Iowa.  She offers tons of actionable tips on how to make ends meet.  They may seem extreme to some people, but they are simple and actionable. Start Saving Money By Having A Poverty Mindset! Learn 25 Ways to Extreme Living and Saving! Written by Erica N This post first appeared in Living Life in Rural Iowa We all want to save money, but sometimes […]

Money Mondays: How to Get Free Classic Books for Download

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com We all know we can borrow books from the public library to read them for free, but here a way to actually own the books without having to return them. Public Domain In case you haven’t heard, 1/1/2019 was not only New Year’s Day, it was also Public Domain Day. What is Public Domain Day? A quick history:  Back in 1999, works from 1923 were already set to become public domain, based on […]

Money Mondays: 6 Strategies to Generate the Funds You’ll Need to Endure a Crisis

  When a disaster strikes, will you be ready? You don’t have to answer. While I hope you’d be able to give me a confident yes, what’s important right now is that you’re thinking about your state of preparedness. Have you thought about how you’ll feed your family? Have you thought about transportation? Communications? Medical care? There’s plenty you need to prepare for. The problem is that most people aren’t prepared. FEMA reports that only 40% of American families rehearse […]

Money Mondays: How to Start Freelance Writing to Make Extra Cash

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com When you start preparing for emergencies you realize you need to have a cash cushion just in case.  You may also want to have extra money to buy supplies.  Over the years I’ve advised all my readers to have multiple ways to earn additional income.   Today we’ll talk about freelance writing.   I should let you know this post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a small percentage if you purchase anything recommended, […]

Money Mondays: How to Cope with Higher Food Prices

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Food prices are expected to rise this coming year.  Major food corporations have already announced they are raising prices, according Fox Business.  The USDA has also predicted a larger hike in food prices for 2019. Not everyone can readily increase their food budget.  It likely won’t happen all at once.  But if you start preparing now, your budget won’t suffer so much. Tips to help you cope with higher food prices Buy in […]

Money Mondays: How to Eat Healthy When You’re Broke

Editor’s note:  Let’s face in, most of the low priced food we immediately find at the grocery store are laden with unpronounceable ingredients representing artificial colors, preservatives, additives.   But you don’t have to give up eating healthy when your finances are challenged.  In today’s post, by Daisy Luther of Organic Prepper, we look at how to go about eating healthy when you are low on funds.  Is it possible to keep eating food that’s good for you even when […]

Money Mondays: Shopping for Emergency Foods at Winco

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A while back I posted about great sources for food storage items.  Today I have a new store I’d like to tell you about, and it happens to be a grocery store as well.  I recently shopped a Winco Foods while visiting some relatives.  They told me Winco is their favorite store.  I love the HEB stores in Texas so I wasn’t convinced I would be very excited about another supermarket.  I checked […]

Money Mondays: Savings Tips for Buying in Bulk

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Buying in bulk is certainly a way to save money on groceries, prepping items and other supplies but there is also the possibility of overspending.  Through trial and error, I’ve learned a thing or two when trying to buy in bulk to save money. Here are a few bulk buying tips: Membership clubs Before spending that $60 or so to join Sam’s or Costco, consider how much you will be shopping at those […]

Money Mondays: Would You Shop in an Unsafe Area to Save a Few Bucks?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   Now that gas prices have been rising, many of us are looking for ways to save money.  Well, that was the idea I had in mind the other day when it was time to fill up my gas tank. Looking for a cheap gas station I thought I’d try finding a cheaper gas station than the one in my area by using one of those gas price shoppers.  The gas station in […]

Money Mondays: Recession Fears and What You Can Do About It

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Hardly a day passes that we don’t see an article forecasting another recession.   Even though the economy appears to be healthy, with unemployment being the lowest it has been in years, several economists are forecasting that a downturn is inevitable. For some people, the scars of the last financial crisis back in 2007-2008 have never completely healed.  Many lost their savings, retirement funds and homes.  I did not weather that downturn unscathed, as […]

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