TOP 10 ECONOMIC SURVIVAL TIPS
INCOME: Become indispensable at work: Update skills,
take initiative, mentor others. Learn the
secrets of operating and maintaining critical and tricky
office technologies and work systems. Be flexible. Dress
appropriately and avoid gossip! Try to place yourself in
a “safe” Industry (see “Is my Job Safe?”).
If your company or industry is at risk, try discreetly to
get another job in a “safer” industry, although
be aware that newly placed employees are at greater risk
of being fired.
PROTECT ASSETS: Check your deposits are in the
safest bank possible. Consider investing a small percentage
of your wealth in physical gold and silver coins or bullion
bars, as extra security in the event of the banking system
collapsing. Invest in security precautions such as a safe,
alarm and locks on your house. Crime and public unrest will
increase as the crisis develops.
3. STRENGTH THROUGH COMMUNITY: Contribute and help
others in your immediate community. Build strength through
REDUCE ENERGY COSTS: Take creative steps to reduce
energy costs, including heating, cooling and transportation.
AVOID UNNECESSARY EXPENDITURE: Stop being a recreational
consumer! Discover the joys of being thrifty! Buy only what
MAINTAIN, REPAIR, RECYCLE AND BORROW: Before making
a purchase ask yourself 3 questions: why do I need this
item, can I live without it? Can I repair or modify an existing
item to perform the same function as this item? Can I borrow
this item from family or friends? If after answering these
questions you still need it, consider purchasing from a
“pre-loved” or recycled item from a store, market,
EAT AT HOME:
Learn to Cook BEAUTIFUL food! Once you do you will no longer
WANT to eat out in restaurants, since your food will taste
better. And you will be much healthier!
CUT HEALTHCARE COSTS: Get Healthy, Exercise, eat
nutritious foods and lose weight. You will save thousands
on healthcare, and live a far more enjoyable life.
GROW YOUR OWN: Start a Vegetable Patch. Even if
you don’t have your own garden, you can participate
in a community garden, a roof-top garden, or even grow herbs
on your window still. Growing edible plants is therapeutic
and provides a nutritious source of organic food to nourish
HAVE A FLEXIBLE AND HAPPY ATTITUDE: Develop a flexible
attitude to change, “roll with the punches”
and adapt to the massive changes and uncertainty facing
us all. Those that fight the wave will tire and drown. Try
to accept challenges and try to find the positive aspects
and opportunties hidden in all difficulties. Try to eliminate
negative attitudes and judgments to things such as financial
losses, unemployment and personal bankruptcy. Be gentle
on yourself and accept that you are in an environment in
which many things are completely outside of your control.
Try to accept these changes and focus attention on things
that are in your control, such as protecting and improving
personal health, improving relationships, and maintaining
a positive spiritual outlook.