The gap between making and consuming keeps widening, but making more of what you consume can lead to a richer life.
With the Internet and other resources, it can be easy to solve problems without actual problem solving. Learn why you should do things the hard way.
Frugality is a great tool. But if your approach to frugality is to pare away everything non-essential, you're setting yourself up for disaster.
The financial crisis has given rise to renewed interest in self-sufficiency, which means we can learn a lot from the yeomen who used to populate the U.S.
In the days when self-sufficiency was simply the normal way of things, you'd learn the necessary knowledge and skills from your parents. (And from your grandparents, aunts and
Self-sufficiency is producing the actual stuff you use--your own food, your own clothes, etc. It's not a common lifestyle. Most people chose instead to follow the path of self-re
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