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There are three causes for prepper stagnation that cannot be denied: money, space, and family. While this is tough to swallow its the reality for most people if we are honest with ourselves. That doesn’t mean its the end of our journey.
Most Americans are living way over their head, as far as expenses go. People are also unwilling to look at their life as it would appear in a downsized manner. Sometimes you have to take radical action to get control of your finances and get back to saving.
This radical reduction in expenses will also make room for more preps in the budget. However, these radical, decisions are going to hurt in the beginning. They might even take your breath away. Just don’t forget, you are going to have radical outcomes, too.
Ask yourself these questions about
- Do we need two cars?
- Can we downsize our home?
- Are we living in the right area?
- Am I in the right profession?
- How can I hustle and make more money?
These tough questions are very interesting and many people bristle from them but they are all part of the way that you can seriously increase your preparedness budget. Here are some other steps to take to try and save more money.
- Check existing memberships (magazines, monthly boxes, services, gaming)
- Cancel cable
- Stop eating out
- Stop buying toys and start playing outside
There are a million different things that you can do to save money. It’s hard.
We have to make the hard decisions today while we have the time to. Sooner rather than later we are going to run into a time where there is no more time for decisions making. We will run out of prep time and be left to react.