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5 Essential Items to Keep in Your Bug Out or Go Bag

Hey friends!!  Today we have a guest post from Angelica, who blogs over at Tactical Guru. Enjoy!

Developing a bug out bag and/or go bag for emergencies is probably one of the first things you’ll do when you start prepping. If you’re new to this, it can be an intimidating task. For one thing, you need to be able to reasonably predict what you’ll need in an emergency scenario. It’s nearly impossible to account for every imaginable situation, but some things are universal. Read more

Your Money Situation Won’t Change Until You Start Taking Responsibility for Your Actions

I realize that this post might get me in hot water with some, but I recently read another article about the dire money situation of Americans and how it’s not their fault. Being an American who for many years took little responsibility for my own money situation (along with my husband) and being one who is digging out of a dire financial situation, I know whereof I speak. Read more

Best Items to Have During a Power Outage

Hey friends!!  Today we have a guest post from Angelica, who blogs over at Tactical Guru. Enjoy!

For most individuals, power outages are a given. While many homesteaders and homeowners have the option of relying on alternative power sources, most of us are simply less equipped to deal with downed lines or grid failures. Usually, these events are brief—more of an inconvenience than a danger. However, in extreme situations, power outages last much longer. They can quickly become a crisis if you’re unprepared, especially for the young and the elderly. Read more

Household Debt is Rising Again and it’s Not Okay

Yes, you heard it right, my friends. Household debt is rising again, with total household debt reaching $12.58 trillion dollars at the end of 2016. Debt totals jumped by $460 billion this year alone, the highest jump in nearly ten years. Our previous “record” for household debt in America was $12.68 trillion. But for some reason, the experts don’t think this is too terribly bad. Read more

4 Ways to Make Money Blogging

Hey friends! Since I’ve been talking a bit about the side hustle money I’m making doing this blogging thing (over $15k last year alone!) I thought I’d get more specific and share the details of what I’m doing and why I think it’s working. Making money by blogging isn’t always a fast process, but it can be. More than likely, though, you’ll need to be patient. But while you’re patiently growing your blog you can do the things that help to maximize monetization. Just follow these tips…… Read more

How to Pay Off Debt Without Living Under a Rock

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For some people, paying off their debt is pretty cut and dry. They make a plan, stop spending and get the job done. For us, it hasn’t been so cut and dry. We started with a boat load of debt. We realized that there were many emotional reasons we were spending beyond our means and had to work to uncover and heal them. And we had to figure out ways to help pay off debt that worked for our individual personalities and for our family. Read more