Think the economy is recovering think again.
JP Morgan Chase 19,000
JC Penny 15,020
American Express 5,400
Wells Fargo 5,236
Met Life 3,150
Dish Network 3,000
United Tech. 3,000
The economy is already in a collapse
Record Food Stamps
A job engine sputters as hospitals cut staff
US teen unemployment hits new record
Census puts U.S. poverty rate at 15 percent, record 46.5 million
23,116,928 to 20,618,000: Households on Food Stamps Now Outnumber All Households in Northeast U.S.
New record: Federal Reserve owes more than $2 trillion in US debt
U.S. risks joining Germany of 1933 in debt default
10 Things You Didn’t Know About US Household Income Allocation
EBT “Glitch” was a test
1- W/D all cash from banks?
2- Put IRAs/cash on hand into precious metals?
3- Buy a lot of supplies?
4- Max out your credit cards?
5- Put all your money into a credit union?
Pros and Cons, Questions, of Each Option
1- Where would you keep the cash, and how would you pay your bills, esp. if some of them are a significant distance away? It would cost more in gas to run around paying them all each month.
2- What if you need some of it to live on? You can set up monthly withdrawals, but there is a fee/tax on each one.
3- Yes, always good to have supplies of food, water, medicine, fuel, etc. But how much? FedGov will confiscate what it can find, and is already treating preppers and self-sufficient farmers as terrorists. Hoarding also means being immobile and requiring a small army to defend the stash.
4- This is very risky, as nobody knows exactly when or even if all owed funds will simply be written off. People like the credit card companies surely know about this and would be prepared for it.
5- Are credit unions really safer than banks? Will they too be giving “haircuts”?
We need practical, realistic discussion about what people can do to prepare for an unknown scenario for an unknown time.