Episode-89- Make Meals To Eat, Save Money And Be Healthy

Tony Teolis/ May 10, 2012/ Preparedness/ 0 comments

In regards to today’s topic saving a little bit of money everyday by using more of your home resources to feed you all day long will turn into a large amount of savings over time and aid early retirement plans. This topic fits in with the early retirement series. Early retirement to me means that I am no longer dependent on my current wage for my livelihood. Of course I will still work in early retirement but I am free from the financial responsibility that earning a wage currently requires of most of my days and waking hours.

Permaculture as you may know is a philosophy of ecological design which attempts to develop sustainable human settlements and agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems. There are twelve principles to permaculture and #9 is Use Small and Slow Solutions – “Slow and steady wins the race” or “The bigger they are, the harder they fall”. Small and slow systems are easier to maintain than big ones, making better use of local resources and produce more sustainable outcomes.

My 5 part plan for early retirement

  1. Save more money
  2. Improve home production
  3. Assess and cut budget
  4. Develop income generating streams and assets
  5. Plan for future living

To day’s topic is related to part 1 Save more money – With the activity of pallning and making more meals at home implemented into your lifestyle you can save over 3,000 dollars per year. All by preparing your own meals. Something that humankind did for thousands of years and then gave up the responsibility to complex systems that claimed to do it faster and cheaper.

If you combine this activity with the episode 86’s lesson on how to live better with less car then yearly savings can exceed 12,000 dollars. No kidding 12,00 dollars saved can mean an earlier retirement and that’s where we’re headed. You can do it too.

5 part plan to early retirement

  1. Save more money
  2. Improve home production
  3. Assess and cut budget
  4. Develop income generating streams and assets
  5. Plan for future living

Resources

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