I've been busy again building more content at the website to provide ideas for the frugal-minded among us. I bring to your attention three pages that have been added to the navigation bar, and one lower tier page that I neglected to mention in the previous newsletter.

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First, a page that I neglected to point out in the previous newsletter. It's called The Money Game - at least that's what I have always called it. Sometimes if you think of something as a game, it makes it easier to understand the seemingly complex nature of interactions between us.

Whether it's retail, wholesale, an employee, a proprietor or the government, everyone plays The Money Game. Some of the basics are: find out who has the money, then figure out a way to get it for yourself. There are a dozen concepts to understand about the game as I see it.

The point of the page is to help you understand the game and be a better player, and to be aware when you "are being played".

Take me to The Money Game

Second, after focusing for about 6 months on ways to save money, I have finally launched a much needed page about how to Get Out of Debt. This page is on the navigation bar and it provides an overview of the problem of debt - it enslaves you financially to another. No one needs the stress, so I have outlined an approach to getting out.

Additional pages will be linked here that provide step-by-step advice on getting a handle on debt and doing something about it. I encourage you to consider what I will be laying out in light of advice from other experts. No single way works for everyone. What I suggest is a way that works for me.

Being in debt isn't fun, and getting out isn't easy, so I want to offer realistic perspective, hope, and help climbing out - all the while recognizing that it is much easier to stay out than it is to get out.

Take me to Paying Off Debt

Third, it always amazes me when I hear that thousands of adults don't have a bank account. This is something I had when I was 4 years old. It seems like the most basic of money management skills, nevertheless, there are many people that don't use a bank.

So, I have expanded the focus on the site with a new navigation bar button dedicated to Managing Money. It is absolutely necessary to include as part of a site that is dedicated to frugal living and financial freedom.

Here I provide an overview of the difficulties associated with money management, and an introduction to conservation, protection and investment of wealth. Many more pages will link from this main page to discuss various topics in detail.

For now, I want you to know that I am rounding out the scope of the site with this important element of a frugal lifestyle - effective money management. I intend to give you advice and practical examples of how to deal with challenges and be more conservative with your wealth.

Take me to Managing Money

Fourth and last, another navigation button topic has been added to address raising your own meat and eggs. I have a lot of information on the produce end of the spectrum, and now I want to fill out more information about Small Animals that you can raise for meat and eggs in your own backyard.

Even in the city, you can have chickens. Check your local ordinances. Many cities allow chickens as long as there are no roosters in your small flock. So, you can also supplement your meat and egg needs on your own.

This new navigation bar page addresses chickens, rabbits, geese, turkeys, ducks and fish. I've raised them all, but chickens are my favorite. Our flock of 14 hens are still laying an average of 10 eggs a day even though we are getting colder and the days are much shorter now.

If you're interested in this type of adventure, then the pages I link to this main page will be of interest to you. We enjoy the idea that "the girls" out back are merrily making us omlettes, quiches, scrambled eggs, western fried eggs and plenty of egg salad, and they are some of the best kitchen scrap eaters too.

Take me to Small Animals

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There certainly is a broad scope of topics here at Frugal Living Freedom. When you think about it, money permeates so very many activities in our lives, therefore, being frugal encompasses a wide range of interests, from being employed to taking a vacation, and just about everything in between. Enjoy the variety, pick up some new ideas, and start making frugality a part of your signature.

I'm a big proponent of being debt-free, and I mean entirely debt-free - no mortgage payment. It's not essential for financial freedom, but you'll love the feeling once you get there. If you didn't have a rent or mortgage payment, how much more could you do for yourself with your current level of income? I suspect plenty.

If you ever hope to see an abundance of wealth, you need to plug the hole in your boat. The wealthy don't necessarily make lots of money, instead, they know how to hang onto what they make, and make it work for them.