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If there is an emergency, FEMA will be there soon to help, right? Those who hope or want FEMA to come save them in an emergency during a big crisis are kidding themselves. FEMA couldn’t handle the New Orleans disaster from Hurricane Katrina – it took them forever to get there, and the help they… Read more »


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I have a friend who was convinced, mostly without a doubt, that the end times were coming. While I don’t mind a healthy dose of the possibility that life as we know it can change at any moment, this particular friend ran into a bit of trouble, because of the course she took, and based… Read more »


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  Agenda 21 was a major, if not slightly cloaked, topic at the recent United Nations summit in New York City. An expansive plan reportedly designed to examine climate change “risk stress testing” for international banking purposes, securities regulation, and accounting practices was revealed during the UN Climate Summit. The United Nations Agenda 21 related… Read more »


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Emergencies come in all shapes and sizes.There are natural disasters, man-made disasters, and personal disasters. We need a variety of things prepared and ready for any emergency. I’m sure you’ve thought about storing water, and food, and a first aid kit. Those are important. But you need to be sure you also are prepared for… Read more »


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I saw this quote earlier in the week and it really struck a chord with me. “You can ignore reality, but you can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.” -Ayn Rand Many of us came to realize as we grew older we need to take responsibility for our actions. Finances, our words and anything else… Read more »


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Just when you think you’ve heard it all, the establishment wants to convince you that higher prices will help the economy. My Sunday paper’s business section featured an Associated Press article by Christopher S. Rugaber with this headline: “What World Needs: Higher Prices? Banks Hoping Inflation Rises.” * Well duh. Of course the big bankers… Read more »


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It is a misguided perception that the only way to save money on your food budget is to chose highly processed and unhealthy items. This is simply not true. In fact, with a little guidance, you can save both your money and your health at the same time. Fast food can be very addicting. It… Read more »


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Debt sucks. I’m sure you know this. Most adults in the US have some kind of debt. Be it a car loan, credit card, mortgage or something else. What’s worse is, many people are paying out more than they earn every month. As you can imagine, having a negative income is not ideal. Preparing is… Read more »


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We talk a lot on this blog about storing food and water, and having a source of power and communication, etc. for when there is a natural disaster. These are all important, especially when the winter weather is severe and some people are stranded in their home without power. But there’s a different type of… Read more »


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The New Year is often seen as a time for re-birth, a time to take stock of the year gone by and start anew. We all vow to make better decisions about our lives.  Whether these decisions involve losing the holiday pounds, seeing family more often, or even finding love; New Year’s resolutions are a… Read more »