Financial Preparedness

18 May 2011 by filed in Financial Preparedness
As one really delves into the 10 Principles of Preparedness, it will become apparent that regardless of the need for prioritization of the various principles they are all inseparable and necessarily make an impact on each other. For example, Mental Preparedness has an impact on all of the others where skill and experience is necessary; Fuel Preparedness is nearly useless if a competence in using the various fuels is absent. Proper Food Preparedness will help to strengthen Medical Preparedness...
12 May 2011 by filed in Financial Preparedness
You know. One of the most consistent battles we have to fight in our pursuit of self-reliance is misinformation. There’s always plenty to mislead us, cause us unnecessary heartburn, or make us worry. I believe that allowing ourselves to be swayed by misinformation actually diminishes us of our real capability and value in our lives. Take couponing for example. It’s one of my most important strategies in my preparedness efforts because it impacts so many of the Principles of Preparedness.  But...
27 Apr 2011 by filed in Financial Preparedness
Last Wednesday our Self-Reliance Revolution Radio Show was based on the numerous reasons and evidences that I felt a financial collapse was imminent and what we can do to insulate ourselves from it. (To be forthright, the solutions were rushed at the end due to the fact that I ran out of time—which I always seem to do when I really prepare and research a particular topic. *Sigh* Maybe one of these days I’ll get this whole timing thing down.) Anyway, I’ve received literally hundreds of e-mails...
09 Mar 2011 by filed in Financial Preparedness
I just had to post this one on behalf of our periodic antagonists who insist that "all is well" and that no one needs to be more self-reliant. *sigh* However I would take stern exception to one important aspect of this article.  The best of times are NOT behind us.  And it is for that reason that I continue to prepare and strive for better self-reliance. I hope you feel that way too! You Call This An Economic Recovery? 44 Million Americans On Food Stamps and 10 Other Reasons Why The Economy Is...
03 Jan 2011 by filed in Financial Preparedness
What? You’re back again? Didn’t you get enough Preparedness Pro last year?  No? Well, we’ll see what we can do about that this year. I mean after all of the reading you did last year, and the classes you attended,  I expected you to be off and starting your own educational events and teaching others what you’ve learned. *grin* Well, there’s still nothing stopping you, but I still intend to be here and do whatever I can to help you help yourselves and those you care about to embrace a self-...
15 Dec 2010 by filed in Financial Preparedness
(Author's note: No information contained in this article is to be viewed as expert, certified legal or tax advice.) Yes, quite the odd title for a preparedness article, don’t you think? Imagine my surprise when I looked down at my “oh so superior new cell phone that the computer geek of a husband made us get” and saw those very same words--"plethora donkey"--which had just been texted, by my hand, to my friend. “What the heck is “plethora donkey” and how in the world did I send that message...
15 Nov 2010 by filed in Financial Preparedness
Employees can be a huge liability for any small business owner. But the right employee can also be a wise investment and boon to a business.  So in the interest of helping our readers be successfully self-employed, and in order to better financially prepared, I’m going to pass on a few key snippets of wisdom that many small business owners have to learn that hard way.I hope it saves you a whole lot of headaches in the future so that your business can thrive in response to all of your hard work...
29 Oct 2010 by filed in Financial Preparedness
I suppose I have to address this issue sooner or later. What do I think about buying gold and silver to hedge against a financial collapse? Personally, I’d pass. Among the 10 Principles of Preparedness, the Principle of Financial Preparedness is Number Nine in order of prioritization. If times get so tough that one feels like they have to rely on gold and silver, there are a heck of a lot worse problems that will come to the forefront which will have nothing to do with traditional currency....
15 Oct 2010 by filed in Financial Preparedness
I have to admit that when I read today's comments about the state of the economy by Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, I was shocked that the article would be so truthful.  Yes, finally a news article that was based on facts rather than political agenda. The article today actually admits that the Federal Reserve will have to "print money" in order to purchase Treasury Bonds from the U.S. as well as conceding that such an act would cause an even greater strain on the tanking value of the...
12 Oct 2010 by filed in Financial Preparedness
I’m not sure why, but I actually got a bit excited at the announcement I heard from two elderly ladies in church last Sunday. Having not escaped the decades of wear and tear, her wrinkled skin, grey hair, and a weakened posture didn’t seem to be damper her childlike excitement as she announced that she and her 86 year-old mother were there “just visiting her granddaughter in hopes to be there for the birth of her first great-grandchild and great-great-grandchild respectively.” Anxious to be...
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