Emergency Preparedness

One of the most important aspects of good money management is to anticipate expenses—especially those are that are remote, but potential nonetheless. Posts in this category such as The Five Legal Documents Every Adult Needs and Long Shelf-Life Food to Stockpile for an Emergency empower readers to be prepared for emergencies, without breaking the bank.

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Important Papers Every Family Should Keep to Be Safe Not Sorry

Not sure which important papers you need to keep? This exhaustive guide (plus the true story you may find difficult
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Emergency Plan for Pets: 5 Ways to Prepare Fur Babies for Disasters

Preparing our homes and families for natural disasters and severe weather is a well-know subject here at Everyday Cheapskate. We

Relax. Deep Breath. Prepare.

If you’ve been paying attention to the news over the past few days, there have been moments you’ve felt short

Homemade Ice Melt Recipes for Steps, Walkways, Windshields, Locks

Got ice and snow on top of super cold temperatures this winter? At least one of these recipes for Homemade
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Where to Find Basic Essentials When the Shelves are Empty

The disruption to U.S. food supply chains continues to play out in grocery stores and supermarkets across the country. Our

31 Non-Perishable Foods to Stockpile Now and Where to Store Them—UPDATED!

If recent world events have given you on big fat wake-up call, you are not alone. The message is clear—every
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The 5 Legal Documents Every Adult Needs and How to Get Them

There are at least five important legal documents every responsible adult needs to have. This is not difficult nor particularly
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Simple Tricks to Make Household Stuff Last Longer, Stretch Farther

Being wasteful is easy especially when things seem to be so plentiful and simple to replenish. Just order more. Or
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The Emergency Food Items You Need to Stock Up On Now

Life is uncertain. Regardless, every home needs a stockpile of food. It's part of any sensible emergency preparedness plan. You

Best Inexpensive Home Security System

Several months ago, we had a serious home security wake-up call with the news of a home invasion in our
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7 Things To Do Now to Be Prepared for Disaster

The idea of emergency preparedness is good, but having an idea is not good enough. Where to start? That's where
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11 Things You Should Never Plug Into a Power Strip

Whether you live in a house, apartment, condo, mobile home, RV, or dorm room, having sufficient electrical outlets to handle

The One Simple Thing You Must Have in Your Home

My heart was pounding, the smoke alarm was screaming and I was in full-on panic mode. Flames were reaching toward

DIY PooPourri Spray Makes Sure You Always Leave a Fragrance

I have something really fun to share with you today about fragrance, but first a story. About my friend, Herta.
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Best Inexpensive Water Filters | Pitcher, Under-Sink, Countertop

Having some method for the water you drink and cook with pass through a water filter is the best way
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Money-Saving Tips, Tricks, and Hacks to Put Your Freezer To Work

Whether yours is a stand-alone unit or part of your refrigerator, your freezer costs a lot in wasted energy or
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Budget Bites: More than a Dozen Ways to Make Dump Chicken

The meal prep method is called “dump chicken,” and despite its dubious name, it is genius. Here’s why: You dump
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How to Get $1,000 Into Your Emergency Fund Almost Painlessly

The most important thing you can do to make your personal economy strong is to have an umbrella—an emergency fund
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8 Easy Ways to Slash the High Cost of Prescription Drugs in 2023

If you haven't heard, you'd better sit down for this: The cost of prescription drugs is increasing at more than
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Living Below Your Means is the Only Way to Live

Being thought of as cheap was, to me, the ultimate insult. I equated frugality with digging through dumpsters in search