posted on Oct, 18 2008 @ 07:34 PM
Tally another Yea vote.
Since I've been reading about this global meltdown coming for more than five years, I've had time to make changes. Honestly, the changes began a
few years ago. My dear husband and kids are FINALLY listening.
First thing I did was to cut up the credit cards. Nothing is bought on credit. I've stuck to that so our only debt is our home.
I've bought $500 cars. I've learned how to do minor repairs. I keep minimal insurance on them. In each trunk I have tools, oil, antifreeze,
tranny fluid, etc so I hopefully won't have to call a tow truck.
I can/freeze food. We harvest our garden, I buy meat when it's on sale and of course, double on the canned goods. I had too many tomatoes and
bartered them for grapes, for example.
I closed my business a year ago and took a job in an industry I KNEW would always be in demand until the end.... grocery. I can walk to work as it's
only 5 blocks. If/when that goes bust, I do have skills such as sewing, construction, medicine, survival, etc that would be useful.
I'm now in the process of going through my house. I'm getting rid of/swapping anything that I don't think I'll have use for. The rest I'm
organizing. I've been saving back things for too long that it almost looks like I'm a packrat!
One can never prepare enough for what might happen in the coming days, but I'm keeping a positive attitude!