October 26, 2016

Money Mondays: “Your Playbook for Tough Times” May Be Just What You Need

August 29, 2016 aptprepper 2

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I just finished reading my review copy of the new book by Donna Freedman, Your Playbook For Tough Times: Living Large On Small Change, For The Short Term Or The Long Haul.  I have read Donna Freedman’s articles for years, since she first started writing the MSN Money Smart Spending blog.  She has been through some tough financial times and has found a way to thrive. This is a timely book A lot […]

Money Mondays: If You Don’t Have a Job, Make One Up

July 18, 2016 aptprepper 1

 Written by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper This article first appeared in The Organic Prepper With unemployment rates skyrocketing, going out and finding a new job can be nigh on to impossible these days.  This is only going to get trickier as the government continues to force businesses to increase the minimum wage. Workloads that used to provide employment to two people are now forced onto one. The work performed gets shoddier as the one employed person struggles to keep […]

Money Mondays: 8 Ways to Prep When You’re Living Paycheck to Paycheck

June 20, 2016 aptprepper 1

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I read recently that nearly half of Americans would not be able to afford to cover an emergency that costs $400.  Millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and the numbers are increasing.  Does that mean they cannot afford to prepare for emergencies?  I believe when you are stretched this thin financially, you can’t afford NOT to prep. It does take some creativity and some planning but it is possible to prep […]

Money Mondays: Can a Crisis Like Venezuela’s Happen Here?

June 6, 2016 aptprepper 1

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com You can’t help but feel bad about the citizens of Venezuela, as they suffer under miserable economic conditions:  People waiting in lines all night and day to buy basic necessities, formerly middle class people having to hunt dogs and cats in their neighborhood for their next meal, with widespread rioting and looting. But can it happen here?  This post certainly got my attention Coming Destruction? Alan Greenspan Warns “Venezuela Under Martial Law […]

Money Mondays: What’s It Like to Visit a Gold Dealer?

May 23, 2016 aptprepper 5

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Many prepper sites recommend buying gold as part of your portfolio.  On the other hand, many other people have never thought about buying gold, and have never gone to a place that buys and sells gold.  I had an opportunity to visit a gold dealer during my lunch hour a few days ago.  My co-worker, who is a coin collector, mentioned he was on his way to the gold dealer to check […]

Money Mondays: Credit Scores and Prepping

May 16, 2016 aptprepper 1

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com There are always a lot of prepper discussions about relocating to a safer area, or purchasing rural property, but there is one factor that is often left out:  actually qualifying to buy or lease that place.  Whether you are an apartment dweller or home owner who is trying to move, there is one thing, besides income, that will always be a requirement when you are ready to apply for a lease or […]

Money Mondays: How to Survive When You Can’t Pay Your Bills

April 11, 2016 aptprepper 3

This post first appeared in The Organic Prepper   By Daisy Luther Let’s talk about poverty. I don’t mean the kind you’re talking about when your friends invite you to go shopping or for a night out and you say, “No, I can’t. I’m poor right now.” I don’t mean the situation when you’d like to get a nicer car but decide you should just stick to the one you have because you don’t have a few thousand for a […]

Money Mondays: Prepping on a Small Budget

March 28, 2016 aptprepper 3

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Getting started with preparedness can seem expensive and daunting.   You see those ads for a year’s worth of food costing hundreds or more dollars and it seems out of most people’s reach.  That could not be further from the truth.  It is easy to get started, even on a small budget. First, prioritize what you will start on:  Water and food are usually first on the list.  Next comes gear such as […]

Replacing Documents After a Disaster

March 2, 2016 aptprepper 5

We often talk about having a bugout bag that includes a folder with important documents, but despite your preparations and efforts to protect them, sometimes disaster strikes quickly and unexpectedly, and those documents are lost. […]

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