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BUGOUT: 60+ Preparedness Resources for Bugging Out

The Ultimate Resource list for Bugging Out during times of Crisis: Everything you need to safely plan a getaway when disaster strikes.

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The 1-Page Financial Plan: 10 Tips for Getting What You Want From Life

Carl Richards is well-acquainted with money-mistakes — not only because of his work as a certified financial planner, but also because of his personal experience.<p>During the last housing bubble, Richards moved to a new city, was swept up by the frothy housing market and bought a $575,000 house — …

Personal Finance

The Best Way To Invest For Retirement

Turn on CNBC for two minutes and it’s easy to believe you need to stop everything and invest in the hot stocks the “experts” are recommending and get out — NOW! — of the ones they’re bearish about.<p>Chris Minnucci, author of the ironically titled <i>The Death of Buy and Hold: How Not to Outlive Your</i> …

Investing

Smartest Ways to Invest $1,000

When you choose a career in the military, you are no stranger to hard work. Make sure you put your money to work, too.<p>Yet where you should look to invest your money depends on a multitude of factors, including your goals, your timeframe for using the money and any current investments you may …

3 Key Retirement Income Stats: How Do You Measure Up?

How do you measure up to your peers? Photo: Flickr user Travis White.<p>Everyone wants to retire rich, or at least financially independent. However, there's a lot of evidence that few people actually live the sort of retirement that had wished for. Below, you'll find some data that covers three …

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Instant’s New Android App Lets You Track Just About Anything

Quantified-self enthusiasts – those who are somewhat obsessed with using technology to better understand themselves, their daily habits and personal trends – have been fortunate to have a wide variety of niche apps to choose from for measuring everything from athletic activity, to travel time, and …

Apps

How To Become A 401(k) Millionaire In Four Easy Steps

If it weren’t for the tripwires of human behavior, becoming a millionaire would be a pretty easy path to follow.<p>It’s mostly math and good habits.<p>So when I came across this piece on nowitcounts.com, a Web site for investors over 50, I saw a clear message: If you save consistently, the miracle of …

Retirement

ROOT countertop garden helps you grow organic, sustainable food in your own kitchen

Local. Organic. Sustainable. We all know how we should be eating–but it’s not always easy or practical. What if there were a way that you could bring …

Camping gear, equipment and gadgets

A Basic Guide To Cheap Outdoors Gear For Broke Adventurers

On a budget but still want to be comfortable and safe on your outdoors adventures? Here's a guide to what you need to spend money on, what you don't …

A Practical Zeer Pot (evaporative Cooler / Non-electrical Refrigerator)

Introduction: A Practical Zeer Pot (evaporative Cooler / Non-electrical Refrigerator)<p>Third Prize in the<br>Green Design Contest<p>View Contest<p>First Prize in …

On the Edge: The 9 Best Knife Sharpeners | HiConsumption

Combat, cooking, hunting, backpacking, home repairs, and opening mail all have one thing in common: You should have a good knife when you do them. …

The Survival Edibility Test (Before You Swallow)

Foraging on plants or wild fruits and berries in a survival situation is something that a lot of us have thought about but very few have researched …

How Do You Guarantee You Are Paying The Lowest Price For Goods Online? Try Flubit

This week I am writing about 5 London start-ups that I believe will enjoy success in 2015. Today I am focusing on Flubit, the site that guarantees to create you a lower price than the one you were about to pay to purchase goods online.<p>Bertie Stephens is one of Flubit’s founding partners, and he …

eCommerce

11 Startups That Will Let You Enjoy A Life Of Leisure

On-demand startups have allowed us to become incredibly lazy.<p>These days, there's no reason to leave your house unless you really want to.<p>We've compiled a master list of on-demand services that will make you feel like a king without ever leaving home.

Startups

TSP: 5 Reasons Why It's the Best Retirement Plan Ever

Source: Thrift Savings Plan<p>Retirement planning has always been a challenge for workers, and policymakers have struggled to find ways to encourage workers to save more for their golden years. Yet 401(k) plans, which are by far the most commonly available retirement plan for most Americans, have been …

The Camping Page

Try it Today! Build Your Own DIY Fire Kit

When you get right down to it, <b>survival essentially means maintaining a safe core temperature for your body.</b> Everything we do is geared toward that …

Thrifting

Stocks: 6 things to know before the open

Markets are looking calm Wednesday, but there's plenty happening.<p>Here are the 6 things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:<p><b>1. Futures dip:</b> U.S. stock futures were inching lower, pointing to a lackluster start to the session. Dow Futures were down 0.2%. Telecommunications …

Stock Markets

The 10 Things In Advertising You Need To Know Today

<b>1. Twitter has acquired India-based mobile marketing startup ZipDial for an estimated $30 million to $40 million.</b> The deal will bolster Twitter's efforts to grow users and revenue in emerging markets, but ZipDial's insights on how to turn the simplest elements of mobile into strong commercial media …

Advertising

5 of the Fastest Growing Small Business Sectors to Invest In | Inc.com

Most entrepreneurs kickstart their business because of passion. Maybe they had a "previous life" working in insurance or some other sector, and became an entrepreneur in that same area later in life. Perhaps it was the hospitality industry, restaurants or app development that touched their …

Small Business

Top 7 MacGyvery Survival Tricks - Ultimate Survival Alaska Gallery

Here's Proof That It Still Pays More To Develop Apps For The iPhone Over Android

When an app launches, you'll sometimes see it arrive on iPhone before Android.<p>That can be frustrating for Android owners, and while more and more apps are releasing simultaneously for both platforms, a staggered launch is still the norm.<p>London-based developer ustwo, creators of the popular Monument …

Apps

These Diagrams Reveal How To Do Business With People Around The World

British linguist Richard Lewis and his consulting firm have extensively analyzed cultural interactions, as detailed in his book, "When Cultures Collide." (You'll find more good analysis in recent bestseller "The Culture Map" by Erin Meyer.)<p>We've published some of Lewis' insights here, and none are …

working knowledge

Top Five Emergency First Aid Items You Probably Didn’t Even Realize Were Medicine

NaturalNews Network <br>NaturalNews Network<p>When it comes to emergency medicine for preppers, everybody is already aware of the extraordinary usefulness …

DIY Air Conditioner From a 5 Gallon Bucket for Under $25

It can be expensive both in price and in energy to cool your RV when the weather warms up. Many smaller RV’s receive very little in the way of A/C …