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Survey: 40 Percent Of Americans Have $500 Or Less In Savings

As a part of preparedness, cash isn’t on the top of the list. Put your money into things that would not only sustain you and your family, but also can be used to barter with. This article is another example as to how cash poor we are today.

Preying on the Poor

Individually the poor are not too tempting to thieves, for obvious reasons. Mug a banker and you might score a wallet containing a month’s rent. Mug a janitor and you will be lucky to get away with bus fare to flee the crime scene. But as Business Week helpfully pointed out in 2007, the poor in aggregate provide a juicy target for anyone depraved enough to make a business of stealing from them.