Tag: great depression

How to Prepare for the Greater Depression?

“I believe we live in a great country – a country great enough to help a man when he’s in trouble.” – Russell Crowe in Cinderella Man Last week I posted on how to invest in volatile times and the markets this week have people even more nervous as the market has lost more than …

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Money Hiding Spots From The Great Depression

After the Great Depression, it was hard for lots of people to regain trust in the banks and the entire banking system. Most banks during the depression were over leveraged and had almost 99% of people’s money lent out in car, consumer, and home loans. As a result, when people started losing trust in the …

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Reducing Risks to Your Family’s Finances

I work in the IT industry as a virtualization engineer, and 90% of my job is about reducing risk, eliminate single points of failure and implementing redundancy. Everyday a number of situations arise in my regular job that make me think of how my requirements can apply to personal finances. Recently, when Cyprus depositors lost …

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12 Money Saving Tips From The Great Depression

Growing up on a farm during the early 80’s I was privileged to watch my folks try and make ends meet through the farming crisis. Luckily, my parents weren’t alone, but had my Grandparents only three miles away to help each other out. My Grandparents, who survived the Great Depression, knew a thing or two …

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On This Day: 100 Years Ago

I love skimming through old newspapers and magazines to see what kind of things people were concerned about in their day and to glean any wisdom/insights from different generations. Just as Charlie has shared what he’s learned from his grandpa about the Great Depression and living as a farmer – there is so much precious gold in …

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Should Christians Prepare For Economic Collapse?

Lately, I’ve felt extremely compelled to write about Genesis 41, and the importance of preparedness. I don’t know why, but over the last month the Lord has been reminding me of the Lord’s provision to Pharaoh through Joseph’s interpretation of his dream. Often I feel that there is a great divide amongst Christians between being …

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The Hebrews 1316 Benevolent Fund

Next month, we are introducing the Hebrews 13:16 Benevolent Fund which will exist to help folks out in time of need. In the spirit of the Great Depression – where neighbors helped neighbors, it will be our honor to lend a helping hand. Perhaps you are a bit short on rent this month or need a …

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How to Prepare for Financial Storms – Financial Weatherman

Whenever I look at the news and CNBC I never really see anyone that’s defined themselves as a “financial weatherman.” We have our nightly news where our weatherman tries to predict what’s going to happen in next day to 5 days, but even then it’s hard for them to really know. To me, my financial …

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Remembering My Grandpa – the Great Depression Teacher

On Friday, October 12, I got a frantic call from my wife at work. She was sobbing, and couldn’t hardly get any words out. Jen: “Charlie….I’m so sorry.” Charlie: “What happen? Did you get in an accident?” Jen: “No. Your Grandpa passed away this morning. He died about 8:30am at home with your Dad and …

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