Survival Mom Radio Show: Holiday Budget Tips & Winterizing Your Home and Vehicle

November 25, 2014: Today Lisa has three guests: Steve and Annette Economides, known as America’s Cheapest Family and Ace Hardware’s Home Expert, Lou Manfredini

Steve and Annette discuss some of their best tips for saving money around the holidays, including tracking down loose change! Lou shares tips for winterizing your home and vehicle. In particular, he shares brand names of products that can help keep your home warmer and free of drafts.

Pioneering Today: Creating a Budget

podcastbudgetAugust 29, 2014 – Tips for creating a budget if you’re tired of stressing on money. Plus, money saving tips to help now and help you up your preparedness game.

PheMOMenal Life Matters: Saving and Back to School Kit

Episode 13 TheBigBTSKitAugust 8, 2014: Coach Paula will be talking about ways to save money during back to school time. She has some great tips that save you money, time and stress! She also shares her newest product The Big Back to School Kit. This kit is everything you need to get those kids set up before school starts for a GREAT year! Enjoy learning how to be ready and prepared once and for all!

The Trailer Park Homesteader: Stretching Your Grocery Budget – Using Coupons

Sharon Pannell_Ep#13_Couponing PicAugust 7, 2014: In this episode Sharon explains how to use coupons to stretch your grocery budget. She gives the step by step instructions on how to learn effective couponing strategies and how the process works. Sharon also guides you through how to obtain store matchups, finding coupons, how to organize them, and what to do with all those expired coupons too.

 

Mentioned on the show:

consumerqueen.com

thecouponclippers.com

afullcup.com

thekrazycouponlady.com

supportourtroops.org

couponstotroops.com

Sharon’s Haul

 

Find More Information:

Stretching Your Grocery Budget: Using Coupons

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Beauty on a Budget with Julia Thompson, Licensed Esthetician

Beauty On A BudgetAugust 7, 2014:  This week Karen Lynn has a great topic “Beauty On A Budget” and a special guest on her show so please welcome Julia Thompson, Licensed Esthetician. Julia has represented companies such as Estee’Lauder, Laura Mercier, and is a Professional Make Up Artist.

As Karen Lynn faces yet another birthday (this is a good thing!)  this Summer she poses questions to Julia…how can we take care of our skin and some of the “Girlie” stuff and this show will remind you that all of us have various beauty priorities.

Her hope is that this show will make you feel like you are just hanging out in the bathroom doing your hair and make up with all of the other girls….a rare treat to remind us “Homesteaders” and “Preppers” to remember to not only take care of ourselves but to carve out time for it.

Whether you are a guy or gal you will appreciate the laughter between Karen Lynn and Julia and Julia’s knowledge of skin care.

Oh and stay tuned because the “Beauty On A Budget” will be a regular feature here at Lil’ Suburban Homestead with Karen Lynn!

Show Resources:
Lanolin-Agg-Tval Swedish Eggwhite Soap – 1 Box of 6 – 50g bars

Egg Mask Post Coming Soon!

Questions or need more info?  Email Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

Surviving on Shoestrings: 12 Tips to Outsmarting the Grocery Store Game

Surviving on  Shoestrings:  PicMonkey Collage Today I want to share with you my 12 Tips to Outsmarting the Grocery Store Game.  Did you know that grocery stores are in the business of making us shop?  There’s a lot of psychology behind why they do what they do.

Food network may have it’s own Grocery Game (with one of my favorite chef’s Guy Feiri) but it’s no fun when we don’t realize the game is being played on us while we shop in the local grocery store! We have become pretty dependent upon them for our food supply.

While I will always encourage growing as much food as you possibly can yourself, there’s no denying that we often have to shop at the grocery store.  But with these 12 Tips to Outsmarting the Grocery Store Game – you can avoid being ‘taken’ by the way the store is set up, the music they play, the ‘sales’ that aren’t sales and find ways to beat them at their own grocery game!

Best Blessings & EnJOY the show,

Donna Miller

Let’s connect on the SOS Facebook Page

This show is sponsored by Millers Grain House & PREPARE Magazine

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Repairs, Tires, Getting Dirty, Oh My!

Karen Lynn - Repairs, Tires, Getting Dirty, Oh my!June 26, 2014:  Karen Lynn shares repairs and other expenses that her and her family have recently faced.  Do you ever feel frustrated because you are inundated with home repairs, car repairs, computer repairs, and feel like there is no light at the end of the tunnel.  Join Karen Lynn because you are in good company and she will share some ways that she organizes and copes when it feels like everything is falling a part.

She hopes this show will inspire you to keep your optimism and not lose heart when financial times seem tough and shares with you some creative ways to not feel so overwhelmed by your present circumstances.

Show Resources:

The Top 10 Rules For Living On One Income & Thriving On a Shoestring Budget

Save Money By Doing Your Own Appliance Repairs

So Many Repairs & Why My Life Feels Like An Episode Of The Middle

10 Little Things You Can Do To Keep More Money In Your Budget 

Questions or have an idea for a show?  Contact Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Interview with Mr. CBB Personal Finance Blogger at Canadian Budget Binder.com

Lil' Suburban Hometead with Karen LynnJune 12, 2014:  Are you struggling with balancing your budget?  Do you have financial obstacles to hurdle?  Would you like to learn more about saving money?  Join Karen Lynn for her show this week as she interviews Mr. CBB “Personal Finance” blogger at Canadian Budget Binder.com.  This show is packed with resources and free tools to save you money and stick with a budget.  In this show you will learn how Mr. CBB has helped many of his readers to start changing the way they think about money and better yet put it to good use for themselves.

You will also learn about Karen Lynn’s favorite features on the blog and what drove Mr. CBB an “Anonymous” blogger decide to help others on their financial journey!

This is a show you won’t want to miss!

Show Resources:

Canadian Budget Binder.com

Follow Mr. CBB on Twitter

Like Mr. CBB on Facebook

Join Mr. CBB on Google +

Follow Mr. CBB on Pinterest

Canadian Budget Binder Links:

Grocery Game Challenge Rules

Ultimate Grocery Shopping Guide

Free Money Saving Tools with budget and other printable forms

Free Recipe Index

Questions feel free to email Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com

 

Lil’ Suburban Homestead: Table Scraps or Future Meals?

table scraps or future meals? LSH  June 5, 2014:  This week Karen Lynn is going to share with all of you how table scraps or food you might  otherwise put in the compost or send out to your chickens can become delicious future meals for you and   your family.    She shares with you how she makes vegetable stock, summer camp memories, and even  recently saving some vegetables from the crisper.

With Karen Lynn’s strategies you can keep more food on the table for you and your family and more  money back in your wallet to  help you combat the rising meat and shrimp prices as well as other expenses that continue to rise.    Whether you are new to “Frugality” or old hat this show has something for everyone!

Show Resources:

Dehydration In The Pantry – An Ancient Method Of Food Preservation

Don’t Throw That Pumpkin Out!

Stop Looking For Fast Food and Start Looking For Long Food

Information about the Program my friend Katherine participated in is called “Below The Line”.

Questions or Ideas?  Email Karen Lynn at lilsuburbanhomestead@gmail.com.