Budget Cook Grow: This book provides a set-by-step blueprint for creating a resilient lifestyle that will thrive through life’s ups and downs
jane shares her personalized blueprint plan that has fostered financial resilience in her household in recent times. jane utilizes her horticultural qualifications and experience in providing a vegetable garden focus as an integral part of the process, along with a prepper-based, life-long repertoire of ancestral and modern recipes from her family as a way of providing the reader with cooking alternatives to save money along the way. jane also works through the budget plan that saved her family from bankruptcy nearly four years ago to now owning the family home mortgage free. All that stood between these two states of being was $100 in the bank and a mortgage to service whilst living on a military pension. The outlook was stress-ridden and bleak.
jane also aims to lay the dated and highly stereotypical image of a “Doomsday” prepper to rest in this thought-provoking and timely book. jane’s approach to the persistently negative and ridiculing attitude towards preppers is to examine economic elements in Australian society that are increasingly steering people towards this way of life to help them manage spiralling cost of living stress. jane rationalizes that “Doomsday” is a highly personal concept that may include illness and unemployment as motivating factors to adopt this far from the conventional way of life. jane has been fortunate enough to include comments from fellow preppers; all of whom share concerns for their financial well-being in the current economic climate.
Other topics in this interesting book examine ingrained shopping habits that perpetuate spending too much money on groceries and other life essentials and provide easy-to-understand ways of seeing beyond the product advertisement, packaging, packaging size and calculating value for money when considering purchasing. “Wants” and “needs” are closely examined for what they are – costly life choices that have a profound financial impact over time. Unlike the ignorant comment, jane faced recently of preppers living on “tins of beans” and in a “sewer hole in the ground”, this book demystifies this very old way of life all our ancestors lived from a modern, practical, judgment-free economic perspective as to why it makes sound economic sense to re-assess the way we live in a time of less money and higher cost of living. Preppers are nothing more than versatile projected management people who plan for the future to ensure security for their loved ones.
“Budget Cook Grow” is always in stock. “Printed On Demand” in Australia by Intertype