October 14, 2017

What You Can Do to Prepare in this Slow Economy

  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 […]

10 Things to Do if You are Worried about the Stock Market

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 […]

How to Save Money on Eggs

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 […]

How to Deal with Downsizing

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 […]

Prepper’s Financial Guide: Review and Giveaway

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 […]

Second Chance for Your Money and Your Life: Fix your Finances Before it’s Too Late

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 […]

Build your Cash Emergency Fund

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Now that the new year is here a lot of people are making resolutions to “save more money.”   I am one of them.  To be specific, one of my goals is to increase my cash emergency fund. I used to do all my spending using debit and credit cards,  until I realized I needed some cash set aside in case of emergency.   Think for a moment what would happen if you lost […]

How to Survive a Personal Economic Collapse

  This post is originally appeared in The Organic Prepper by Daisy Luther With all that is being written about the national economic collapse, people seem to be waiting for some huge event. However, for many North Americans, the collapse is here. This isn’t relegated to only lower income neighborhoods. As an article from a Cinncinnati new station stated, “Hunger doesn’t know a zipcode.” How to survive a personal economic collapse For many people who were formerly financially comfortable, the […]

Get Rid of Cable = Save Money for Preps

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Today we returned the cable boxes and unhooked ourselves from Comcast cable. It all started out when we moved to a smaller unit a few months ago (part of the plan to downsize).   We weren’t on a contract but we had one of those “bundled” plans that was discounted.  At the same time, we were aggravated by their service issues.  We realized that out of roughly 200 channels, we were really only watching […]

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