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Monday, September 22, 2014

What Stresses Moms Most, Food in Basement Better than the Bank, Silly Tactics You Fall For

Poor Man Survival

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A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

Winning at anything brings pleasure - but winning at life is what brings the greatest and lasting happiness.




What is the number one thing that stresses Moms out?


>>Cash flow, managing money, stretching a budget [especially if you have kids]


35% - the percentage of Americans with credit records being pursued by collection agencies over unpaid debts according to an Urban Inst. Study – most of the debtors are in the south and west like Las Vegas, where nearly half the population has been reported a collection agency.


40 percent of all workers in the United States actually make less than what a full-time minimum wage worker made back in 1968 after you account for inflation.

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How to Spend More and Be Financially Secure

You might make the same income as your neighbors make, spend less than they do, save more, and yet still be in a much more precarious financial position. How is that possible? What could some of your neighbors be doing differently that makes them more financially secure? It's all about the nature of your expenditures.

It is common advice to try to spend less for the things you buy and to set aside some money every month. Both are good ideas as far as they go. Of course how you invest the money you set aside makes a big difference in how well you do in the future.

But I'm not going to tell you about your investing options here. That's a topic for another time. I'm going to explain the difference between your fixed versus your discretionary expenses, and which ones you need to watch carefully if you want to have more financial security. I'll start with a simple story...

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Food in the basement is better than money in the bank

There are many reasons for stockpiling a one-year supply of food. The value of food commodities generally increases at the same rate as inflation. Money in the bank doesn't do that. Investing in 500 cans of tuna or in dehydrated food that will last five to 10 years are better bets than putting $350 in the bank.  Find what you need below:

How to Survive the…

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Wisconsin Prepper & Survival Expo
October 25th, Appleton Wisconsin

Join us for the largest prepping and survival expo in Wisconsin. Everything you will need & want to know to be prepared for Natural or Man-made Disasters, Pandemics and other Emergency Issues that could affect our daily lives in the Midwest.



Wood-fired earthen ovens are easily documented all the way back (and likely even before) the ancient Romans

 Likewise, they are easily documented in archaeological evidence and first-hand accounts from the 18th Century. We show you how easy it is to build one. We've been amazed with how well earthen ovens work, so much so that some of us here at Jas. built one at home. This episode deals strictly with the oven's construction. In next week's video, we will show you how to bake bread in an earthen oven. We will also use the oven in future videos, comparing results with those that can be achieved by baking in a cast iron Dutch oven. Stay tuned!
Make sure to check out the companion blog to this series at and our website:


Tax refunds will be cut for ACA recipients

A significant benefit of the Affordable Care Act is the opportunity to receive money-saving tax credits up front to cut the overall cost of health insurance, but now hundreds of thousands of consumers could owe back some of that money next April.


Protect Your PC for Free
Not having antivirus protection isn't just a personal risk: Unprotected computers can be springboards for botnet and DDoS attacks. There are plenty of free antivirus tools, some quite good, so protect all of your computers now.



How you can save even more cash…

You think you're a savvy shopper, but you may be playing right into retailers' hands. Find out which sales tactics they're counting on you falling for again and again.

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Pantry Organization

I use simple, inexpensive plastic dishpans to organize a pantry. I label each one with the contents and then they simply slide in and out of the shelves with ease. The plastic dishpans I buy are around $1 each and last forever. They're also good for keeping track of children's toys and many other items around a home.


Dull knives may seem less dangerous than sharp ones, but that’s far from the truth. When we use dull knives, we have to exert more pressure to cut food, and the resistance of the food can easily cause that dull knife to go out of control. So when you’re using knives in the kitchen, you ... read more



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 Yours in freedom,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’


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