Category: Homestead Finances and Self-Employment

living within a strict budget

Budgeting for Fixed or Low-Income Families: My Personal Journey and Advice

For the past 11 years I have been on a fixed income, with a family this not easy nor is it recommended. If you can avoid a fixed or low income, by all means, do so, after all a greater quality of life is essential to spiritual, physical and emotional self. However, the reality is that due to substantially raised costs of living around the United States if you make under 30,000 dollars a year...

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Start Saving Today and Live Your Homesteading Dream Tomorrow

Your dream of owning your own homestead is closer than it appears. It might seem like you’ll never be able to purchase a homestead. But if you have a plan in place to save, you can be harvesting fresh eggs and vegetables on your own property before you know it. It will just take a little work. Are you ready to begin saving? Start with a budget The first thing that you need to do...

Using Coupons To Save Money When Stockpiling Your Homestead Pantry

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 breakfast cereals”. So the concept is nothing new. When I was in my early teens,...

How to start a blog in under 15 minutes!

How to Start a WordPress Blog on Bluehost

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 some cash for emergencies, pleasure, and property taxes and starting your own blog site is...

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You Don’t Need To Be Wealthy to Homestead

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 most people, this isn’t a hobby or a vacation house, it’s a way of life....

31 Simple Ways To Make Extra Money on The Homestead

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 jobs that are available locally are usually low-paying dead-end endeavors and even those can be...

How to Start a Profitable Blog – A Step-by-Step Guide

How to Start a Profitable Blog – A 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 do just that. Blogging has allowed me to quit my job at the local hardware...