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How to Practice Physical Self Sufficiency

May 26, 2015 – 8:09 am | 18 Comments

6167660997_c9494888a5_zAs we work on redefining our mission here at the Frugal Farmer, I spoke earlier on how to practice spiritual (emotional) self sufficiency and how to practice financial self sufficiency.  I also shared some important survival tips for everyday life. Today we’ll talk about the third part of self sufficiency: physical self sufficiency.

The Keys to Physical Self Sufficiency

Physical self sufficiency involves a couple of different aspects of preparedness: the self sufficiency of your actual body, and self sufficiency pertaining to the things you need to care for yourself and survive. Physical self sufficiency is equally as important as the other two elements of self sufficiency (emotional and financial), but encompasses different things. Read the full story »

A Financial Do Over: Hindsight is 20/20

May 21, 2015 – 7:54 am | 34 Comments

A reader asked a question of me recently. The question was, “If you could go back in time to your early 20’s, what would you do differently to build a better financial safety net and …

Survival Tips for Everyday Life

May 18, 2015 – 7:43 am | 28 Comments

A few years ago, I took a class that was instrumental in teaching me the importance of thinking “big picture” in everything I did. Part of what the class focused on was always being prepared …

Have People Lost the Ability to Think Big Picture?

May 12, 2015 – 7:48 am | 34 Comments

So often in life, I see people  (myself included) making decisions that benefit them-short term but damage them long-term. It’s as if a majority of society has lost the ability to think big picture. This …

How to Practice Financial Self Sufficiency

May 9, 2015 – 10:06 am | 16 Comments
How to Practice Financial Self Sufficiency

This is part two of a three part series that bounced off of a post I wrote about the three parts of self sufficiency. I wrote about part 1, Spiritual (also called “Emotional”) self sufficiency …

My Interview on the CFO Woman Podcast

May 5, 2015 – 12:11 pm | 4 Comments
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I’m honored to have been featured on Melissa Jasmin’s CFO Woman Podcast this week! The CFO Woman Podcast features money management tips for women in all financial situations. To listen to my interview with Melissa, …

How to Practice Spiritual Self Sufficiency

May 4, 2015 – 9:29 am | 13 Comments

Last week, I wrote here about the Frugal Farmer’s Three Rules of Self Sufficiency. From here we plan on breaking down each rule and talking about it more in depth. Today we’ll talk about how …

Take Care of Your Own Family First?

April 29, 2015 – 8:38 am | 30 Comments
Take Care of Your Own Family First?

In the nearly 3 1/2 years that we’ve run The Frugal Farmer, I’ve had a handful of people say, in the nicest way, that the idea of self-sufficiency seems to them, well, a bit selfish. …

The Process of Getting Financially Real With Yourself

April 27, 2015 – 12:01 am | 32 Comments

I’m honored again this year to be a part of The Heavy Purse’s Financial Literacy Awareness Carnival. For more information on this spectacular annual event, you can check out this link to The Heavy Purse. …

The Three Rules of Self-Sufficiency and Preparedness

April 22, 2015 – 8:24 am | 22 Comments

As I think about our mission going forward, I’ve finally figured out how to define what our goal is here at The Frugal Farmer:
Physical, financial and spiritual self-sufficiency.
Being a part of the prepper community, we’ve …

The Worst Financial Advice I’ve Ever Received

April 20, 2015 – 8:18 am | 52 Comments

I started my first job in banking in January of 1989. I was excited to go from being in retail sales (my former job as a cosmetologist lost its luster quickly and I went into …