Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Welcome to Frugal Preparedness!

The purpose of this blog is to assist the novice and moderate income households in maintaining family preparedness for whatever potential emergencies may come your way. It is a work in progress, but the 'basic steps' page is available now.

There will be no attempts to sell you or entice you to buy ANYTHING.

There will be no attempts to scare you into anything.

There will be no political blame or rhetoric.

You can find plenty of websites that provide all that.

This one is about reasonable preparations and LEGAL ways to come up with 'OR' to fund at least part of your preparedness.

What does 'OR' mean? It means 'Outside Resource.' Money or goods that you can earn in addition to your family income. I don't mean weird Internet envelope stuffing scams. I mean ways to shop and do business that will reduce your cost of living just a smidge so you can collect the preparedness supplies you decide you need. This OR can be anything from earning gift cards to healthcare spending/savings accounts to carve out $100 a month or a quarter to put into your preparedness plan.

I will provide my favorite websites for purchasing and my rationale for using them. I will also provide links to sites that can provide more technical insight if you want to delve deeper into any of the subjects I mention.

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