If you’ve been following along the last few weeks, you were probably wondering if we were ever going to get here. Because let’s be honest, when most of us think of “emergency preparedness” we automatically think, “two year supply of food,” or “food storage.”
Have you ever thought of how your emotional health is related to your personal preparedness? Up until a few years ago I really hadn’t. But especially as we entered the pandemic, I realized that it really is a huge part of being prepared in an emergency.
As His saints, the Lord has commanded us to become self-reliant. Getting a budget under control is a huge step to developing this. After all, it’s really hard to build up a food storage, or prepare other things if all your money is tied up in bills! So this week, I’m giving you 10 easy tips to help you boost your budget, and help you become more independent.
Ok, last week we tackled what a budget is, and different methods to do so. Budgeting plans are great starting points to help build healthy financial habits. But each of us has unique experiences, and our finances are going to reflect that. I have used several variations of different budgeting methods over the years. My husband and I have found that we do best when we we take pieces of different methods to help us best fit our life and goals.
“Preparedness, when properly pursued, is a way of life, not a sudden, spectacular program.” Spencer W. Kimball One of the first places my husband and I started at when we started our temporal preparations was getting some 72 hour kits put together. This was an easier thing to check off, and it helps to quickly
How do you feel about preparedness? Some of us grew up in homes where there was only the food for that week on the shelf, where others of us maybe had miniature versions of Costco in our basement. But, regardless of how you grew up, at some point, you get to be on your own, and you have to start from scratch. And that can be pretty intimidating.
This month’s topic is a dirty word for many people, but one of the biggest factors in being temporally prepared truly is being able to maintain a budget. This month, we are focusing on how to create and manage a budget that works best for you and your family. This week, we want to focus on what a budget should look like, how it works, and some of the options you have available to you!