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 It’s August and we’re in the midst of some really hot days here in Arizona. We are grateful for Air conditioning, shade and a swimming pool to cool off in at night.

We’ve been helping daughter Becky and husband Nolan move into their new house. It’s been a lot of work, but very rewarding seeing their house become a home.

It's a great little house with 3 bedrooms, yellow doors and shutters, mature trees and an organic garden area already established.

Family Emergency Binder

Our friend Chelsea Brennan from is the creator of the Family Emergency Binder
It’s will help you create a place to keep all of your important information:
- Insurance Policies
- Family Medical Information
- Guardianship forms
- Investments
- Banking Info
- Military info
- Memorial Service plans
- Emergency Phone Number
- Properties and more.

This is a digital file that can be printed out. It is full of fillable .pdf forms. The initial set up can be time-consuming, but the peace of mind once it's done is amazing.

Chelsea, along with more than 8000 other families, updates her emergency binder every year and loads it to a jump drive to leave with a trusted family member.

If this is something you've been thinking about doing, take a look at this page:
Get More Info on the Family Emergency Binder here. The discount expires on August 7

Chelsea has reduced the price to $31 for a couple of weeks.  This is a perfect thing to work on while you're sheltering at home. 



Also at the end of this newsletter, we have a new video with Chelsea Brennan about Preparing Teens for Real-Life Money. It's got some surprising ideas that your kids .... may not like.

Hope you save a boodle!

We’re making frugal fun!

PS: There are some links for affiliate relationships where we may receive a small commission if you make a purchase. No purchase is required to get some of this great information.


5 Secrets to Surviving a Financial Crisis
or Economic Downturn


Are you going through a financial crisis or cut in pay? Has the Covid-19 issue created a financial hardship for you?

If your income were to dramatically drop tomorrow, would you survive?

Would you spiral into a financial crisis or would you be able to keep your head above water?

Many financial experts say that Americans who live paycheck to paycheck could be 3 months from homelessness.

We’re going to give you 5 Secrets that we’ve used to survive job layoffs, cuts in pay and a nationwide financial downturn.

Get the 5 Secrets Here 


Finding the Cheapest Place to Buy Meat


Are you looking to save money and find cheap meat near your home? These strategies could save you thousands of dollars this year.

Putting Meat on the Table History:

Years ago, it was the man’s “job” to hunt for the meat to provide for the family. All it cost was a few days’ trudging through the forest, and some bullets or arrows. Then there was time to clean and dress the meat, a man’s muscles to lug it all home and space to smoke it and then store it.

Today, in our more “sophisticated” society, both sexes are responsible for putting meat on the table. 

The chore isn’t quite as physically taxing. But to do it economically, you still need good tracking skills, a place to store your prize catches, and the ability to know when to “pull the trigger” and buy.

Learn how we set a “Buy Price” for meat and how to find the best deals 


Buying Used Stuff:

7 Reasons We Love Buying To Save & Make Money


If you buy used stuff, it’s a great way to keep money in your pocket. It also increases your buying power further than you imagined. And it can also be a great way to make money.

Buying used things is a great benefit to you, your budget and the environment.

We’ll share why we love buying used things, and where we find the best deals.

We’ll also share how we sell used things we no longer need … and the sites we use to do that.

You’re going to save a ton of money reading this article.

Get the 7 Reasons Here


Head of Lettuce

What is the Best Price, Weight & Nutrition


Leaf or Iceberg Lettuce . . . do you know which type of lettuce costs more?

Have you ever tried to calculate the best price for lettuce? Do you know which type of lettuce is the most nutritious? We answer all of these questions in this blog.

There are several ways to save money when buying lettuce. We outline a couple of our tricks on this page.

Learn Our Top Tricks for Getting a Good Price on Lettuce

Watch this video to see Steve find the best deal on lettuce AND Rotisserie Chicken.




How to Get Ink out of Upholstery Fabric

3 Easy Solutions That Work



Do you have an ink stain on fabric or upholstery? There are several inexpensive ways to get the stain out of fabric.

We had a microfiber ottoman that was giving to us. It had blue and black ink scribbles on it. In the video on this page, we show the steps we used to return the ottoman fabric to like-new condition.

In this post, we’ll share several options and show you the two that worked best for us.

Get the Details About Upholstery Cleaning here 


Recipe: Authentic Italian Spaghetti Sauce


This authentic Italian Pasta Sauce / Spaghetti Sauce recipe has been handed down to Annette’s side of the family for more than 4 generations. It’s a versatile sauce that can be used on spaghetti, in lasagna, as a pizza sauce, and as a marinara sauce.

You’ll need to allow an hour to prepare this spaghetti sauce recipe, and 3 or 4 hours to let it simmer.

Get the Recipe, a Video, and a Downloadable .pdf here 



Surprising Ways to Teach Teens to Manage Money and Win

This is a powerful video, full of actionable tips for teaching Teens to become financially mature. 

BONUS DEAL: If you go to the show notes on the YouTube video, you’ll get a discount coupon code to save 30% on a bundle of products to help your Teens with money.

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