Security Breach Protection: What Do I Do?

As much as I love the ease of shopping and taking care of business online, it comes with risks as well. A few weeks ago, I got a replacement credit card in the mail. It had me momentarily confused because it wasn’t time to renew my card and I hadn’t ordered a replacement. I opened […]

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.  Emergency Preparedness Food Storage List | Reducing Food […]

Gardening Aches and Pains | Fall Garden Clean Up

I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by fast acting Advil® Film-Coated and I received a free sample of Advil® Film-Coated. This is a sponsored post for SocialStars by Crowdtap. All opinions expressed are my own. #FastAdvil I love gardening. I really do. Well, actually, I love the fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs and gorgeous […]

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 sponsored 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 salary we were used to living on was cut in half. Sure, he received unemployment benefits but they are never […]

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.  Easy Ways to Conserve Water When I was a child, water was always there. It fell out of the sky […]