How to be Prepared for Natural Disasters
By Michelle Lim
In today’s world, there are a lot of reasons to worry about natural disasters. After watching the recent storm, Hurricane Sandy, hurl through the states of New York and New Jersey, many people are wondering if they are prepared for a natural disaster. Millions of people lost power in Hurricane Sandy and a lot of people were turned out of their homes, many of which have been destroyed. Some people were caught entirely unprepared, while others seemed to fare better. Some of this is luck – if your home was in Sandy’s path it was not due to lack of preparation – but for some people, the right preparation made all the difference. Continue reading
It doesn’t have to look exactly like this.
Keep A Finances Journal
A record of your financial history is meant to do one thing- keep you accountable. It will explicitly show you where your excess money is being squandered. No more buying Snickers on your way to and from work, even though it is just a dollar a day it adds up to thirty dollars a month or 360 dollars in a year! That is enough money to buy a small refrigerator or a brand new television.
A record of our expenses will show us where we need to tighten our leaks. Sometimes that means saying good bye to treats. Continue reading
Sometimes you stumble across a blog that steals your heart. This was definitely the case when I found Sequoia’s blog. (There is a link to it at the bottom of this guest post! You must check it out!) She is an amazing writer, and the topics covered on her blog go right along with everything that I feel is important. Not to mention that she always has wonderful pictures to accompany each post!
This guest post that she has so wonderfully supplied for my blog is amazing. She highlights the importance of financial security. This is a MUST for those hoping to work on being prepared. If you don’t have your finances in order, you can not think seriously about getting ready for the future. The thing that makes her post so credible is that it is the true story of what happened to her family several years ago. She has applied principles from Dave Ramsey, who I am a huge supporter of. Enjoy this awesome post, and take her advice to heart! Continue reading
I am extremely lucky to have had the pleasure of running into Patrice Lewis’ blog, Rural Revolution. If you haven’t read this blog yet, you should definitely go and check it out. Patrice is an amazing and entertaining writer. But before you get sucked into her blog, check out this amazing guest post! She has put together 10 wonderful tips for cutting your food bill! And by eating in a wallet-friendly manner, more of your money can go into savings, or even emergency supplies. Any money saved can greatly contribute to your preparedness efforts, if you use it in the right way. As a young married person, some of these tips really stood out to me, and I realized that I should be implementing ALL of them into my daily life! Thank you so much Patrice, for a wonderful guest post! Continue reading
So I love checking out other people’s blogs, and the day that I stumbled across http://www.theleangreenbean.com I was in love with it! Lindsay has amazing posts, all of the time, and she is so entertaining. I definitely recommend that you head over and follow her blog.
After I started reading The Lean Green Bean, I found out that she set up this really cool program called Foodie Penpals! It is so awesome! Basically once a month, Lindsay goes through and matches up the 1,000 people who have signed up to be in the program for the month. (You can decide every month whether or not you would like to be involved in that particular month!) Then you get in contact with whoever you are assigned, and send them a package of food in the mail! Continue reading
Little Camille at 17 days old <3
Hey guys! I know I haven’t posted for a little while! Things have been so so busy lately. Between the new puppies, working, and assisting a professor at Dixie State College with some of his classes, it’s been a little crazy! However, I have still been able to devote a little time to being prepared! Here’s a quick puppy picture just so you can see how big they are getting!
Today we have a guest post from Francis Lawson. He has found that by preparing for a shopping trip before you reach the store, you can save time and energy. There are some great tips here, and I will definitely be trying to incorporate all of them into my future shopping trips!
Making the Most of Your Grocery Shopping Trip
By Francis Lawson
If, like me, you can think of better things to do with your time than spend it in the supermarkets picking out food, then you will always be on the lookout to make the most of your shopping trips. I’ve finally managed to reduce the amount of times I need to visit the shops and now have more time to spend doing the things I want to do! Continue reading
One of the gorgeous boys at 3 days old
Hey everyone! It has been a really crazy week! My dog, Juno, decided to have her puppies a bit earlier than expected. They arrived on Tuesday afternoon (Moody Blues, anyone?) but I wasn’t expecting them until about Friday. At the time that Juno went into labor, I was in the middle of grooming a dog for a friend, at my house. She had been showing subtle signs of being close to delivery (temperature drop, starting to show signs of nesting), but she wasn’t displaying any obvious signs of being in labor. I was expecting some major panting, pacing, whining, etc. But nope. None of that happened at all. She was literally asleep one second, and then awake and trying to push out a puppy the next! Continue reading
Today we have a guest post from Warren Howe! He goes over a few different types of fruits and veggies and how long they can last. He also gives tips on keeping your produce fresh!
The 3 Easiest and 3 Hardest Fruits and Vegetables to Store
By Warren Howe
We’ve all done it – gone to the grocery store or farmers market and bought all kinds of fresh delicious fruits and vegetables, only to have many of them go bad. Avoiding this problem comes down to knowing which fruits and vegetables last the longest and which are the most difficult to store. There are certain types of produce that are very durable while others have very short shelf lives and must be carefully stored. Armed with this knowledge, you can be better prepared for any food storage situation that may come your way.
Awhile back, I wrote a post about Being Financially Prepared, and implementing a $1,000 emergency fund. Now, I am definitely not a financial expert, but I did take a lot of finance classes in college, and I feel that financial stability is very important. So I figured that it’s high time that I need to write another post about being prepared financially. This one will cover debt elimination, because it is such a relief to be debt-free! Continue reading