May 21, 2019

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 […]

Money Mondays: How to Find Extra Cash from Bills

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. […]

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 […]

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