Save money and get out of debt faster by having your family's summer vacation be a staycation. Here are suggestions of ways to make it extra special and just as fun even if you don't travel too far.
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Natural disasters do happen. Hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and floods destroy property and can cost the lives and health of those in their path. A household inventory will move you to the front of the line when applying for government aid or filing an insurance claim. Instead of waiting years to rebuild a home inventory can move the process along so you can be resettled in a much shorter time.
Portions of the United States, especially in the upper Mississippi and Missouri River basins including Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa have already experienced record flooding. Flooding is expected in many other parts of the country, including centers of agriculture. What will this do to the price of your food and what can you do to prepare?
I’m surprised by how many of those I speak with when teaching or communicating over social media have told me they just can’t afford food storage or preparing kits. There are many ways we can control what we spend when we prioritize. If your excuse for not preparing is lack of money, let me help.
There is a change in the wind. Yes, at workplaces, on the web, and in the media, people are talking about food storage. People from all walks of life, all economic strata and all parts of the country are now heard saying they "just have a feeling" they should be preparing - and first and foremost that they should be storing food. And now a government study gives some important reasons why.
When a disaster can be predicted people will not only stockpile food, they will hoard it. What is hoarding? As those who are creating a self reliant lifestyle know, there is a difference between “preparing” and depriving others of needed supplies. Storing food and accumulating a supply of the items we use each day is a way of becoming self reliant. Don't wait until disaster strikes to be prepared.
Most of us have experienced the stress caused by severe financial strains. We can spare our children some of that stress. Children can understand and practice wise budgeting and spending habits, even when very young. Here is how you can prepare your children for a better financial future.