Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Provident Living - February Goals

There is a wise old saying: “Eat it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” Thrift is a practice of not wasting anything. Some people are able to get by because of the absence of expense. They have their shoes resoled, they patch, they mend, they sew, and they save money. They avoid installment buying, and make purchases  only after saving enough to pay cash, thus avoiding interest charges. Frugality means to practice careful economy. (See Webster’s New World Dictionary, 2d. college edition.)
 James E. Faust
Source: A Modernized Piggy Bank
 
Provident Living Goal: Plan and carryout a family home evening on home fires. Include planning an escape route and practicing it.
 
Storage Goal:
  • 100 pounds (total) pasta & flour per person
  • Hand-grinding  grain mill
  • Thread, needles, buttons & zippers 
    72 Hour Kit:
    • 1 gallon water per person
    • $25 in cash
    • Scriptures
    • Personal documents, genealogy records, wills, insurance, contracts, birth certificates, passport, patriarchal  blessings, etc. 
    Spiritual Goal: Schedule time each day to read with your family from the scriptures.

    3 comments:

    Jocelyn Christensen said...

    Oh, this is such a great list. I wish I could say that I completed January's list....

    Sue said...

    We need to get our emergency preparedness stuff updated. It's all old, old, old.

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    Heather said...

    Good List.