Retirement Planning Without Losing Your Mind

Retirement planning isn’t something that I paid much attention to when I was younger. Some of my jobs offered a variety of retirement planning options from 401K plans to pensions and some did not. I generally picked one of the lowest amounts available to contribute and then forgot about it. I was more worried about […]

Winter Preparedness | Car Emergency Kit

If you’ve been watching the news lately, you’ve probably seen that Winter Storm Damon is hammering the East Coast right now. For those to the south, that means a lot of rain. For people in the northern areas, like me, that means a lot of snow and ice. The best thing to do when you […]

Emergency Preparedness Food Storage List | Reducing Food Waste

Marty and I believe in being prepared for emergencies so I’m sharing this emergency preparedness food storage list. You never know when a freak snowstorm will leave you stuck at home for a week (or when zombies will attack) so it’s a good idea to be prepared. This post may be sponsored. Post contains affiliate links. […]

Gardening Aches and Pains | Fall Garden Clean Up

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Putting the Garden to Bed for Winter

Those of you that live in the south may be wondering why I’m writing about putting the garden to bed for winter in the middle of September. Unfortunately, here in Vermont, winter is not that far away. As a matter of fact, we had our first hard frost last winter. Usually we don’t get the […]

Is Your Private Information Private?

Is your private information private?  There is so much to worry about today with identity threats both online and off line.  I always thought that by monitoring my credit I was being safe but there is really so much more to be concerned about. It makes me really nervous when I think about who is looking […]

Preparing for Unemployment

This post on preparing for unemployment has been sponsoredThis post may be sponsored. Post contains affiliate links. I may be compensated if you make a purchase using my link. Years ago, when Marty and I were first married, he lost his job when a local manufacturing plant downsized.  All of a sudden, the two income […]

Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide Review

Marty and I have been preparing for emergencies for years. It’s something we think is very important and we try to make it a priority. While everyone (hopefully) knows the basics of food, water, and shelter, there are things that you need for long-term survival that you may not have thought about. What happens if […]

Easy Ways to Conserve Water at Home Right Now

Looking for easy ways to conserve water? I don’t recall ever thinking about conserving water when I was growing up. I think that water was one of those things that I just took for granted. This post may be sponsored. Post contains affiliate links. I may be compensated if you make a purchase using my link. […]

Clarifying Your Goals to Find Focus

This post has been brought to you by UNITY Lenses.This post may be sponsored. Post contains affiliate links. I may be compensated if you make a purchase using my link. Several years ago, when I left my full time government job, Marty and I had the goal of being more self sufficient and relying on […]