reply to post by bluestar.ranch
Costs of Living: Roof over your head, utility bills, transportation,
and food. Look at each category, logically and Realistically, see what can
be done to reduce expenses in each category. These categories are Money Out The Door.
Out of the Four categories listed above, the one that is increasing exponentially is FOOD. Please learn to grow your own. No Excuses.
If you live in an apartment, get free 5 Gallon Buckets (from grocery stores-pre-made icing comes in these buckets). Drill holes in the bottom
and grow tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, etc.)
If you don't know anything about growing food, start learning. You do
not need to buy 'survival' packages if you can do it yourself. Research on the web(currently for free), buy magazines, go to libraries, read
books...etc. Get free mulch from your city's tree-chippers that cut down
the branches near power lines. Obviously the best time for all this is fall and winter, when no one else is thinking about growing food.
Once you get your act together, go sell the food you do not need. There
are always places available to sell at corner markets, flea markets, farmer's markets, etc. If you make $50. a day, one day a week, that's
$200./month you didn't have before. And you didn't need to rely on anyone else for that money. Only yourself.
Once you become proficient, and a little more experienced, you can
easily make $300./week-end, every week. If you bake, cook, etc.. and
add these onto your product display, you will gain more customers.
It is to your advantage in the long run, to be as law-abiding as possible
regarding any "rules or regulations' involved in this process.