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Is Life Insurance a Need or a Want?

October 26, 2016 – 6:00 am

life-insurance-is-it-a-need-or-a-wantThis article was sponsored by SelectQuote, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

When we started working to pay off our consumer debt, we began by going through every single line item in our budget. The goal was to determine which expenses were truly value expenses in our life, and which were merely temporary, feel-good expenses that were hindering our ability to become debt free.  Read the full story »

Want Something More? Then Do Something DIFFERENT!

October 24, 2016 – 6:00 am

Our financial life started to change when we got sick and tired of being sick and tired. When we finally figured out that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over …

16 Things You Might Not Have Thought About That Need to Be In Your Prepper Stockpile

October 19, 2016 – 6:36 am

We’ve been working to learn how to be prepared for disaster scenarios now for four years, and it still amazes me that I am constantly learning about new things that need to be in a …

We Feed Our Family of Six on $450 a Month and They Aren’t Deprived OR Starving!

October 17, 2016 – 7:15 am

Recently, I read yet another article on a national media outlet about the “terrible” situation of a family of four (mom and three kids) that “only” has $500 a month to feed their family. I …

Easy and Delicious Apple Crisp

October 14, 2016 – 7:00 am

So, it’s no secret here at The Frugal Farmer household that we love our desserts.  Being that we have three plush apple trees in our yard (I highly recommend planting apple and other fruit trees: …

How to Prepare for a Natural Disaster

October 12, 2016 – 6:00 am

Last week Hurricane Matthew hit the shores of Florida. By 11 a.m. EST on Saturday more than one million residents were left without power. Four people were dead: two people killed by falling trees while in their …

Top Ten Ways to Prepare for Retirement

October 10, 2016 – 6:00 am

A recent poll by Go Banking Rates revealed that 56% of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement. And 28% of Americans aged 55 and older have ZERO saved for retirement. These are numbers …

A Motivational Story for Getting Your Financial Sh*t Together

October 5, 2016 – 7:08 am

It happened again yesterday, as it’s happened a couple of different times over our journey to get out of debt. I was talking with someone when they shared a story with me that firmly established …

27 Ways to Save Money Right Now

September 28, 2016 – 6:04 am

So, you’re getting tired of the rat race and the paycheck-to-paycheck living cycle, aren’t you. I can tell by that look on your face. You’re tired, worn down, and you don’t want to live life …

5 Effective Ways to Improve Garden Cultivation

September 21, 2016 – 6:52 am

Today’s post is a guest post from fellow blogger Ann, who owns the Sumo Gardener blog. Enjoy!
 How to Improve Garden Cultivation
We always want to maximize the crops we harvest after a season of hard work. …

What You Should Consider Before You Buy a Farm

September 15, 2016 – 7:10 am


It will be four years ago next month that we sold our home in the ‘burbs and moved to a hobby farm about forty-five minutes out of town. The farm life is in many ways …