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 […]
Welcome to another Money Mondays, where we discuss savings strategies and ways to make extra cash so you can buy emergency supplies or become more financially prepared.
Today we are looking for a quick way to get cash for unused gift cards. […]
We want to add to our preparedness fund, but the budget is tight.
I mentioned in an earlier post we cancelled cable and found several free or lower cost alternatives. It’s been a couple of years and we do not miss it at all. I actually wish we had done it sooner.
Now we are reviewing every bill line by line to see if we can either lower them even more. […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com In spite of all the happy talk in the news media about positive economic growth, I feel the economy has not improved much. More and more families are finding it difficult to make ends meet. Many people live paycheck to paycheck if they are lucky enough to have a job, while many are unemployed or have stopped looking. See Year Ends in Economic Slump: “More Americans Than Ever Living in Poverty” I’ve […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Earlier this week U.S. stocks had some huge declines leaving many people worried about their 401ks, investments and the economy in general. On Tuesday, I checked my retirement account and bank account online and found both websites to be down at the the same time. I felt a moment of panic at that point but I forced myself to calm down. It may have been a coincidence, but it did not help my […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Eggs used to be one of the more inexpensive protein sources, at least until the last few months. On my last grocery shopping trip, I was shocked to find a dozen eggs close to $3 a dozen. The brown eggs were even more expensive, at $3.74 a dozen. Egg prices started rising in May, because of an epidemic of the avian flu that caused many chickens to perish. It has steadily gone up […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Being prepared is not just for natural emergencies or disasters. A job lay-off, while not usually considered an earth shaking event by most of the population, could be an “end of the world as we know it” for the person who is losing his or her job. There are “mass casualties” even though it does not involve physical pain, does involve mental and emotional anguish for those that are affected. Because it can […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we are featuring Prepper’s Financial Guide by Jim Cobb. We have featured Jim Cobb in a previous interviews and book reviews. He has written several books on preparedness and I am glad to review his latest book. Prepper’s Financial Guide has great information for anyone with any concerns about an economic collapse, whether it’s in the aftermath of a natural disaster or a series of financial missteps. The book covers practical, actionable […]
This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Part of being ready for anything includes financial preparedness, a subject which we have touched upon in Apartment Prepper. Having lost money in the Great Recession, I myself am concerned about the possibility of another possible crash. Just reading some recent articles indicate all is not well in the financial world: The Great Middle Class Extinction: “95% of New Homes Built for Rich or Poor” Insider Alan Greenspan Warns of Explosive Inflation: “Tinderbox […]
Whether you have old debts or new debt incurred from recent Christmas spending, you know that feeling that comes over you when you JUST KNOW you need to do something. But just like prepping for the first time, planning to get out of debt can be overwhelming. […]