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How to Prepare for the Coming Economic Meltdown

Here are some steps that individuals can take to prepare for an economic meltdown…



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An economic meltdown is a catastrophic event that can severely impact individuals, families, and entire countries. Economic meltdowns are characterized by a sharp decline in economic activity, a drop in the value of assets and currencies, and a surge in unemployment rates. The effects of an economic meltdown can be long-lasting and profound, and it is important for people to be prepared for such an event.

Here are some steps that individuals can take to prepare for an economic meltdown:

Build an emergency fund
One of the most important steps that people can take to prepare for an economic meltdown is to build an emergency fund. An emergency fund is a reserve of money that can be used to cover unexpected expenses, such as medical bills, car repairs, or job loss. Ideally, an emergency fund should be large enough to cover at least six months of living expenses.

Building an emergency fund requires discipline and sacrifice, but it is an essential step in preparing for an economic meltdown. Individuals can start by setting a savings goal and creating a budget that allows them to save a portion of their income each month. They can also consider ways to cut back on expenses, such as reducing dining out, canceling subscriptions, and using public transportation instead of owning a car.

Diversify investments
Another important step that people can take to prepare for an economic meltdown is to diversify their investments. Diversification means spreading investments across different asset classes, such as stocks, bonds, real estate, and commodities. By diversifying, individuals can reduce the risk of losing all their money in any one asset class.

In an economic meltdown, some assets may perform better than others, and diversification can help individuals weather the storm. For example, during the 2008 financial crisis, stocks and real estate took a big hit, but gold and government bonds performed well. By diversifying, individuals can benefit from the performance of different assets and reduce their exposure to risk.

Pay down debt
Paying down debt is another important step that people can take to prepare for an economic meltdown. Debt can be a burden during tough economic times, as individuals may struggle to make payments and may be at risk of defaulting. By paying down debt, individuals can reduce their monthly payments and improve their financial stability.

To pay down debt, individuals can start by making a list of all their debts and their interest rates. They can then prioritize the debts with the highest interest rates and focus on paying them down first. They can also consider ways to reduce their interest rates, such as consolidating debt or negotiating with creditors.

Learn new skills
During an economic meltdown, job loss is a common occurrence, and individuals may find themselves without work for an extended period. To prepare for this possibility, individuals can learn new skills that will make them more marketable in a tough job market.

Learning new skills can be done in many ways, such as taking courses online or in-person, attending workshops or conferences, or seeking mentorship from experienced professionals. By investing in their education and skill set, individuals can increase their chances of finding new work quickly and at a higher salary.

Develop multiple streams of income
Another way that individuals can prepare for an economic meltdown is to develop multiple streams of income. Multiple streams of income mean having more than one source of revenue, such as a side hustle or rental property. By diversifying their income, individuals can reduce their reliance on any one source of income and improve their financial stability.

Developing multiple streams of income requires creativity and hard work, but it can be a worthwhile investment during an economic meltdown. Individuals can start by exploring their passions and skills and finding ways to monetize them. They can also consider investing in real estate or starting a small business.

Stock up on essentials
In an economic meltdown, it is also important for individuals to stock up on essentials. An economic meltdown can lead to shortages of basic goods, such as food, water, and medical supplies. By stocking up on these essentials, individuals can ensure that they have enough to sustain themselves and their families during tough times.

To stock up on essentials, individuals can start by creating a list of items they need for survival. They can then purchase these items in bulk and store them in a safe, accessible location. It is important to rotate supplies regularly and check expiration dates to ensure that the items remain fresh and usable.

Preparing for an economic meltdown requires planning, discipline, and hard work. By building an emergency fund, diversifying investments, paying down debt, learning new skills, developing multiple streams of income, and stocking up on essentials, individuals can improve their chances of surviving and thriving during tough economic times. It is never too early to start preparing for an economic meltdown, and taking these steps can provide peace of mind and financial stability in uncertain times.

Let’s take a look at what you can do to prepare your home for an economic meltdown.

Preparing your home for an economic meltdown is an important step to ensure the safety and security of your family during times of crisis. Economic meltdowns can lead to food shortages, power outages, and social unrest, making it critical to have a well-stocked and well-defended home. Here are some tips on how to prepare your home for an economic meltdown:

Safety Preparations
Safety should be the top priority when preparing your home for an economic meltdown. This means ensuring that your home is equipped with safety measures such as smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers. It is also important to have an emergency escape plan in place in case of a fire or other emergency.

Additionally, you should secure your home with locks on all doors and windows, and install motion-sensor lighting outside. A home security system can also provide an extra layer of protection, and can alert you to any potential threats.

Home Defense Preparations
In times of economic crisis, it is important to be prepared for potential home invasions or break-ins. This means having a plan for defending your home and your family in case of an attack. You should consider installing security cameras around your home, as well as a security system that will alert you to any potential threats.

In addition, you should invest in home defense tools such as pepper spray, a stun gun, or a firearm. If you choose to own a firearm, make sure to store it in a secure location and take a safety course to ensure that you are properly trained in its use.

Food Preparations
In an economic meltdown, food shortages can be a common occurrence. To prepare for this possibility, you should stock up on non-perishable foods such as canned goods, dried beans, rice, and pasta. These items can be stored for long periods of time and can provide essential nutrition in times of crisis.

In addition to non-perishable foods, you should also consider stocking up on fresh produce and meats that can be stored in a freezer. A generator can also be a good investment to keep your freezer running in case of a power outage.

Water Preparations
Water is an essential resource for survival, and it is important to have a sufficient supply of clean drinking water in case of an economic meltdown. You should store at least one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days.

You can store water in large plastic containers or purchase pre-packaged water bottles. It is also a good idea to invest in a water filtration system, as this can provide a source of clean drinking water even if your regular water supply is contaminated.

Power Preparations
In an economic meltdown, power outages can be common, making it important to have a backup power source. A generator can provide power for essential appliances such as a refrigerator, a freezer, and a medical device.

You should also consider investing in solar panels or other renewable energy sources to provide power to your home. This can be a sustainable way to ensure that you have power even if the grid goes down.

First Aid Preparations
In an economic meltdown, medical care may not be readily available, making it important to have a well-stocked first aid kit. You should include items such as bandages, antiseptics, pain relievers, and any prescription medications that you or your family members need.

You should also consider taking a first aid course to ensure that you are prepared to handle any medical emergencies that may arise.

Communication Preparations
Communication is essential in times of crisis, and it is important to have a way to communicate with family members, neighbors, and emergency services. You should have a charged cell phone, a battery-powered radio, and a backup power source for these devices.

In addition to these communication tools, it can be helpful to establish a neighborhood watch or emergency response plan with your neighbors. This can help to ensure that everyone in your community is prepared and can work together in times of crisis.

In conclusion, preparing your home for an economic meltdown requires careful planning and preparation. By focusing on safety, home defense, food and water preparations, power preparations, first aid preparations, and communication preparations, you can ensure that your family is well-equipped to handle any potential crisis.

It is important to start preparing your home for an economic meltdown as soon as possible, as the earlier you start, the more time you have to gather essential supplies and make necessary improvements. By taking the time to prepare your home, you can provide peace of mind and security for your family in uncertain times.

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Let’s Reclaim America’s Optimism Advantage



On this New Year’s Day, America needs more than a parade and great football games; our people need renewed optimism in living our American Dream. Instead of looking for government fixes or some magical new president who will make things right, we need a kick in the pants to get busy making America work no matter what obstacles we face.

At the 1992 Republican Convention, Ronald Reagan shared what he considered the secret of his success as our President: “I appealed to your best hopes, not your worst fears, to your confidence, rather than your doubts.”

Oh, how we need leadership like that in America today. As we start this year, too many people feel powerless. Inflation may be coming down, but high fuel and food prices have taken their toll on far too many Americans. Watching the invasion on our Southern border means too many of our cities are being overwhelmed with no end in sight. We wonder if there is anything we can do but watch. The sense of despair and helplessness is contagious, but so is optimism. What attitude do you spread?

There is more than you think within your control. Every day, you make choices to make your situation better or worse. Studies of optimism find that optimism comes from a track record of overcoming obstacles. If you have had obstacles the last few years and are still making it work, pat yourself on the back. Be a proud survivor, not a victim so many seem to take pride in claiming to be.

Make each day count by starting your day doing one thing to make your situation better. Find one way to cut expenses. Find a way to increase your resources. Make a call or visit to nurture your network of colleagues and friends. Learn from your mistakes and celebrate your successes, both big and small. Nurture your faith realizing that God gave you gifts and give thanks every day for the blessings you have. Lest you forget, you’re blessed to live in America. People risk everything to come here, and few want to leave.

Yes, this is an election year, and it would sure be a gift to have a leader who would nurture the hope and optimism of all our citizens. So as the campaigns progresses and you listen to potential leaders vying for your support, ask yourself a few key questions:

Do they want to control your choices or ensure your freedoms?

Do they want to make you more or less dependent on government?

Do they want to increase the size of government and entitlements and the taxes needed to fund them or decrease them?

Do they want to force your children to go to public schools that don’t’ get the results your children deserve, or are they willing to give you the freedom to pick the schools your children need?

Do they disagree with their opponents and state why, or do they demean them and call them names?

Do they want to grow the size of government and its debt, or do they want to decrease both?

Do they believe in the citizens they represent, or do they convey that they are the answer to America’s future?

Do they take responsibility for their mistakes and actions or quickly deny responsibility and blame others?

No President is perfect. It’s easy to promise and a lot harder to deliver. Reagan focused on three things: an optimism based on free-enterprise innovation, smaller government, and lower taxes. He delivered on all but smaller government. As Reagan advisor Arnold Laffer confessed, “When it came to cutting welfare payments and school lunch,…it was very hard. Someone would come over and say, ‘How can you cut school lunches?’ Reagan would reply, ‘I guess you’re right; I’ll tell them not to cut that one.’”

The pressure to keep growing government is tempting and easy to understand, but it is not what America was created for. America’s form of government was designed to protect citizens from an over-controlling, over-taxing government. We need to reclaim that passion for freedom and self-reliance. Our founding citizens wanted the opportunity to pursue happiness, not happiness given to them at the expense of other taxpayers.

The election is months away. So I’m going to borrow on the optimism of Ronald Reagan to inspire us all on this first day of 2024: “I’m not taking your time…to ask you to trust me. Instead, I ask you to trust yourself. That is what America is all about… It’s the power of millions of people like you who will determine what will make America great again.”

Reagan wouldn’t want us to wait for the next election. We’ve had enough of eloquent politicians who think they have all the answers. We need to believe in ourselves and get busy living our own dreams. Then, in November, let’s elect a leader who will stay out of our way and give “We the People” freedom again—freedom to fail, succeed, and thrive in our own American Dream!
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Three Cheers for Christian America

Thank you for safeguarding the public and private expressions of others



Considering all the nations in the world and the dominating religions within those nations, Christianity is the most beneficial. When Christians are in the majority, it is good for everyone who resides there.

Christians during the Dark Ages, the Renaissance, and up to the mid-20th century contributed to much of the world’s turmoil. In recent decades, however, they have been the most accommodating, accepting, and peaceful group. I’m glad I live in a Christian nation and, given the options globally, would not have it any other way.

Best of the Best

Particularly in America, Christians today are tolerant, acknowledging the rights of others. They recognize the right of Israel to exist. They fully embrace Israel’s strategic role in the Middle East.

Too many people on the left who regard themselves as the arbiters of what is right and true, in minor and major ways have been persecuting Christians for decades. They do not want public displays of Christianity anywhere in America. Their agenda is to remove all vestiges of religion in America. They contend that America would be a better, more egalitarian nation.

Just the opposite is true. Those who want to stamp out religion in America don’t understand that our origins and 250-year history is based on Judeo-Christian principles. The cancel culture left seek to reject the U.S. Constitution out-of-hand.

We have encountered leftist groups who shatter statues and historic symbols they deem to be oppressive and part of an old regime that was illegitimate from the outset. Many of these perpetrators hide behind ski masks while regarding themselves as heroes. In reality, they are fascists, seeking to control us.

Leftist enforcers have no idea how intolerant they are and that they are no better than those they seek to diminish. In the U.S., people of all faiths are free to celebrate their faith. If one particular faith, Christianity, was predominant from inception, to today, that does not preclude other religious groups from celebrating.

Congress: Hands Off

Leftists make erroneous statements about the “separation of church and state.” The phrase simply is not contained in the Constitution or any founding document. It appeared in a letter that President Thomas Jefferson sent to a Baptist congregation in Danbury, Connecticut. His note to them was designed to reaffirm that the government would not make dictates related to the church.

The First Amendment to the Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” So, when it comes to religion, Congress must keep its hand off.

As a nonreligious person, I have nothing against seeing a religious display on public or private property. Indeed, America shorn of religious symbology would be a dismal place. The Ten Commandments on a public plaque? Fine. Christmas trees in the town square? Flip on the lights! A mosque being built in America? Why not?

As long as everyone is tolerant of other religions, such developments represent no threat to anyone. It is those who operate in secret who represent a threat, as are those who wish to vanquish the rights of others to publicly exhibit symbology.

The Option to Sing Along

When I attended grammar school, I was exposed to the annual Christmas pageant. I had the choice to skip the assembly. In each case, however, I chose to enjoy the merriment of the festivities, but not sing along. My young classmates did not require me to capitulate. Nor did I expect them to modify their festival to accommodate me. Would any aware American who moved to another country expect that country to diminish their celebrations to accommodate the newbie?

I’ve had the opportunity to visit 46 of the 50 states, and 73 countries. I have walked through hallowed halls of shrines, mosques, churches, and ashrams. While Christians are being persecuted in many countries around the world, I don’t know of a single instance today where people feel unsafe in a Christian majority country.

So, I say to you, if you are a Christian, in America, please know that large numbers of us support your right to practice your religion.

For All You Do

Thank you for safeguarding the public and private expressions of others. Thank you for helping to establish a climate where non-Christians and others can feel welcome. Thank you for becoming a peaceful, tolerant religion that rightfully serves as a model for others around the globe.

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