GUEST BLOGGER: MELANIE JEWKES
Recommendations for food storage are to have 72-hours’ worth of food and water to tie you over until water supplies, roadways and help can reach you in the event of an emergency. BeReadyUtah.gov spells that out to be one gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days and a 3-day supply of non-perishable food. However, the American Red Cross recommends having a 3-day supply of food and water for emergencies that require an evacuation, AND a 2-week supply for emergencies where you are confined to your own home.
Don’t let that 2-week supply of food and water be too daunting. Here a few tips on establishing a food storage for emergencies on a budget.
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Why do I need an emergency fund? The reason is simple really, we don’t know what is going to happen. Money guru Dave Ramsey recommends starting with a $1,000 cash emergency fund. This is SEPARATE from long-term savings and should be immediately available in case of emergency. After debt is eliminated, then save enough to cover the basic expenses without income for 3 months. This number will vary for different family's situations. What I would like to discuss is the first step. Saving $1000 dollars. Sound overwhelming? My recommendation is to make a plan that can work for YOUR situation.
Welcome to September! All month long (monday-friday) we'll be sharing financial emergency preparedness tips over on our Facebook page in honor of National Emergency Preparedness month. Watch for tips to help you prepare now for the financial aspects of different kinds of emergency situations. A focus on preparation can help take the fear out of the unknown. We hope you'll follow along!
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Labor Day is fast approaching and you know what that means? Besides being able to celebrate the American Labor Movement, it means that we’ve got a long weekend coming our way!
I am a big fan of long weekends because they are an ideal time to plan a local getaway that you otherwise probably wouldn’t have time for. Haven’t planned anything yet for Labor Day? No worries!
I am going to share some cheap, last minute accommodation ideas that you can use this Labor Day that will be sure to satisfy the whole family.
GUEST BLOGGER: MELANIE JEWKES
Many of us are experiencing the hot-hot-hot heat of Summertime! I want to shout “hallelujah” from the rooftops for this season...until the awful heat falls upon me and I THEN want to melt away to winter again. During this time, I avoid turning on my oven at all costs and am always looking for no-cook meal options, like green salads and sandwiches. Thankfully there is a huge variety of each beyond PB&J and chef salad.
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