“Change one thing” challenge

Look for these challenges in the weeks ahead. These are simple, effective changes we’ve made, and you can too. Please email MollyGreen@Econobusters.com or leave a comment if you have similar ideas to share.

Our winter climate can really dry out hair and skin. My daughter especially has a hard time with this. I bought one product – a jar of 100% coconut oil.  Even at my ridiculously overpriced local health food store, the jar cost about $5.00.  Coconut “oil” by the way has the consistency of shortening.  Here’s what we do with it. Straight from the jar is makes a great moisturizer for hands, face, or body. We heat a tablespoon or so (in the microwave for about 10 seconds) and use it as a fantastic hot oil treatment for hair.  My daughter spends a lot of time at riding stables. We comb the hot oil through her long hair and braid it before she heads out into the cold. It washes right out with shampoo. This has WORKED to keep her hair from drying out this winter.

Also, it’s beautiful to warm up a tablespoon or so in the microwave, and rub the oil into elbows, feet and hands, for a deep moisture treatment.  There is ONE ingredient (pure coconut oil), ONE jar that will easily last our whole family all winter, for ONE price (about $5.00). It’s simple, healthy, and cheap.  Try this instead of a boatload of chemical laden, expensive, specialty products.

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Let’s Get Organized for Fiscal Fitness

Are you feeling the pinch financially? Would you like to economize and find new ways to save a little money this year?

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Molly Green isn’t a money-saving expert, but she’s a mom just like most of us, trying to learn how to make the most of what she has. She’s helping the typical homemaker to climb out of the doldrums of today’s economy and into the life-saving boat of financial success and survival with her monthly E-Book series: Molly’s Money-Saving Digest!

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  • Breadmaking for Beginners: Along with the basics, how about trying sourdough from scratch or experimenting with breads from around the world?
  • Make a winter emergency kit for your car. Complete this simple project at minimal cost that could save your life or the lives of your loved ones!
  • Crafting seasonal banners: It’s heartwarming and uplifting to include touches of beauty in your home, and it doesn’t have to cost much.
  • Extending hospitality: Involve your family by offering a loving hand of hospitality with low-cost, fun party ideas, recipes, Internet links, and more!
  • Respecting others: Taking a close inspection of the first of three absolutely foundational R’s: respect, responsibility, and resourcefulness.
  • Repurposing four old and odd objects: Once you get used to this kind of thinking, you’ll see potential in just about everything.
  • Working together toward a healthier budget with budget-planning worksheets (provided for you) and an interview with Charlie Park, co-developer of the PearBudget system. “Budgeting isn’t about getting less of the stuff you want, it’s about getting more of the stuff that matters.”
  • Creating a Home Inventory Binder. These basic steps could save you thousands of dollars!

Discover for yourself all of the exciting and imaginative ideas Molly has to offer and wants to share with you—ideas that could save you big money and needless headaches!

In every issue of Molly’s Money-Saving Digest, you’ll find:

  • Begin with the Basics: an overview of a basic skill, from breadmaking to composting.
  • On Sale This Month: a roundup of merchandise that is typically discounted by month.
  • Keeping It All Together: practical home organization.
  • Feather Your Nest Frugally: seasonal and frugal home décor.
  • Pull Up A Chair: thrifty tips and recipes for hospitality.
  • Parenting that Pays: basic parenting principles that don’t cost a cent to implement.
  • Something Old-Something New: repurposing items for your home.
  • Goal-Getter Spotlight: families who have met big goals by staying on track financially.
  • Readers Write In: pertinent input from real families.
  • Molly’s Question of the Month: send in your answers for possible inclusion in future Digests.
  • Words Worth Saving: a parting quote or verse relating to finances and stewardship.

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Once you’ve read this E-Book, we know you’ll be anxious to start “busting free from this economy.

Project Manager: Eleanor Joyce
Contributing Writers: Harriette Jacobs, Kris Price
Publication: 2009
Pages: 31
File Size: 1.1 MB

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