Tips for Keeping Your Stockpile Safe and Dry

Every couponer’s dream is to have a stockpile of food, household essentials, and non-perishables stored safely in their home. And if you go a step further by canning, freeze drying, and jarring your own foods, it is vital that you have a safe place to keep everything. At first, your stockpile might only take up … … Continue reading

The Pros of Being a Self-Builder (And How to Protect Yourself)

As the housing market heats up, there are lots of people out there looking for alternatives to traditional home buying. That can mean looking at renting in an apartment and putting your extra cash into other investments, living at home with your parents in order to save enough for a down payment or just moving … … Continue reading

How is Your Vacation Rental Doing?

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Owning a vacation rental has been a love-hate emotion for me. We bought a lakefront condo 10 years ago near lakes and an area known for entertainment venues, for what I thought at the time were great reasons. Why we bought. Diversify our investment holdings. We only own one home, no land, no rentals. Much of our portfolio … … Continue reading

Affordable Alternatives to the iPhone

affordable alternatives to the iPhone

The Apple iPhone is one of the most popular smartphones on the market, but it certainly isn’t affordable for everyone. Apple also seems to come out with a new and more expensive version every few months. This doesn’t help. Their soon to be released model, the iPhone X, costs around $1,000. Fortunately, there are affordable … … Continue reading