Right now I am going to share with you the number one piece of advice that I give to everyone who asks about preparing for the great storm that is ahead.
Build up a financial cushion.
When things get bad, you are going to need money.
I know that sounds exceedingly simple, but obviously most of the country is choosing not to do this.
Instead, most of the country is surviving from month to month with barely any money in their bank accounts, and so when disaster strikes they are going to be looking for someone else to rescue them.
We have had more than a decade since the crisis of 2008 to prepare for the next one, but most people are acting as if the next one will never arrive.
Unfortunately, the truth is that the next crisis has already started, and businesses all over the nation are going bankrupt.
via theeconomiccollapseblog Not Ready For Economic Collapse: Only 41 Percent Of Americans Have $1000 To Cover An Emergency