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Homesteading

Avoid the Landfill…Compost Instead

Fast food isn't the only thing bad for your health. The packaging they serve it to you in is also pretty toxic...even after you throw it away. More than 30% of fast food packaging contains...

DIY GardeningHomestead Animals

Feeding Fish and Growing Your Own Food with Aquaponics

Over the weekend I read an article in Harvard Business Review about the challenges Fortune 500 companies face. Apparently, successful executives emphasize the critical value of designing...

Education

Save Yourself from Student Debt with Online Education

I wrote yesterday about how people like you and me...who are at or near retirement age...are saddled with student loan debts that threaten our financial safety and wellbeing. (If you...

DownsizingFinancial FreedomFinancial Independence

Avoid the Graying of Student Loan Debt…Downsize

Over the past 10 years, student loan debt in the U.S. ballooned from less than $600 billion – which was already out of control – to more than $1.25 trillion. But beware of the student loan debt trap...

Simple Living

Regenerate Yourself with a Simple Lifestyle

I saw a quote the other day that inspired me. "Those people who tried to bury you didn't know that you were a seed." The author of the saying is unclear. Some attribute it to a poet and human...

Self-Reliance

Weathering The Storm When You’re Knocked Off The Grid

The blizzard of 1993 – dubbed the Storm of the Century – killed more than 300 people across North America and cut power to more than 10 million households. I had just moved away...

Self-RelianceSimple Living

Redefine Success On Your Own Terms And Simplify Your Life

Back when I was a kid, if I scraped an elbow during a football scrimmage, my gung-ho high school coaches used to say "just rub some dirt on it." That sounded macho but never...

Self-Reliance

Lower Your Debt and Your Blood Pressure

All my life I've heard that debt was a toxic disease. Even the great scriptures of the world warn against it. But to me the concern didn't hit close to home. Then I made a few too many...

Homesteading

Grow Herbs Indoors with the Right Light

Have you ever had one of those pre-dawn morning moments where something strange wakes you up in the dark, and before you even open your eyes you're confused and disoriented?

Financial FreedomFinancial Independence

Your Word against the Bank

I'm not a conspiracy theorist and I don't keep my life savings stuffed inside my mattress...like some folks I've known over the years. But maybe they're right and I'm clueless...