May 8, 2018

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

  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?

  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?

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

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: Food Prices Rising – Stock Up Now

  This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com As a preparedness writer, I occasionally find it necessary to tell everyone around me when it’s time to stock up.  You may remember the peanut butter shortage a few years ago – I told my parents, cousins, in-laws and of course my readers to stock up on peanut butter.  Everyone was grateful I told them to buy ahead, as they weathered the price spike. California got a little bit of a respite […]

Money Mondays: 15 Everyday Items You Can Stop Buying

With food prices increasing almost daily, the additional expense to buy weekly groceries is cutting into other budget items. Start thinking about cutting out certain items that are not absolutely essential. This train of thought got me to start thinking what everyday items can stop buying from the store. Here are some ideas: […]

Should You Buy Preps or Pay Off Debt?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com A friend of mine confided that she had her credit card declined at the check out line as she was paying for bulk items at Costco.  She is new to prepping and I had been giving her tips on starting a food storage plan.  I felt bad for her – it is awful to get your credit card declined in front of a whole line of people. I had no idea she was […]

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