December 4, 2018

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 […]

Money Mondays: Preps You Can Afford Even if You’re Low in Cash

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A lot of people feel prepping is expensive and that stops them from getting started with even basic supplies. Emergency Supplies Here are 10 emergency items you can easily acquire even if you feel you don’t have much cash to spare: Water People living in the U.S. are fortunate to have running tap water.  We take it for granted that anytime we turn on the faucet, clean water comes out.  But an emergency […]

Money Mondays: What Renters Should Know About Apartment Insurance

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I was watching the morning news and one of the stories covered was an apartment fire.  Many tenants were evacuated; fortunately, no one was hurt.  However, a few families lost all their belongings.  One of the victims interviewed was very distraught.  She said they lost everything, and did not have any insurance.  I felt bad hearing about this and thought it’s about time I write about this boring but necessary subject for apartment dwellers. […]

Money Mondays: Moving Tips for Apartment Preppers

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com For most renters, moving to another place to live is not only a big ordeal, it can also be costly.  Since it is an inevitable part of an apartment dweller’s life, we might as well find a few ways to make it easier and less painful on the pocketbook. Here are a few tips that I have learned over the years: Declutter Pare down your belongings as soon as you know you are […]

Money Mondays: How to Cope with High Gas Prices

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Gas prices seemed to increase almost daily this past week.  The combination of tighter supplies by OPEC, lower U.S. inventory, high demand and the U.S. getting out of the Iran deal seems to have caused the highest gas prices since November 2014.  Texas has lower gas prices than many states, but even we’re seeing some drastic increases, causing a drain on the pocketbook. A firm that tracks gasoline prices, GasBuddy has predicted gas prices […]

Money Mondays: Stop Wasting Food and Save Money!

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 […]

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