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October Challenge Results

October 31, 2014 – 7:21 am | 8 Comments

2932403679_4d1e70af7d_zHey, friends!!!  Happy Friday!  SO, it’s the last day of the month, the last day of my October challenge to eat well and spend less. I’m going to start with the good news: Read the full story »

What Working in a Bank Taught Me About Money

October 30, 2014 – 7:27 am |
What Working in a Bank Taught Me About Money

I spent 15 of my working years working in a bank on some level. I started out as a teller, then moved up to teller supervisor, then over to personal banker. Then I began work …

How to Deal with Rejection

October 29, 2014 – 8:12 am |
How to Deal with Rejection

I’d like to talk today about how to deal with rejection. Grayson talked in a post last week about how he saved $60 a month by simply making one phone call.  Part of the post …

Stories from the Great Depression

October 29, 2014 – 8:09 am | 16 Comments

Greetings, friends!  I’ll try not to make this into a rant :-), but with all of the modern technologies of today and media ads running amuck telling us we need this, that and the other …

Life Updates and Why Homesteaders Have Food Stockpiles

October 25, 2014 – 8:17 am | 52 Comments
Life Updates and Why Homesteaders Have Food Stockpiles

Can you believe it?  Less than a week til the end of October.  The weather this week has been pretty mild: up into the mid to high 60’s in the day time, which means we’ve …

Book Review: Cream City Hustle

October 23, 2014 – 6:47 am | 20 Comments
Cream City Hustle Cover – Full Size

So, I was perusing through James’ Retirement Savvy blog a couple of weeks ago, and found out that he had just published a book called Cream City Hustle .  How cool is that?  Now, I’m …

2014 Garden Review

October 19, 2014 – 7:26 am | 44 Comments
2014 Garden Review

So, the garden is cleared out, ready to be tilled again for next spring’s planting.  Although we didn’t do as well as we’d liked garden-wise, (our goal is to provide our family’s veggies for the …

Garden Carrots 101

October 16, 2014 – 8:02 am | 28 Comments

One of the things we’re starting to feel like we’re really getting the hang of as far as gardening goes is garden carrots.  Carrots are super easy to grow and maintain, and as such, we’ve …

Why You’ll Never Be Happy Keeping Up With the Joneses

October 13, 2014 – 8:04 am | 77 Comments

Many of us have gotten the message, however there are still a large number of people and families chasing after the “privileged” life of the Joneses.  Having been a troll of the Joneses for many …

September 2014 Recap and October Challenge Update

October 11, 2014 – 6:50 am | 46 Comments
September 2014 Recap and October Challenge Update

As I type this, it’s 26 degrees outside right now.  I surely hope this is a blip on our fall and not the norm.  As prepared as we are for a long, cold winter again …

Two Steps to Get Out of Debt

October 9, 2014 – 7:18 am | 40 Comments

Hey, Frugal Farmer friends!  I’m excited to share this article with you from fellow debt-hating colleague, Douglas Goldstein, whose new book will be released soon. 
By Douglas Goldstein, CFP®, co-author with Susan Polgar of Rich As …