Bartering is becoming more commonplace in our struggling economy. Bartering for preps is occurring both in person and via virtual marketplaces online. Bartering deals often involve both tangible items and trades for services and skills training. Opportunities to swap unwanted items or share your skills exist both on-site and online. To take full advantage of the increasingly popular bartering economy, you have to know both what t... Continue Reading →
Money Saving Tips
Posted on May 10, 2014 by Catherine Alford
If you’re young and in high school or college right now, it’s very likely that you haven’t had to think too much about being financially savvy or prepared. In fact, you may be looking at hefty student loans or other financial decisions that could affect your entire future.
However, don’t fret because starting a budget now and learning more about how the financial world works could make the difference ... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 26, 2014 by Kacey Herlihy
Survival on a budget. No survival kit is truly complete without a supply of cold, hard cash. During natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other national emergencies, credit card and wireless systems will likely shut down, rendering credit and debit cards temporarily useless. If you need to buy something during that time, cash may be your only option.
Given the shape the economy has been in recently, many Americans find it difficult to keep... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 20, 2014 by Catherine Alford
Job Hunting. Although there have been reports of the economy improving over the last few years, certain industries are still affected by a lack of jobs and layoffs. It is still difficult for many newly minted college graduates to find meaningful work, and several of them end up finding jobs that are not related to their fields of interest.
However, this doesn’t have to be you! You can absolutely survive the job hunt in this economy with just a few... Continue Reading →
Posted on January 30, 2014 by Catherine Alford
Even though the U.S. economy has slowly improved since its downward spiral in 2008, the housing market is still in recovery. Although we don’t hear about it as much as we used to, there are still many families who are struggling to pay their mortgages and who are buying houses that they simply can’t afford.
Just turn on the TV, and you’ll watch couple after couple on those home buying shows turning their noses up when... Continue Reading →
Posted on January 23, 2014 by Catherine Alford
One of the best goals you can have for 2014 is finally getting on track with your finances. I know it’s not as fun as some other resolutions we could come up with, but it’s one of the best for long-term success.
I truly believe that understanding money and becoming a savvy saver are some of the most important qualities that anyone can have. Plus, if you’re young, understanding a little bit about finance will set you up for a really successful future. It doesn't take ... Continue Reading →
Posted on January 16, 2014 by Jacob B.
For many people new year is the time to make resolutions. Amongst all the resolutions, financial resolutions are the most popular ones. Almost every individual pledges to take care of finances to begin the new year on a right note. However, not every individual gets to take care of the resolutions successfully throughout the year. After all, just like promises resolutions are also made to be broken. But this... Continue Reading →
Posted on December 13, 2013 by Brian Meyer
Prepping can be a pretty expensive venture, which is why any time you can prepare on the cheap without sacrificing quality; it’s a good thing. Best of all, most cheap preps are usually pretty small, so they fit perfectly into a bug out bag or other larger kits.
Save your money for big things like food stores or that cabin in the Rocky Mountains. Here a... Continue Reading →
Posted on December 12, 2013 by Catherine Alford
The holiday season has officially arrived. Christmas jingles are all over the radio, big box stores have had ornaments out since Halloween, and everyone is taking family photos for their holiday cards.
Usually, in the season of giving and receiving, it’s so easy for your money to go straight out the window. There is a small group of people who budget and plan for gift giving during the holiday season, but most people charge Christmas gifts for their kids to a credit card and sp... Continue Reading →
Posted on December 11, 2013 by Kacey Herlihy
Keeping an emergency food supply, especially for an entire family, is important but can be a bit overwhelming with all of the expiration dates and shelf lives. You can keep your supply fresh and your family happy by incorporating food storage ingredients into your daily cooking. It is surprisingly easy to use freeze-dried fruits and veggies, textured vegetable protein (tvp), and powdered dairy as substitutions in almost any... Continue Reading →