The Art of Bartering

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One of the often-overlooked topics in prepping is barter. bar·ter – ˈbärdər, verb (gerund or present participle: bartering) exchange (goods or services) for other goods or services without using money “he often bartered a meal for drawings” “they bartered grain for salt” synonyms: trade, swap, exchange, sell SX3, a gun shop and range in Payson,…

I cut up my Discover Card – another step to financial freedom

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Not that long ago I was introduced to Dave Ramsey‘s Total Money Makeover. It changed my life. I’d never kept a budget. I had a few credit cards. My wife and I had two car loans. Then, of course, was the mortgage. It didn’t happen overnight, but before long I’d paid off all but one…

On the eve of the Government Shutdown, look where Silver closed

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On the eve of the Government Shutdown, holy snot! What you seen what Silver has done this week? Look at where it closed today! It’s up almost $3 this week, up almost $5 this month, and (hold on to your hat) up $22.50 from a year ago — more than DOUBLE! Today Change Week Ago…

He gets a million bucks, but you won’t help me pay off my mortgage?! For shame!

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A while back I put out a plea asking people to help me pay off my mortgage. Okay, it wasn’t so much a plea as it was an experiment in social networking, but who’s keeping track. Anyhow, I got a few people who donated. And by “a few” I mean “less than 3”. So, either…