Instant Survival Tip: Cash Is King!
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is king!, a Chicago native told my husband one day. I hadnt
heard the term before but considering that our friends family
was reputed to have ties to the mob, I wasnt surprised.
a lot lately about the importance of having cash on hand. Severe
weather and natural disasters routinely shut down access to banks
and ATMs, and in fact, ATMs can be emptied of cash in no time by
panicked customers. A worst case scenario, such as an EMP or economic
collapse, would shut down banks for long periods of time. Even if
the dollar was devalued, there would still be some value
left in saved cash.
storing enough cash at home to get you through at least a week.
In the case of an evacuation, this cash would be useful for hotel
stays, fuel for your vehicle, food, supplies, and more. If hordes
of evacuees descend on a town, your cash-in-hand might mean a good
nights sleep in a clean hotel room if a hotel manager decides
he or she would rather have cash than payment by debit or credit
cards. And forget writing a check in an emergency. Out-of-town checks
are rarely, if ever, welcome.
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