We reduced our debt by $108,211.80 in one year! – Net Worth & Debt Update March-April 2017

So, it’s been one year. A year since we tallied up just how deep in debt we were and decided to eliminate it on a ten year deadline and document it on owningburtonfarm.com. This is a special post. Not only will I be talking about March and April’s numbers, I will also be talking about how we eliminated $108,210.80 in debt in our first year. I’m putting the numbers in a spreadsheet in our resource library so you can see exactly how we did it.   You can see where we…

Where to Get Free or Cheap Seeds for Your Garden

Welcome back to Misfit Gardening and Owning Burton Farm’s Series on Frugal Gardening! We’re going to discuss where to get your seeds for super cheap (or even free!) in this post. FOR FREE. Ok, so you’ve got all your seed starting containers piling up and now you need seeds to go in them. But don’t just go out and order a bunch of seeds. I’m going to let you in on some great secrets for finding seeds for your garden for little to no money at all.   FREE SEEDS Do you already…

How to Start Your Seeds on the Cheap

I love seeing row after row of uniform black plastic seed starting planters in garden centers and greenhouses. They’ve been dutifully watered and sunned, shaded and fertilized by the garden pros in the nursery. They even have the guts to set them out before the last frost of the year, so we can get our gardens started early! After spending so many cold days looking out the windows, dreaming over the seed catalogs, I’m itching to get started with my own seeds, but not quite ready to be outside.   To…

Net Worth & Debt Payoff Through January 31, 2017

January 2017 for us, like most families, was mostly spent in survival mode. But not because of any holiday hangover as we paid for Christmas with cash. No, three of our family birthdays are in January and I’m on a mission to make memories. Also, because I am a lousy mom, I missed my youngest son’s 12 month and 18 month photo sessions, but was adamant that we secure his 2 year images on film. Forget the townhouse that hasn’t sold. Forget putting any seeds in the dirt. THIS is important! THREE…

How to Overcome the Excuse: It Costs Too Much to Homestead.

This is part three of a four part series on why you don’t homestead (and how to bust through those excuses). If you’re OCD or just insist on reading everything in order, you can start here. Otherwise, please carry on. Today’s excuse is “It costs too much to homestead.” IT COSTS TOO MUCH. Because Ma & Pa Joad were rolling in the dough, right? No. I guess it can be expensive to homestead, but if you start with one small change at a time, do your research, and do your best to “make…

Do Just One Easy Thing To Save $60 This Year

Do you want to save $60.00 this year? Make your own liquid laundry detergent. It’s easy, cheap and fast! You don’t need any special equipment. I’ll tell you how I wash clothes for 2.3 cents per load.   There are 3 Ingredients: Borax, Washing Soda (Not Baking Soda!), and Dawn or Palmolive Dishwashing Liquid (the handwashing kind, not for dishwashers, & get the good stuff.) You can buy these on Amazon, but it’s going to be way cheaper at the Wal-Mart. Here’s the Nuts ‘N’ Bolts of how we calculated the savings. Check…

Join My Money Saving Teams Here!

SAVE MONEY NOW – Links to Join My Teams: This post contains links to join my teams and sign up for the money saving apps I use regularly. *BONUS* Join using my link, make your first purchase, and get $10.00 bonus in your account! Turn that money back around and put it to work for you.   Join using my link. Read my post on Swag Bucks Here. Get a $5 bonus for signing up with my link and redeeming your first rebate! you can stack Checkout 51, Ibotta, and coupons on some…