Surviving on Shoestrings: Kitchen Stretching Tips & The Pride of Poverty

Surviving on Shoestring: poverty by us countyFebruary 17, 2014:  In this episode of Surviving on Shoestrings, Donna goes through some ideas to help your budget by stretching things in the kitchen.  For more helpful tips in the kitchen, check out Donna’s Blog HERE.  If it’s not up there yet, it will be!  Sign up for the Newsletter while you’re there too!

Then the last half of the show, she’ll wax philosophical and talk about the Pride of Poverty.  It’s a two edged sword. No matter if you are the one dealing with poverty or you know someone who is, there are ways to deal with the pride that is perceived from both sides.

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Surviving on Shoestrings: A Secret Garden & A Secret Greenhouse

PicMonkey CollageFebruary 3, 2014:   Join us as Donna Miller interviews her friend Rick Austin, the The Survivalist Gardener. Rick has been featured on National Geographic Channel’s Doomsday Castle, the film: Beyond Off-Grid, and Mother Earth News.  He is the Author of Secret Garden of Survival- How to Grow a Camouflaged Food-Forest & Secret Greenhouse of Survival- How to Build the Ultimate Homestead & Prepper Greenhouse.

Rick discusses with Donna how these ways of gardening can help stretch what you have while you’re surviving on shoestrings!

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Surving on Shoestrings: Prepare for the winter

prepare for winterOctober 14, 2013: Winter is right around the corner and in this episode, Donna discusses ways to prepare for the winter, on a budget.  With a little elbow grease and ingenuity – you can save your self a bundle and have a snug little bug-in for the winter.

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Next week – Emergency Replacement Ingredients when there’s no grocery store!

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Surviving on Shoestrings: Buying in bulk, Part 1

buyingINbulk1August 19, 2013:  One of the best ways to make ends meet is to prepare in advance by bulk buying food and other items. In this episode we are going to focus on the first part of bulk buying.  Donna will help you take the mystery out of how to tackle buying in bulk if you’ve never taken that step.  This is the first in a four part series that each one builds upon the previous episode.  Stay tuned …

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Surviving on Shoestrings: Curbing Clothing Costs

clothing costJuly 22, 2013:

In this Episode, Donna shares ideas on where to buy clothes cheaper, how to approach shopping to spend the least amount needed and caring to stretch the life of your clothing after getting it home.  All these tips combined will help in curbing your clothing cost for you and your family.

 

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Surviving on Shoestrings: Your cell phone can help you prepare AND save money

Samsung-Intensity_H4-WEBJuly 8, 2013: First, Donna shares a listener’s email about the topic of cell phone uses. Then join Donna as she brings back her friend and guest, Joyce Mosley Piece of Prepared in Every Way. They are going to discuss uses for your cell phone (it doesn’t have to be a smart phone either) that can save you time, money and maybe even your life!  Join us for a show that turned out to be quite fun!

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Surviving on Shoestrings: Gasoline savings tips

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June 10, 2013: You may not be able to buy a new fuel efficient vehicle but you can change your driving and car care habits for free and keep the gas guzzling at bay.  Listen to this episode and learn a few tips.  Donna shares some ideas and tips (and admits some bad habits that she needs to change.) By just employing 3 or 4 of these tips and strategies, you’ll save about 50% on a typical gas expense.  Employ them all and really see that expense slashed!

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Surviving on Shoestrings: A hodge-podge of money saving kitchen ideas

groceriesMay 6, 2013 – Monday

In this episode Donna shares how her weird brain works. Over the years of stretching she has amassed a list of odd money-saving techniques that range from food to non-food items. Listen for a few off the wall tips! If you want more insight into some of them (and more of them) go to her YouTube Channel.

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Surviving on Shoestrings: Answering a listener’s email. “How did you make it without income?”

no_money_by_fsmgordon-d4tcci4April 29, 2013:  After trying to figure out how to write all that her family did to make it the year without income, Donna figured it was clearer to talk about it.  Hopefully this answers the listener’s email questions – but also helps everyone else.  “Did you live off savings?”  No.   “What did you do?”  Listen and hear the details.

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