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How to Prepare for an Economic Collapse
Knowledge is the Key!
As a three time ex homeless person one might think that they're prepared for a full fledged economic collapse, and such an ordeal is the potential reality that us humans are faced with today if things get any worse with the global market place.
To realize that you're partly involved in this huge social issue of epic proportions and moral as well as ethical dilemma's popping up everywhere it seems is a signal for us all to prepare for such a massive occurrence to happen.
The potential is always there that such an event shall come when all the signs for it are there, a UN-stabilized housing system, a growing virtual monopoly tearing apart physical businesses, a health care system that couldn't help your granny on her worst day, and loads more proof today.
So what are we all to do to prepare?
Why doing is more then not doing something
Taking actions is the very first step into preparing for such and occurrence of an economic collapse, one might think to themselves, "So how do I act?" Good question. Well, your actions must be in such a manner as to lessen the amount of waste products your contributing to this economy, and expenditures.
How does one do such a thing?
First off instead of drinking health degrading soda's all the time, you might want to start drinking good ole fashion water. The fact that by purchasing water by the gallon, it can save you loads of money which will come in handy as a sort of savings plan for the future. Let's take the average soda bottle for instance. It cost about $2 a bottle, for a 16 oz Coke drink, or Pepsi, and it only cost at most Pathmark supermarkets $1 for a gallon of water when on sale.
This is not hard to see the economic light bulb here, but if your having trouble with the numbers, well lets do the math as the bottles add up. After calculated out one months worth of making Soda purchases each day, and 3 bottles per day, the numbers stack up in the table below.
A cool image of Coke Bottles in China
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The tables below shows how water plays victor over soda
Below you will see a set of tables, each one shall break down for the reader of this article, the stats on the difference between making purchases of water to that of soda. Following it there will also be an analysis of the savings, the potential of price comparison if water was purchased at the same price of soda for equal amounts in volume.
Daily Cost and Volume Analysis of Soda Purchases
Time ($2 16 oz Pepsi)
Cost (3 per day)
Weight (16oz x items purchased)
16,128 oz = (126 gal)
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How the numbers played out
By analyzing the stats up above, one will see that the final outcome of annual cost expense for that of purchasing 3 16oz Pepsi drinks per day, comes out to $2,016.
Using such statistical data can definitely help anyone to clearly see the benefits financially, but will also strike at a even more significant factor, which is the difference of shear volume of both drinks.
Below you will see the projected amounts for the daily cost and volume of spring water, and for the full course of per day expense, weekly, monthly, and yearly just as shown up above. A comparison of the two will identify the reality of making the wiser choice, and even more healthier in the long run.
Daily Cost and Volume Analysis of Spring Water Purchases
Time (1 gallon Water $1)
Cost (3 per day)
Weight (1 Gal x items purchased)
1008 Gal = (129,024 oz)
Small bottles add up quickly Gallon size is highly recommended
The cost comparison and volume of both
Well, when its all said and done here with the statistics its easy enough to see that there's much more being saved here over time, and its definitely more then meets the eye. Money saved is 50% in terms of making the spring water purchase, rather than the soda purchase.
Now if you look at the actual volume of soda that was purchased in that of a years time, as compared to that of the water, well there you find the valuable fact as to how much difference per container a single person is getting, for the same dollar value per gallon, and ounce.
In terms of the water in gallons the outcome for 1 year of purchasing regularly 3 gallons per day, would yield 1,008 gallons, equating to a direct unit conversion of 129,024 fluid ounces.
This in effect compared to the total yearly yield of soda in volume is astronomical in comparison, because the total's are so vastly different. The soda being purchased daily on the regular after a year, and at a 3 unit per day rate yields 16,128 fluid ounces.
Drinking water purifies the immune system & kidneys
Shocking conclusive evidence
Now the surprising factors that one can deduce here from this data produced is indeed quite shocking to say the least. For an annual cost of $2,016 you get a total of 128 gallons of soda to be drank by a single person of 3 containers per day they only got to drink up 16,128 oz compared to a staggering 129,024 oz that would cost half at $1,008, (this isn't counting all the other unhealthy sports drinks, processed and pasteurized fruit drinks which also are life threatening over time if consumed to much.)
So where's the logic here in these numerical facts, well OK if you paid the same price per unit ounce for your spring water bottles, as is the price per fluid ounce of soda. The numbers that appear look quite ridiculous when compared after a while, so the undeniable determining factor to result from all this is 8.
- The 8's significance is that It's a divisor that stands to be the saw thumb here in these shocking stats, and when you multiply 8 to the total of annual cost of soda what is end result is $16,128. [(This multiple is the unit conversion factor of 1gallon or 128 ounces to 16 ounces, which is also factor of 0.125) 16 ounces = 0.125 gallons]
This is a shocking truth, and people deserve to know more
Surviving any economic collapse is about savings & good health
This is a very significant number when you think about potential savings one has done simply by substituting the water purchase which in fact again is half of the cost of soda, but 8 times more in volume.
An entire family can live off and drink these gallons of water while saving a grand total of $14,112 dollars, because that number would of been how much more they had spent for purchasing 8 times as much soda's to equate to how much water in gallons and in ounces they could get if water cost the same price per fluid of 16 ounce containers, and if they actually got the same volume of soda as water for the year at the $2 valued price per 16 ounces of water.
The economic factual break down
Once all is said and done, you may want to evaluate all of your other expenses you and your family are contributing to on a daily basis, and take a full scale reassessment as to what your purchasing habits are. Map them out in detail, think of a wise action plan to tackle each and every one as was done here in this cost analysis, and volume comparison.
From that point, you'll be able to figure out many more smart methods to survive, that also add to your overall health awareness and longevity to live a more economically feasible life.
Video up above was part I
Here comes part 2 of the financial crisis issues dealing with credit, and banking, so if you're a tad bit interested in learning more take a look at the one below as well, if you indeed gave the other a try.
This information isn't that of the authors of this article, but is a much more clear approach to help people understand, what it is to participate in the credit taking, and making economy of our global economic system.
- There are loads more examples to use if you thinking you need to save money, rather then spend or join in on hurting the economy further. (Prime example is to simply quit smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, and doing illegal drugs, because the price for a box of them cancer sticks is astronomical today, and them death dealers have surely earned enough already.)
What to do about Credit Cards and Taking Loans
The smartest thing to do, and that of the most obvious is to never participate in the whole crediting schemes that goes on, and mostly starting when a child reaches the college zone, with student loans.
Credit card debt is a known killer of financial promise for anyone, and no matter how much money one may have, earn, win by default or inherit by a chanced occurrence in ones life.
Taking out loans from any creditor, banking agency (Example: taking out home loans) or the likes, is the other monetary down slope to turn to as an option for survival, and so with that well known fact stated, which is primarily the reason for most economic crisis to occur in fact.
We the people must stand firm on our own solid grounds, inhibit our expenditure and or craving for that of luxury, for extravagance and all, especially if we cannot afford to have such things.
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