Thrift for Preparedness
If you are like me, money is never in terribly abundant supply. I've always had enough for groceries and bills, but we've also had to skimp and cut corners plenty of times. This makes preparing for some disasters difficult, as many steps of preparedness involve purchasing things. The bad news is that, in a down economy, it may be hard to increase your income. Very doable, but not as easy.
The good news is that most family economies are kind of like governments: there's enough waste and frivolous spending that you can probably free up a fair bit of money for more important projects by simple economizing.
The following posts in this section cover different ways to economize and save money.