Weekly Update- 1.15.16

This week had some good illustrations of how it’s expensive to be poor. We paid rent a week late. There’s a $25/day charge for every day it’s late. We did not pay that. If they insist we pay it, I’ll get it to them when we get our income tax back. We were late paying…

Jan 5: Yays,Boos,and Goals

Here’s what’s happening in our world. Starting with the bad stuff…. BOOS We’re late with the rent because we had to pay car insurance We had no water from Friday night until Saturday afternoon. I lived in a house without running water once and forgot how much I love running water and indoor plumbing. Eventually,…

What’s in season: May

In season produce is often less expensive. It’s a good opportunity to take advantage of sales and freeze the extra for later.

Pantry Goods to Buy in Bulk to Save Money

  Pantry Goods to Buy in Bulk to Save Money via Mom Prepares I also write another blog (which will be a book) about Post-Apocalyptic Living…or Prepping. You’ve seen Doomsday Preppers? Well, I haven’t because I don’t have TV but I’m told that this is most people’s reference point for what a Prepper is. Not to…

Meal Planning 101

For those who need help figuring out how to meal plan, check out Meal Planning 101. The one area I tend to be the most organized in is my meal planning. I have found that  being really fussy and detailed about meal planning helps tremendously when working within a small budget.  There is a lot less…

The McBudget

This is a sample budget given to McDonald’s workers . McDonald’s is openly saying, “You are going to have to get a second job.” At least they are recognizing how impossible it is to live on minimum wage in the U.S. That’s where the realism ends. $600 for rent? I live in an itty-bitty small town…