Finances


Six keys to financial success

DEBT:
Debt - Get Out NOW!

BUDGETING:
Minimalist Living

BARTERING (Have --> Want):
It is extremely important to realize the value of maintaining a personal barter store. In an economic collapse, where the dollar will be nearly worthless, a number of non-monetary goods will be more valuable than a fistful of dollars (also read about the end times). It's also important to realize that you may never store enough of every item to account for every scenario for an extended period of time so you will need something of value to others so you can get stuff that is of value to you.
Suggested Bartering items to stockpile
Cigarettes (for those who have a physical and mental addiction to nicotine but watch the shelf life [about 2 years])
Alcoholic Beverages (for fire starting, drinking, antiseptic, pain relief)
Antibiotics and Medicines (primarily ibuprofen and Tylenol for pain but others that can be obtained)
Sanitation and First Aid Supplies (anything to stay clean and prevent and treat infection)
Bullets (in common calibers (9mm, .22, .38, 12-guage shells, etc.)
MREs (Meals Ready to Eat) in a variety of flavors and different kinds of foods. Easy to store and easy to distribute.
Coins (pure silver in small denominations)
Laundry Detergent (sanitation and moral booster)
Water (for drinking, bathing and cleaning)
Water Filters-Purifiers (when clean, uncontaminated drinking water is not available)
Fire Starters (for sanitizing, light and heat)
Sugar (for medicinal purposes, make "food" more palitable and for the sweet tooth)
Toilet paper (a creature comfort but good for fire starting)
Bleach (disinfect water, keep living quarters and soiled clothing sanitized)
Batteries (power for electronic devices or fire starter)
Candles (for light and heat)

BARTERING LINKS
What Is Bartering?
Barter Items And Trade Skills
Ways To Make Money While Homesteading
BarterQuest.com
Rules To Live By When Bartering
Bartering for Survival
10 of the Best Bartering Items if the grid goes down
40 Items to Barter in a Post-Collapse World
200 Items You Can Barter After The Collapse
How to Make Money Bartering
Bartering to Avoid Taxes
Making Moonshine
More Links for Bartering to Survive

JOB LOSS:
Job Loss - Plan B - Don't wait for it to happen

RETIREMENT:
Retirement Planning Starts at Age Zero

PRECIOUS METALS:
Gold and Silver

STOCK MARKET / INVESTING:
Stock Market Investing

EARLY TRAINING:
Teaching Kids About Money & Finance

REAL ESTATE:
Live Like A Millionaire On A Modest Budget
Survive And Thrive In A Tiny House