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Urban Homesteading

Four Ways to Grow Your Own Food With Micro Gardening

Growing food crops in small spaces, or micro gardening, is an option for city dwellers with a green thumb hungry for fresh organic produce. You might not be able to feed the entire family...

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Homesteading

A Bountiful Harvest with Aquaponic Gardening

If you enjoy a diet filled with vegetables and an occasional serving of fish – as most nutritionists and cardiologists recommend – you would have been right at home in ancient Babylonia...

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Self-Reliance

How to Make a Homestead First-Aid Kit

When living off-grid or on a homestead it’s important to be prepared. If you’re living on your own in a rural location, you’ll likely end up doing a decent bit of home repair and labor-intensive farm work...

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DIY Gardening

Get Your Lasagna Garden Layered up

It was the same thing year after year. I grew more weeds than I did garden. My kids teased me that I had a weed garden with a few cucumbers. I had good intentions, but no time...

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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...

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Self-Reliance

Five Tips For Selling Goods At A Flea Market

Need some quick cash and don’t have the time to set up an eBay or Amazon store? You can always resort to selling some of your old goods at a flea market. Americans have been...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Homesteading

The Five Best Farmers’ Markets in Minnesota

Minnesota’s agricultural roots resurface each spring when the ground finally thaws. Farmers’ markets soon pop up all over the state, from small towns to the Twin Cities, home to nearly 20...

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Geographical Independence

A Clever Route to Mortgage-Free Living

Searching for our first house during a housing boom, we were astounded by the asking prices on all but the most decrepit, bland, and tiny homes. We really wanted a home with historic...

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Digital CurrenciesFinancial FreedomFinancial Independence

Seize Control Of Your Finances…Buy Bitcoin

There's an old expression, attributed to the Chinese, that goes, "may you live in interesting times." We certainly do. I grew up in Manchester, New Hampshire, the largest city in one...

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Self-Reliance

Self Directed Living Without Compromise

Six years ago, Ed and Laurie Essex swapped their city condo life on the coast for off-grid living in the Okanogan Highlands of Eastern Washington State. But far from roughing it, they live in...

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Geographical Independence

Low-Cost Living in Beautiful Places

You wake up in the morning and decide you're tired of the view...so, you pick up and head to another natural beauty spot that takes your fancy. That's your reality when you live full-time in an RV...

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