May 28, 2019

Money Mondays: 5 Easy Ways to Secure an Apartment on a Budget

Written by: Sage SingletonSage Singleton   Whether you live alone, with a partner, or share with multiple roommates, it’s important for your apartment to feel safe. However, because renters typically can’t have wired security systems or elaborate devices drilled into the walls, you have to get creative with securing your apartment.   Luckily, you don’t have to own your space or have a big budget to boost your apartment’s security. The following are a few inexpensive and easy ways you […]

Money Mondays: 5 Ways Your Public Library Can Help You Save Money

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I have to admit I had not visited our local public library for several months. I went to the library a few days ago and I was surprised at the new services that were recently added. I liked it so much I spent the entire afternoon perusing everything. The library can save you money in a lot of ways, besides just borrowing books or reading magazines. Learn a Skill Sometimes, it’s better to […]

Money Mondays: Homemade Cards and Gifts

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com The day after Thanksgiving, we started decorating for Christmas.  This year, we are reusing decorations from previous years.  I also started to make Christmas gifts and cards. Cards We grew up thinking that store-bought cards are better, but over the years I found handmade cards are appreciated by the recipients.  I like to draw Christmas images free-hand, but for variety, I am also trying these ideas out:  Fingerprint Christmas lights card and Copy […]

Money Mondays: 10 Ways to Avoid Wasting Bread

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com   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 and freeze the rest.  I thought I’d be able to tell the difference in quality but there really was no noticeable difference in […]

Money Mondays: How I Save More Money at Costco

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve gone several years without a Costco membership, but restarted my membership.  It is actually worth it, even if I live in a small space.  I am not affiliated with Costco and I have no financial interest in the company.  Just wanted to share a few tips I learned: Membership cost I scoured my employee benefit site and found out my employer offers an employee discount for a new membership so I took […]

Money Mondays: Top Apps to Help Save Money in Your Apartment

Written By Victoria Schmid __ Whether money’s tight or we’re just thinking about the future, we all want to save a little money. And these days, all you need is a smartphone, tablet, or internet connection to get started—as they say, there’s an app for that. This article will walk through six great apps to help save you save a little (or a lot) on your monthly expenses, whether that’s finding a better deal on a new apartment or avoiding […]

Homemade Liquid Hand Soap

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I tend to get itchy, chapped hands so I wanted to see if I can make an inexpensive liquid hand that is gentle and non-drying.  I am a big fan of Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Magic Soap, as you can see from this review.   So I used the soap bar version as a base for my liquid hand soap.  Here is what I did. Ingredients: 1 bar of soap – I used Dr. Bronner’s […]

8 Skills You Can Learn on Weekends

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Being prepared and becoming self-sufficient is not all about buying emergency supplies. Learning survival and self-sufficiency skills is a big aspect of the preparedness mindset.  Learning a few practical skills will also help you save money by doing things yourself. Here are 8 skills you can learn on weekends: Plant a garden Even if you only have a small balcony, you can grow a few herbs.  Sign up for free tickets for the […]

Money Mondays: 10 Ways to Cut Your Living Expenses and Save for Emergencies

Written by Allie Shaw Normally, you expect the bulk of your monthly salary to go toward items like rent, cable, utilities, groceries, and childcare. It’s not fun, but it’s a part of being an adult. But maybe you want more of your money to stretch further. This article will cover ten common living expenses and will teach you the necessary tips to cut down on those expenses, letting more money go toward family emergencies and other household needs. 1. Rent […]

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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