ALBERT HERTER

MY 12 SUGGESTED STEPS TO PREPARE FOR ‘GREAT DEPRESSION II’ , THE SEQUEL

In Uncategorized on December 19, 2008 at 23:43

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I’M NOT MAKING ANY BETS/MOVES TILL I SEE HOW BAD THIS IS GOING TO GET.   IN   THE SHORT-TERM CASH WILL BE KING.

NO CUTTING BACK POUR MOI SINCE I’M LIVING BELOW MY MEANS FOREVER. THE ART OF LIVING POOR.

COSTS ME A DOLLAR TOTAL TO GET OUT TO JFK ON THE SUBWAY/BUS. A TRAIN TO LEFFERTS BLVD.; FORGETABOUT THE AIR TRAIN AT FIVE BUCKS!

MANY ASK WHAT’S MY GUESS ABOUT HOW LONG THIS IS GOING TO LAST?  Three to five YEARS IS MY GUESS.

MY SUGGESTIONS:

1. FOR A MONTH KEEP TRACK IN A SMALL NOTEBOOK—DON’T BUY ONE—OF EVERY PENNY YOU SPEND.

2. REVIEW EACH BILL YOU PAY OR HAVE PAID. NEED ALL THOSE CABLE CHANNELS? THE LATTES? THE SMOKES? THE CLEANERS? THE MAID TWICE A WEEK?

THINK SIMPLE LIVING. QUAKERS AS THE STANDARD. PAY OFF ALL CREDIT BILLS.

3. SELL ANYTHING YOU DON’T USE, WANT, NEED, OR ARE JUST STORING FOR POSTERITY, THE CHILDREN,  FOR A RAINY DAY.

4. WALK , USE PUBLIC TRANSIT, USE YOUR BIKE, CAR POOL.

5. GENERIC DRUGS.

6. COOK/ENTERTAIN AT HOME. POTLUCKS. CHEAPER, EASIER, NICER, MORE FUN.

7. MEND CLOTHES, DARN SOCKS, TURN OFF LIGHTS, RE-HEAT LEFTOVERS. THINK SMALL, CHEAP, AFFORDABLE.

8. START TO GET THE DRIFT THAT THE LANDSCAPE HAS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY.

9. LOOK FOR REVENUE CENTERS THAT YOU CAN PROFIT FROM: RENT A SMALL ROOM AS AN OFFICE FOR SOMEONE WHO WILL USE IT; THE GARAGE; THE BASEMENT FOR STORAGE.

10. GET ONTO CRAIGSLIST AND MINE THOSE WATERS.TO SELL , TO RENT, TO EXCHANGE APTS. RATHER THAN USE HOTELS. BARTER SERVICES.

11. PLAN A VEGGIE GARDEN, YOU DO TOMATOES, THE NEIGHBORS DO CORN/BEANS/SQUASH. YOU SHARE THE HARVEST /TOOLS/KNOWLEDGE WITH EACH OTHER.

12. COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS. BE GOOD TO YOURSELF. HEALTH IS NUMBER ONE ON MY LIST. EAT BETTER, EAT LESS, TAKE YOGA/WALKS/BIKE RIDES. VOLUNTEER TO GET OUT OF THE APT/HOUSE, GET YOU IN TOUCH WITH OTHERS LESS FORTUNATE. DDAGTM—–AN IN MESSAGE FOR FRIENDS OF BILL’S…..

WANT WHAT YOU HAVE.

DO WHAT YOU CAN.

BE WHO YOU ARE.

AL HERTER IN A SNOWY MAGICAL MANHATTAN.sc002b46ed2

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  1. what a great site and informative posts, I will add a backlink and bookmark your site. Keep up the good work!

    I’m Out! 🙂

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