Let’s get tough! In previous posts, I talked about some creative ways that we can find the money to be prepared and to make that money stretch as far as it can. Easy to follow plans to live frugally and save the difference, or the right way to use coupons and sales to stockpile supplies,… Read more »
Fair Oaks Boulevard is a main thoroughfare that reaches from Sacramento into the suburb of Carmichael where I live, then continues for several more miles into the once sleepy little town of Fair Oaks. I was driving this familiar street yesterday thinking about how normal everything seemed. Traffic continues as always, with people coming and… Read more »
You can be fully prepared sooner when you stretch your money using coupons and sales to get the groceries and household supplies that you need for less. The right couponing strategies can help you have shelves full of emergency supplies for your family, despite a tiny budget.
Making your money stretch to accommodate all that you need to do, including preparing for a disaster, doesn’t make you a cheapskate. It makes you smart. It also doesn’t have to be about sacrifice, but about using your money wisely.
Gideon from Grand Forks, MI asked: In the aftermath of TEOTWAWKI, how will we communicate with one another with the power grid down? Another excellent question. When all the modern technology in the communication world stops because of no electricity, only battery powered units like Ham Radios will be capable in talking to folks across… Read more »
Last year on this site I posted a series on buying survival silver for beginners. In part three of that series I warned about the onslaught of counterfeit silver dollars flooding America from China. That flood is now reaching near epidemic proportions. Even seasoned professional coin dealers and collectors have reported being fooled by some… Read more »
I know what you are thinking. You can’t afford not to be prepared. I would agree of course, but consider this: what if at the end of the month or the week or even the day, you don’t have the cash flow to be able buy what you need to survive? Wanting to be prepared… Read more »
In my last post, I wrote about Raley’s Supermarkets, a large -and, until quite recently- very successful chain of grocery stores here in Northern California where I live. Almost daily my newspaper of record, the Sacramento Bee, contains some story about the impending strike threatened by Raley’s employees and whether the chain will be able… Read more »
The grocery store closest to where I live is called Raley’s. It’s part of a very big chain of supermarkets that extends from Northern California clear to Reno, Nevada. Raley’s Supermarkets are known for being clean, upscale, and well-stocked. If you’re looking for an item you can’t find in most other grocery stores, you’ll likely… Read more »
Preparing for the Collapse of the U.S. Dollar America is quickly approaching a day of financial reckoning and the majority of Americans are completely unaware of what is happening. This pending catastrophe doesn’t have to do with home foreclosures or unemployment rates. While those items have and are causing discomfort for a majority of Americans,… Read more »