January 23, 2020

Your Smart TV is Watching You

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Back in 2014, I wrote Even your TV can spy on you warning readers that certain brands of smart TVs are collecting data about you and recording your conversations. Well, the loss of privacy has only gotten worse. Now the FBI is warning that smart TVs are not only spying on you 24 hours a day, they are also a gateway for hackers to get into your home. How do smart TVs spy […]

Merry Christmas Everyone!

  “There is never enough time to do or say all the things that we would wish. The thing is to try to do as much as you can in the time that you have. Remember…time is short, and suddenly, you’re not here anymore.” quoted from The Ghost of Christmas Present “Scrooge,” 1970 movie   I’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for stopping by on this special Holy Day!  

Why You Should Always have $40 Hidden in Your Car or Wallet

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Back in 2010 I wrote about how a bank glitch in Australia kept people from getting access to their money for an entire weekend. At the time nothing like that has happened here in the U.S. But something similar has now happened here. A major U.S. bank had a glitch Capital One recently had a bank glitch that kept people from being able to use the funds in their bank account.  According to […]

Are You Unknowingly Inviting Thieves to Rob You?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com I’ve been warning readers to stop leaving purses and packages in plain view inside their cars for years now. Police send out announcements in the neighborhood every time the holidays come around. People are listening for the most part, but thieves seem to have adapted their tactics. Now they are breaking vehicle windows hoping to find weapons hidden under the seat or glove compartment. What are thieves doing? According to Click2Houston, they scour […]

Would You Visit an Active Volcano?

This post is by Bernie Carr, apartmentprepper.com Just a quick post today, about the news story you may have heard about: the New Zealand volcano eruption. What happened? The White Island volcano, about 30 miles from mainland New Zealand, situated in the Bay of Plenty. Described as a cone volcano, with only 30 percent of its mass above sea level, the White Island volcano is an active volcano. On Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, the volcano erupted while 47 tourists, most […]

Money Mondays: Frugal Homeowner’s Guide to Saving Money with a Home Warranty

(Editor’s note: Many apartment dwellers plan to buy a home at some point in their lives. When you own a home, repairs are unavoidable. In today’s article we look at how a home warranty plan can help a homeowner save money.) Written by Guest Author When you live frugally, you need to manage the resources you have with extreme care and to invest in services that can help you save them in the future. Home warranty plans are one of […]

Getting Weather Updates During Power Outages

Natural disasters often cause prolonged power outages. Whether the outage is a permanent condition or a temporary one, you need to have a plan for how to handle the situation without electricity.

Since weather not only causes most power outages but also causes and contributes to most disasters, it should be one of the first things to consider. Your best option during a power outage is to measure everything yourself. […]

Money Mondays: How to Protect Your Child from Identity Thieves

Written by: Kayla Matthews While adults are often targets of identity theft, a child can just as easily fall victim. In fact, children are even more valuable to scammers as they have no existing credit, allowing thieves to open new lines and rack up years of fraudulent activity without detection. Altogether, more than 1 million children were victims of identity fraud, and scammers stole roughly $2.6 billion in 2017 alone. There are a few steps you, as a parent, can […]

How to Preserve Meat without a Fridge

Written by Travis Noonan When a natural disaster strikes, the first thing to go is primary infrastructure – running water, cell towers, internet, and most importantly, electricity. For us apartment dwellers, that usually means no refrigeration. Most outages or disruptive weather events last a few days. But what happens when three days turns into two weeks? A month or longer? We’ve seen this recently in Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria left over one million residents without electricity for up to ten […]

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