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Superbowl Ads: How 4.5 Million Dollars Could Change the World

February 8, 2016 – 8:05 am

superbowlI love watching the Superbowl. And I love that we live in a free market society. I think it’s amazing that nearly anyone who wants to start their own business here can do so, regardless of money or experience. When I started my freelance writing business, it cost me only Internet access to get it up and running – and that’s free at most local libraries. I say these things to preempt that this post is not meant to be a slam against the Superbowl, against advertising and media or against the free market system, which I thoroughly support.

However, every single year when we watch the big game, I can’t help but think about how much money is going out of corporate pockets, and how much bigger of an impact that money could have on the world than it does via a 30-second ad. In that vein, I thought I’d share what 4.5 million dollars (the cost of one 30-second Superbowl commercial) could do for those who are suffering in this world.

Who knows: maybe one day corporations will start matching the money spent on their Superbowl ads with an equal amount of money donated to a worthy cause.  Read the full story »

Finding My Frugal Farmer in Spain

February 5, 2016 – 6:41 am

Greetings, my frugal friends! Today we’re featuring a fun and heart-warming post from life coach Lisa Hoashi. Lisa shares about the hard work and also the inevitable joys of living life on a working farm. …

7 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Garden This Year

February 1, 2016 – 6:00 am

Gardening is not just a fun hobby – it can be a powerful, money-saving, life-saving skill. Back in the pioneer days, if you wanted to eat, you grew a garden. There weren’t mega stores in …

Pumpkin Bread with Caramel Glaze and Some Superbowl Recipes

January 29, 2016 – 6:52 am

You just can’t beat the church cookbook when it comes to searching for the best recipes. We have two of them, and they’re our go-to books when we’re looking for something new, delicious, exciting or …

Before You Go to College

January 26, 2016 – 6:00 am

Last week I heard about a recent study conducted at the University of Minnesota showed that a full 20% of U of M students there had, at some point, worried that they wouldn’t have enough food …

My Unintentional No-Spend Challenge

January 21, 2016 – 6:00 am

So, if you’re a writer, you’ll understand this. As I was writing my post for Fruclassity -the site I own along with Ruth from Prudence Debt Free – this week, I started to get super …

Gardening for Self-Sufficiency – Our 2016 Plan

January 18, 2016 – 6:00 am

Gardening for self-sufficiency is different than gardening for fun. When we lived back in the suburbs, we had a small 10×15 or so garden plot, and each year we’d sit down and talk about what …

Perspective in Debt Payoff

January 15, 2016 – 6:42 am

As we navigate through our debt payoff journey, sometimes I find myself falling into some self-pity modes.
Why did we get ourselves into such a mess?
Why don’t we make more money?

The Frugal Farmer 2016 Goals

January 11, 2016 – 8:31 am

Setting goals is something I do personally and we do as a family every single year. Usually, I look forward to these goal-setting session with great anticipation. This year, not so much. It’s been an …

What to Do if You’re Serious About Getting Out of Debt This Year

January 7, 2016 – 8:23 am

Hey, frugal friends! As I wrote on Fruclassity on Monday, I’ve got a serious itch to dump the remainder of our consumer debt this year and to lower our mortgage as well. Not sure what’s …

Rational Prepping: Part 3: Chaos Survival

January 5, 2016 – 7:00 am

This is a subject I don’t really care to talk about but at the same time, I realize how necessary it is. For the 3rd part of our Rational Prepping series (see part 1 on …