Is Self-Sufficiency Possible in the 21st Century?

It wasn’t so very long ago that most North Americans were self-sufficient. Many families remember a time, not too far gone, when their ancestors lived in a rural community without the benefit of electricity, running water, indoor plumbing, central heat or air conditioning. Instead they had a well, an outhouse, a wood burning stove for heat … … Continue reading

How to Enjoy a Holiday that is Luxurious and Eco-Friendly

When it comes to going on holiday, it is important that we indulge ourselves with luxury. These vacations are where you are able to escape everyday reality, unwind and recharge your batteries. Not only this, but it is also a fantastic opportunity to see and explore amazing areas of the world and soak up a … … Continue reading

Free or Inexpensive Holiday Activities

The Christmas season is upon us, along with Hanukkah and other seasonal holidays. There are plenty of expensive events and activities to attend during this season – attending a play at a live theater or perhaps a symphony concert from your city’s professional orchestra. These are lovely ways to celebrate the season, but at $20 … … Continue reading

Adequate Insurance Equals Peace of Mind

You might remember an earlier article of mine, explaining the importance of home insurance. I wrote a little snippet about a neighbor’s vacation home that burnt to the ground, and sadly, the homeowners weren’t adequately insured. In this day and age, it’s pretty uncommon for homeowners to lack insurance as most lenders and mortgagers required … … Continue reading