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The Austerity Diaries: Creating a Budget…and Sticking to It

Sticking to a budget

With careful planning, you can keep everyone happy, have the occasional treat, and still stick to your budget.

The Austerity Diaries

The Austerity Diaries

Refuse to take part in the nation’s economic collapse. Take control of your life by taking control of meeting your own needs.

Report: Food Prices Skyrocket: “We’re Going to Have a Major Problem Coming Into the Fall”


There is no ability in the economy to absorb such price increases as productivity and unit labor cost figures have shown. Instead, what this will produce is recession — deep recession.

17 Facts To Show To Anyone That Believes That The U.S. Economy Is Just Fine


No, the economy is most definitely not “recovering”. Despite what you may hear from the politicians and from the mainstream media, the truth is that the U.S. economy is in far worse shape than it was prior to the last recession.

The Reckoning: “All Evidence Points to US Economic Failure in 2014″


There are terrifying events on the horizon. Most people haven’t a clue and won’t until it’s already too late to act.

16 Signs That Most Americans Are NOT PREPARED For The Coming Economic Collapse


Over the past several years, the U.S. economy has been relatively stable. And that is a good thing. But it has also lulled millions upon millions of people into a false sense of security and complacency.

TSHTF Inflation: “What YOU Will Pay for What You Need to Survive”

tshtf inflation

This extremely informative article has been generously contributed by John Galt. Follow his John Galt FLA website for essential news, informative analysis and a truly unique perspective on global happenings. Be sure to check out his widely popular The Day The Dollar Died series available for free online, as well as John’s latest The YearRead the Rest…

Weathering the Economic Collapse: Can You Reduce Any of These 10 Fixed Expenses?

dust storm

The bells are tolling on the American economy.  Every day, another expert is warning us of the imminent demise of our way of life. If you’re paying attention, you can see it coming, like some huge storm system, bearing down on you. You don’t stand there and wait for itRead the Rest…

How to Survive a Personal Economic Collapse


With all that is being written about the national economic collapse, people seem to be waiting for some huge event. However, for many North Americans, the collapse is here. This isn’t relegated to only lower income neighborhoods.  As an article from a Cinncinnati new station stated, “Hunger doesn’t know aRead the Rest…

Omen for Americans: Malnutrition Doubles in the UK as the Economy Collapses

hungry kids

  A report in the UK Daily Mail says that hospitalization cases for treatment of malnutrition have doubled over the past 5 years. The increase is linked to Britain’s crippling economic downturn. Easington MP Grahame Morris, who sits on the House of Commons health select committee, told the Chronicle thatRead the Rest…

The “Average” EBT User May Not Be Who You’d Expect

working poor

When people think of the average EBT (Electronic Benefits Transfer) card user, they envision a career welfare recipient who has 12 kids by 11 different prison-residing fathers.  Because of this notion, when the story broke this weekend about the EBT system failure, many of the responses were quite cold, callous,Read the Rest…

It’s Here: The Stealth Collapse of the American Economy


The Economic Collapse….people envision bank runs, life WROL (without rule of law), piles of worthless currency, rampant homelessness, and breathless news reports on CNN and the network channels (if you happen to still have access to a television, that is). They imagine a grim, gray world, devoid of entertainment, withRead the Rest…

What Does It Mean to “Prepare for the Economic Collapse”?


Last week I wrote an article in response to the media’s vilification of preppers in the aftermath of the horrible tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.  The article was quoted in an article on, to my great astonishment, and that is when I saw how little most people understand about prepping.Read the Rest…