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Moving Toward Self-Reliance for the Working Poor

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by Sandra There are many of us who are or have been classified as the working poor, meaning we are employed and we earn a few bucks above the national poverty level ($12,140 for a single person and $25,100 for family of 4—2018 figures), but we don’t earn enough to pay for everything, e.g., food, shelter, transportation, medical, child care, etc. …

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How You Can Get By With Less and Still Be Happy…

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by Sarah L I was raised in a very religious, conservative family. My parents had several of us kids that they were putting through private schools, so there was never any extra money. We lived below “paycheck to paycheck”. I’ve been to food pantries, salvage stores, garage sales, and used coupons. Anything to save money. I decided when I was …

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Using Coupons To Save Money When Stockpiling Your Homestead Pantry

In Personal Finance by M.D. Creekmore

Using coupons offers an opportunity for huge saving on food that you should take advantage of. According to Wikipedia.com, a coupon is “A ticket or document that can be exchanged for a financial discount or rebate when purchasing a product. Coupons first saw widespread use in the United States in 1909 when Post conceived the idea to help sell their …

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How to Start a WordPress Blog on Bluehost – 2018 Edition

In Personal Finance by M.D. Creekmore

Let’s face it being self-employed beats the heck out of working for someone else and one of the first things that you should consider when you think about homesteading is how you’re going to make a living once you move to a rural homestead. No matter how food self-sufficient on the homestead that you are you’ll still need to earn …

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You Don’t Need To Be Wealthy to Homestead

In Personal Finance by M.D. Creekmore

So you want to homestead but don’t think you can afford it? You see sprawling ranches on television with seven-figure price tags and think that is what homesteading is all about. I’m here to tell you that’s not true. You don’t need to be wealthy to start a homestead. You don’t need a trust fund or a rich relative. For …

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31 Simple Ways To Make Extra Money

In Personal Finance by M.D. Creekmore

I’ve not talked a lot about making extra money here on MDCreekmore.com yet but it really should be addressed more often and I intend to start doing just that starting with this article. One of the first things you’ll notice after moving to the country is that most rural towns and counties suffer from a lack of jobs and the …

How to Start a Profitable Blog in 2018, Step-by-Step Guide

Over the past few months, I’ve received a lot of email from readers asking me for pointers on how to start their own blogs. It seems like everyone has the “blogging itch” these days, and that’s a good thing if you truly have something worthwhile to share with the world, then starting your own website is a great way to …