if you had $100 how much would you spend?
how much would you save? how would you
spend it? how would you save it?
extended: 1000? 10000?
for example: using your Grandmother's experience,
and the 100 limit, would you save ALL of it?
if you could prepare before the crisis....
would you save it in paper money? silver/gold?
bottom line, i'm looking for numbers.
just an opinion:
if 100, then save save 100% in paper money.
if 1000, save 50% in money and spend 50% on food.
if 10000, 3000 money/3000 gold/3000 food/1000 guns+ammo.
please let me know your way of handling the above amounts.
Man, that's hard. I've probably answered such a question a dozen times, and i doubt I ever gave the same reply. And how could I? If you have 10.000, should you put 30% on gold, or 54%, or 44%??
As of today, and not taking into account the infinite variables that affect people in a case per case basis:
100: Dude, that's kind of low. Work hard on saving more money for sure. :-)
Other than a used Kbar knife, a cheapo LED flashlight using AA batteries, I'd put most of that into buying food and storing water using used soda bottles.
1000: Looking better but not much. Buy a gun if you dont own one already. A box of ammo, spare magazine, holster, food, some basic gear(you can now afford some camping gear for improvised shelter), used multitool on ebay, flashlight(get a headlamp too), spare batteries, first aid kit, food, and keep a couple hundred bucks cash for emergencies.
3000:Same as above, but include an AK and a couple extra mags, more ammo for both guns. You might want to put 500 bucks into silver and 500 spare cash.
10000: Same as above. but put 50% of the rest into precious metals, gold but mostly silver.1oz, and "junk" silver coins, junk gold can't hurt either if the price is right. You might want to add a 22LR handgun or rifle, and spare AK and Glock
+10000:Start looking into Swiss bank accounts (easier to open than most people think) and investing in real estate, since the price has gone down a lot in some places. AS of today, I'd keep 1/2 of my money in PM and for bigger amounts I'd invest it in real estate.