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5 November 2010

Chartology: Visualizing Food Inflation

Unless you have fallen victim to the silent taxation effect of the dastardly grocery store shrink ray (e.g. less food in the container), you would know that food inflation is here in a major way. In 2010 alone, I’ve seen my dollars, or at least it appears as such, that my November 2010 dollars buy […]

16 April 2009

Could You Be an Economic Survivalist?

For the last decade, life was all about living to excess.  Not only did we spend all the money we made, we borrowed an additional 90 bucks only to pay back a $100 when the credit card bill came at the end of each month. And that was considered the norm! As far as most […]

2 April 2009

Raised Garden Beds are an Easy Solution for Recession Gardeners

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Now that recession gardening has become the newest craze, home improvement stores can barely keep enough seeds on their shelves. Problem is, most people — I would bet — don’t know the first thing about managing a garden.  Much less, how to start one beyond buying the seeds and few bags of potting soil at […]

20 March 2009

Recession Gardens: 10 Easy Herbs & Vegetables You Can Grow at Home to Save Money

So get this, when people lose their jobs or their investment portfolios lose half their value, they actually switch back to quaint little customs — like growing their own personal vegetable garden — to save money. How anti-90s! Yep, garden space is rapidly becoming a hot commodity now that we’re knee deep in a recession […]

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