January 29, 2020

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 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 […]

Are You Prepared for a Cyber Attack?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Years ago, I watched the movie Live Free or Die Hard which dealt with the hero, John McClane (Bruce Willis) versus a team of cyber criminals who were trying to bring down the country’s financial, transportation and power infrastructure.  At that time the idea was scary but seemed farfetched;  these days, it seems a lot more plausible.  Cyber attacks are increasingly common these days, from almost daily reports of department stores being hacked […]

So You Can’t Afford to Prep, Eh?

This article first appeared in Preparing with Dave Article by Dave at preparingwithdave.com Can you afford not to? Sadly enough, I feel like most of my time is spent trying to convince even preppers to prep. I hear many times that people cannot afford a necessary prep. A necessary prep means that if you don’t have it, you risk death in a survival situation. How could anyone not afford it? The answer lies in prioritizing one’s life and future. Many […]

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