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  1. Preparedness and Survival
    There were things we did right and others we wish we had the crystal ball that would have let us know more we could have done. After an afternoon of celebrating my sons engagement to a wonderful young lady we made our way home to get ready for what Hurricane Irene might send our way. We started...
  2. Preparedness and Survival
    ......by Wendy Brown. It's a great read with a lot of practical information. This was my splurge at Chapters. (The girls and I got ourselves Father's Day presents.) The author has a relatively self-sufficient farm on 1/4 of an acre in the 'burbs. Some of the ideas wouldn't work for everyone...
  3. Money challenges
    Well it happened. Dh (the main earner) is unemployed as of next Friday. Here is my post on it if your curious about all the details I'm just going to share and hopefully get ideas from others as this goes along. I keep telling myself. We have been through worse!~ It might not be fun but we...
  4. General Chat
    A good, simply-explained blog post about what happened when financial panic and bank runs happened in the past and how they are different today. http://www.wisebread.com/surviving-a-financial-panic-lessons-from-the-past
  5. Green Living
    Knowing this: http://www.celsias.com/article/organic-bees-surviving-colony-collapse-disorder-cc/ And then reading stuff like this: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080626/ap_on_go_co/sick_bees You'd think agribiz is purposely manipulating the increasing food costs. I wonder why the commercial...
  6. News you can use
    Retirement planning for the surviving spouse No one wants to think about death, but the alternative is to leave your loved one in a lurch.
  7. News you can use
    Surviving 2008 for seniors 2008 promises to be a financially tricky year. Here's what senior citizens need to do.
  8. News you can use
    Surviving 2008 for the middle aged 2008 promises to be a financially tricky year. Here's what the middle aged need to do.
  9. News you can use
    Surviving 2008 as a 20-something 2008 promises to be a financially tricky year. Here's what the twenty-somethings need to do.
  10. Frugal Living
    Hello all! I have gotten into a bit of a heated debate on another Forum I belong to. Apparently a couple of people on there (they are business owners by the way) tend to think that it is perfectly acceptable in this day and age for people to work for, raise kids and survive on $10 an hour. As...
  11. Home and Family
    Heating your home or apartment is not just something you want to do during the winter months, it's something you need to do to survive. With energy prices expected to be up to 50% higher this winter many folks are actualy scared, because they find it hard to pay the heating bills every winter...
  12. General Chat
    We are truly expecting that our winter will be a bad one and that with nat. gas prices being so high we'll be living in the cold here in the house. This weekend we're working on our final winterizing around here. Got some windows to caulk, doors to weatherstrip, faucets to insulate, etc. and so...
  13. Preparedness and Survival
    I truly hope that no one reading this will ever be in another accident. Since my accident on Christmas Day, I have not been myself and am wondering when I will be. There is hope though. Today at the library I found a wonderful book. Surviving an Auto Accident - A Guide to Your Physical...
  14. Frugal Living
    Most of us have had some hard times. Some of us are still having hard times. When I was off work sick I learned the importance of having a stocked pantry, make sure your bills are up to date, have some money put away for a rainy day. What have been your hard times and what have you learned...
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