Property Taxes – How High Are Yours?

Property Taxes – How High Are Yours?

Taxes. It’s part of life. UPDATE: The poll question results are in: “How much are your annual property taxes?” (Jump directly to poll results) I’m not aware of anyone (other than politicians) who likes taxes. When we are taxed by the government (federal, state, or local), what we are doing is (forcibly) giving up some…

Best Ways To Invest Your Money Rather Than The Bank

Best Ways To Invest Your Money Rather Than The Bank

Dennis recently said, I retired 13 years ago. That first year, I purchased 45 acres adjoining my homestead for $500 an acre. Total investment $22,500. When I retired, I left $400 in a savings account at my employee credit union, just to keep the account active. Thirteen years later the land I purchased for $500…

Personal Financial SHTF Plan B

Personal Financial SHTF Plan B

Guest article by ‘CD in Oklahoma’ In the event of a Financial SHTF as an individual, do you have a “Plan B” if your normal stream of income is suddenly interrupted? Loss of personal income can be very much of a disaster for nearly anyone whether you’re working for others, retired, or are a small…

They Always Find A Way To Screw Us…

They Always Find A Way To Screw Us…

Okay. Today I noticed yet another way that they are apparently screwing us. And this new way has to do with TP, toilet paper. So, Mrs.J opens up a new pack of TP from our well stocked supply, and low and behold she notices an obvious difference between previous TP and this one… The cardboard…

How To Prep When You’re Broke

How To Prep When You’re Broke

For the preparedness minded / prepper, it sure would be easier to prep if you had lots of money wouldn’t it? I know what you’re going to say next — “You can prep by learning practical skills, having the right mindset and attitude, learning to adapt, practice situational awareness and all that…” Yes, that’ true….

LED Light Bulbs – Cost Savings Over Incandescent

LED Light Bulbs – Cost Savings Over Incandescent

LED lights / LED light bulbs will save a significant amount of money on your electric bill because they use just a fraction of the energy compared with traditional ‘incandescent’ light bulbs. More and more people are switching out their old light bulbs with LED lights as the prices have dropped significantly. In this article…

The Most Valued Jobs After The Collapse

The Most Valued Jobs After The Collapse

(Great Depression era corn farmer)   The economy will be in shambles after “the collapse”. What is the collapse? For the sake of this discussion it is a hypothetical wherein we are all affected after having been hit by a major crisis/disaster. It is a global crisis throughout the modern developed world that has extended…

How Much Are Your Property Taxes?

How Much Are Your Property Taxes?

We’ve recently touched upon things to do before you retire (5 Steps BEFORE You Retire) which included investigating the property taxes of a potential retirement location (because property taxes are always due, and they NEVER go down – only up). There certainly are parts of the country with much higher property taxes than others and…

Things You Can Do For Prepping While Spending Little Money

Things You Can Do For Prepping While Spending Little Money

Yes indeed, prepping can get mighty expensive if you let it. There is a seemingly endless array of products to acquire for preparedness – some of which are quite useful. That said, there are LOTS of other preparedness related products that sure are “nice to have’s”, while still others are merely gimmicks and not so…