Bee Stung Butts, Freeze Dried Diapers and Other Hilarious Happenings of Poverty

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Today a poor person in America probably has access to electricity, telephones, food, indoor plumbing, central heat and public transportation. In my Grandparents time, none of the neighbors had electricity, indoor plumbing or central heat.

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Needs vs. Wants – Which Is Which?

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A lot of you would classify indoor plumbing, central heat, grocery money and gasoline as ‘needs’ But wait, are they really always needs? Food was preserved by canning, drying or storing in a cool cellar or the ice house. Attention, personal finance readers and gurus!

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7 Ways Preparing for Emergency Survival can be Green

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They had a huge garden and preserved their own food. They did not have indoor plumbing – using a bucket with water drawn from the well with a dipper for drinking water, and an outhouse by the shed when nature called (kids got a chamber pot at night, thank heavens). Because of my experience on my Grandparent’s farm (and my own early childhood in a home without indoor plumbing or central heat), I know first hand what it is like to live a simpler life.

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I Am Rich Because….

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Plentiful food with wide variety. We are privileged to have access to food from around the world, year round. We also have the luxury of having our food prepared for us. Indoor plumbing. Most people know deep down that riches are not measured by dollars alone.

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Experience Based Graduation Gifts

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Your son or daughter visits different relatives in different cities, taking a temporary job in each to earn gas money and pay back their hosts for food and etc. Don’t forget to enter to win an iPad 3 here at PET. The ceremonies that mark our journey through life are important.

A Matter of Perspective

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In the movie Ratatouille, the food critic Anton Ego, said: “After reading a lot of overheated puffery about your new cook, you know what I’m craving? In a few months will the world be any worse off if the plumbing gets fixed a week from the now or in two weeks?

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Live Green and Get More Green in Your Wallet

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From television commercials featuring flashy new cars, to radio commercials pushing diamond anniversary rings and tempting top-shelf foods portrayed on interstate billboards, consumers are slammed with choices every day of the week.

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Kroger Coupon Matchups 8/17/2014

For the Mommas

each WYB 2 Baby/Pet Purina Beneful Dry Dog Food Bag, 14-15.5 lb $13.99 $1.50/1 Purina Beneful Dry Dog Food Bag, exp. Here are your Kroger Coupon Matchups for the week of 8/17/14. If you are new to FTM Coupon match ups, check out the How to Understand Coupon Matchups here.

Target Coupon Matchups 9/11 – 9/17

Saving Cents With Sense

each *If you can get 3 coupons and if Target accepts coupon on a free item FOOD & BEVERAGE Market Pantry Deli Cheese, 8 oz - $2.39 - $1/2 Market Pantry Shredded or Block Cheese Target printable = $1.89 after coupons Pedigree Dry Dog Food, 36 lb - $21.89