Being Prepared

Be Prepared is the motto of the Boy Scouts of America. This motto should apply to every American. Every day disasters (manmade and natural), accidents, job loss, and any other manner of unexpected events can happen that can seriously jeopardize our families. Spending some time to plan and make preparations beforehand can save a lot of headaches if the unexpected does happen. 

February 28, 2023 is when our contract with Caterpillar ends. Hopefully those negotiations go smoothly and we all are able to benefit from a good agreement. In the event that they do not, we all need to be prepared for a radical change in our lifestyle to meet the needs of the situation. This means looking for ways to cut your expenses now and saving money where you can. offers several financial ideas to help you prepare now.