How to Stay Safe During a Thunderstorm

I am sure that you have heard the common sayings about lightning such as lightning never strikes the same place twice or, it always strikes the tallest object. Well, don’t listen to that as they are nothing other than myth. Lightning doesn’t care about whether somewhere has already been struck before, it simply heads for the best conductor. Thunderstorms can happen at any time of the year but it is those that occur during the…

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What Should be in a Car Emergency Kit?

Let’s assume that it is late at night and you are on your way back home after work. You are headed down a dark country road when suddenly, the steering wheel tugs in your hands and the car is hard to control. You manage to stop the vehicle and when you get out, you realize you have a flat tire and no spare. You are fine providing that you have roadside assistance and a working cell…

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What Will Happen if the Economy Collapses?

Todays post comes courtesy of InternationalMan.com Historically, when a nation’s debt exceeds its ability to repay even the interest, it can be assumed that the currency will collapse. Typically, governments exacerbate the situation by printing large amounts of currency notes in an effort to inflate the problem away, or at least postpone it. The greater the level of debt, the more dramatic the inflation must be to counter it. The more dramatic the inflation, the…

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Staying Safe When Using an ATM

Does Reverse PIN Protection Really Work at an ATM?

It seems that on social media, especially Facebook, I am seeing every year that somebody on my friends list is sharing the image claiming that if somebody tries to rob you at an ATM, you put your PIN number in reverse to alert the police. I think it is time to clear this up once and for all. You can view the image in question below: I am sure you have seen the above image…

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What to do if You’re Being Followed on Foot

I think most of us have experienced the feeling at some point or another that we are being watched or followed and it isn’t a nice feeling. Most of the time it doesn’t come to anything and it is just our imagination overreacting. But what happens when those fears are correct? If you believe that someone is following you, we have some practical tips that will help you to keep a level head and stay…

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