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  • Five Steps To Start and Sustain Your Savings: Preparing for Financial Emergency

    When mistakes happen, foolishness is to pretend they never happened; wisdom is to learn from them. Many people were completely unprepared for the 2008 stock market crash where hundreds of thousands of jobs were eventually lost, and many families faced financial emergency.

    Too many people are living beyond their means. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the personal savings rate in 2006 declined to its lowest level since the ... Continue Reading →

  • Getting Started on Emergency Preparedness

    What if you went to the grocery store and found the shelves empty, or had to evacuate your home in fifteen minutes? Chances are, you would be in a world of hurt.

    It is overwhelming to think about emergency preparedness.

    “I need to acquire a year’s supply of palletized, freeze-dried food, 10,000 gallons of water and gasoline, cutting-edge emergency gear, paramedic certification and a bazooka to protect it all.”

    So instead, you give up and figure you will be like your neighbors, waving at the helicopters and hoping they drop food, toilet paper and tarps.

    But ... Continue Reading →

  • 72-Hour Survival Kits—The Basics

    In an emergency, a 72-hour kit can help you survive until disaster relief teams mobilize. It can be hard to know where to start, but preparing a 72-hour kit is easier than you think.

    When considering how to prepare, plan your kit around the Survival Rule of Threes. The Rule of Threes says people can survive:

    1. Three hours without protection (Shelter);
    2. Three days without water (Hydration);
    3. Three weeks without food (Nutrition).

    First Priority – Shelter

    Shelt... Continue Reading →

  • MY List of 10 Food Storage Myths/Excuses

    There are quite a few myths out there about Food Storage. In this article we'll try to cover 10 of the myths and what you can do to get prepared.

    10- If you don’t have your food storage by now, it’s too late.

    Storing food and other necessities is not an event; it’s a process. It means spending just a little more on groceries every month, either at the store or on “emergency” food supplies. Month after month, year after year, and then one day, you realize you really do have enough food to get you through some tough times.

    9- Foo... Continue Reading →

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