Posts Tagged ‘budget’

May 30 Quote of the Day

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate.
Gloria Steinem

 

Years ago, a man named Charles Dickens taught us this truth by telling the story of Ebenezer Scrooge.  Mr. Scrooge was caught in the chains of desire. A desire to accumulate more and more wealth.  He failed to realize that wealth itself does not bring happiness.  It’s what you can do with the wealth that brings joy both to you and to those around you.  When you’re making out the budget for next month, be sure to add a column for giving.  It doesn’t matter who you choose to help with that money.  Look around you and you’ll see a thousand place where need exists.

Even if all you have is a dollar, give it.  Watch your money do some good.

Apartment Gardening

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Q: With the price of gas lately, I’ve been having to choose between groceries and gas.  If I don’t get the gas, I can’t get to work.  With kids to feed, I have to buy groceries.  When I was a kid, mom always had a garden but I live in an apartment.  I know I can grow tomatoes on the patio.  Do you know if anything else will thrive in containers?

A:  I am not a gardener so that was a question I had to research.  I googled the phrase ”apartment gardening” and was surprised to find that you can grow almost all vegetables, even some kinds of corn, in containers in your apartment.  You can even do them indoors to give yourself year round fresh vegetables.  Some of the sites I visited were:

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http://www.rentaldecorating.com/gardenpatio
http://ask.metafilter.com/83918/Help-me-do-some-apartment-gardening

http://gardening.ygoy.com/2007/10/10/how-to-do-vegetable-container-gardening

I’m sure this will be helpful to many people.  So thanks for asking!  Good luck on your garden.

Q: This is in response to the person who wants to start a garden in their apartment. If she really wants to save money on gas, she should take the bus.

A: I agree that taking public transit to work would save money but that is not always an option for everyone. Her question was not on how to save money on gas. It was on how to save money on groceries. Working with your hands is very relaxing for some people so should have a two-fold effect. She will not only save money on groceries but she has a stress reliever as well.