Are You Ready For "What If...?"

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Business/Finance

At a time when we see and hear about things going crazy on a daily basis; insane storms and natural disasters of Biblical proportions, the very real threat of external and internal attack, EMP’s, and other horrific scenarios such as economic collapses, we have to be ready for the “what if.”

You don’t own insurance for your home, car, business, health and life because you really want to; you own it because you want to be ready to protect yourself and your family, and you know it is better to have them and not need them, than to need them and not have them.  You probably own a gun or several for the same reasons..!  

So what if you woke up tomorrow and you notice that there are no lights on, your computer won’t turn on, your cell phone is either dead or if you’re among the few lucky ones, scratchy at best.  Then you take a walk outside and notice some of your neighbors wandering about experiencing the same thing, all wondering what might be going on.  Next you decide to jump in your car to take a drive and check the surrounding area; and just as your neighbors are soon to find out about their own cars, it won’t start..!  Right about then you notice that no electronic devices are working anywhere.

Maybe someone hears something on a ham radio or something like that, and maybe you start getting some sketchy details that something really bad has happened.  Whatever authorities that might be around aren’t saying much, if anything and maybe you hear the constant drone of emergency sirens in the distance, and/or see plumes of smoke from fires.  Suddenly you might be starting to consider that maybe the proverbial “stuff has hit the fan.” 

Perhaps things aren’t quite that apocalyptic and it’s “only” a severe natural disaster such as we all witnessed recently in Louisiana, or maybe you’re one of the hundreds of thousands who just got a real scary reminder of what can happen from Hurricane Matthew and the bullet that was dodged in South Florida.  For the most part, we got lucky this time.

Do you know what you would do when an emergency like that hurricane actually does hit land..?  Do you have a plan..?  

Do you have any way of protecting yourself and your loved ones, and maybe help a neighbor..?  Do you have any sort of dry food or water supply, or a way to purify any water source you might happen upon..?  Have you stocked up on things like flashlights, batteries (which may not work) blankets, guns and ammo, MRE’s, fuel or any of the other things you might need..?  Do you have a meeting place set up or know of a place to retreat to..?  If cash should become worthless as in other places, do you have a means of tangible trade such as some sort of precious metal coins, ammo, alcohol, or other items that could become immediate currency..? You may have even discussed the possibility of such a scenario with friends in the past, and maybe you know one or two families that are “preppers” and have been impressed with their on the spot readiness.  The question still remains however; are you ready…?

If the answer to all or most of those questions is no, you really need to start thinking about it, because the reality is that while we all hope things will never deteriorate like that or a that a killer storm won’t actually land in your area, it is not a matter of if, it is really a matter of when, and you don’t want to be found lacking at a critical moment when seconds count.

My friends, you do not need to be unprepared, and you do not need to outlay a ton of money to get ready. If you visit your local “big box” outdoor sporting goods store you’ll see a number of individual emergency “bug out” items.  For the most part, you’ll find that to learn about and stock up on enough of the most important items could take months or years as you learn what you need to get and what you can do without. If you opt for one of the “bug out” packages that these stores carry, you will likely find them inadequate and priced well over a thousand dollars.

You’re going to need things like a small solar charging panel and devices that can be used with it, a real compass or two, a tent and a sleeping bag, a sharp hatchet and knife, a machete, a good fire starter, a sling shot capable of bringing down small game if you don’t have a gun, some compact fishing gear, a good first aid kit, and other assorted items; and you need it to be as compact and lite as possible.  

Enter the Ready Network.

The Ready Network is devoted to offering everything I’ve described above and a whole lot more for when the time comes to “bug out” or even if you simply want to go camping and enjoy the beauty of nature with friends and family for a weekend.  The only thing not included for obvious reasons is any sort of firearm; which I personally would suggest for anyone to add along with at least some MRE’s which will be available soon.  They also offer a great way to make some extra part time dollars or even a whole lot of dollars by sharing the products with your family and friends.

I invite you to visit the Ready Network website here to learn more about the product line and opportunity, and call with any questions.  Don’t keep putting it off; if you’re like many people, you’ve waited and thought about this long enough; the time to do something about it is now before the next whatever hits.  


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Never pay for Auto maintenance or repairs again…..*

Written by David DiCrescenzo on . Posted in Business/Finance

Picture this.  You’re driving along to or from work, or maybe just a leisurely cruise, when suddenly and for no reason, your ride just stops and leaves you stranded, and facing a potentially budget busting repair bill.

If you’re like most people and have been driving for a while, this will probably become a reality one day.  Even if it doesn’t, because you’re the type who maintains your ride according to manufacturer recommendations, you will still find yourself with an average of about $1200* - $1500* a year in routine maintenance.  Such maintenance includes oil changes, brakes, batteries, tires, tune-ups, (yeah, they still do them) and all the rest.

What if I told you that this condition could become a thing of the past?  What if I told you that there is a way to never pay for a scheduled maintenance or emergency repair ever again?  What if I told you that what I’m talking about amounts to just about a third of your normal maintenance/repair expense per year?

You might think me crazy; however I assure you that I’m not.  In fact, there is such a program available right now, and it’s called  

I sat down with President and Founder Nathan Reardon the other day and he explained to me how simple his program is. In a nutshell, once you become a member, you no longer have to worry about the cost of maintaining or repairing your vehicle.  Those costs are covered 100% with no deductible or fine print as long as you remain a member.  

Here’s where it gets really beautiful.  Have you ever brought your vehicle to your mechanic for a concern and he calls you later with the bad news that you need an expensive repair?  Then, lo and behold, after you begrudgingly authorize him to fix it, he found something else that needed fixing while he was doing it?  Your heart starts beating a little faster, you start a little mental panic…that brother-in-law that knows about cars isn’t available, and you have to decide right then and there to believe the mechanic and spend way more money than you have available.

How cool would it be if that whole dynamic was gone?  How cool would it be if you brought your car in for a repair or maintenance and they discovered some stuff you didn’t even know about….and they just fixed it, and you owe them nothing?!  That’s right, you owe them nothing, because you are a member and, accept for body, glass, and trim work your membership covers all repairs to your vehicle…including “wear” items.

Did you ever have a belt or hose go and take the water pump with it, the A/C is suddenly not so cold, maybe the power steering pump stopped pumping, or the brakes stopped stopping?  Maybe the starter and/or battery have seen better days, or maybe even the engine seized and is now a useless block of metal?!  Name the problem, it’s covered.  Period!  

No more calls from “Joe the mechanic” with additional bad news.  If a tech detects an issue with your vehicle, he/she will simply fix it and get you on the road again as soon as possible.  If it’s a major thing, they’ll let you know the time frame and help you with alternate transportation while the repair is made.

Sounds too good to be true doesn’t it?  Well, I’m here to tell you, this is the real deal, and it works as follows.

All registered vehicles that are within 15 years of the date of manufacture and under 300,000 miles are eligible for membership.  You simply bring your car in for an original and thorough inspection, which is going to cost you $49.99*, because naturally they can't just let you sign up with a major problem on your hands; after all, business is business.  

Once the car is inspected and approved by MembershipAuto’s ASE Certified techs, starting on day one, if/when something comes up, they own it.  Your responsibility is to keep your monthly membership fees up to date and come in for free appointments.  That’s it.

Additionally, since they are about to go national, it doesn’t matter where you are when you need service.  Simply open up your app and find a nearby location…they’ll do the rest.

There is another feature that is part of membership.  At some point your vehicle may cross the line where repairing/maintaining it is no longer viable, and when that day comes, is able to assist you in purchasing a reliable replacement vehicle via its affiliated network of certified new and used car dealerships.

At this point you’re probably thinking, “yeah, but how much is the membership?”  Good question…glad you asked.

The program is simple.  On the low end with a 4 Cylinder vehicle you’re looking at $39.99* per month.  On the high end with a “Premium” vehicle, you’re looking at $99.99* per month.  By “Premium” they are talking about luxury lines of vehicles that simply cost more to repair.

Okay, you probably have a few questions right about now, and if you CLICK HERE for the short video, those questions will be answered.  If you still have questions, you can contact the company via the WEBSITE and leave a question, and you’ll get a prompt response, probably from Nathan himself.

By the way, Nathan knows that people also own, operate and maintain Motorcycles, Boats, ATV’s, Snowmobiles, Lawn Mowers, Farm Tractors, etc.  There will be programs for all of those items, so once you’re happy with what they do for your main ride, you can trust them with your other equipment.   

So there it is, finally, an auto repair company you can trust to take proper care of your vehicle without costing you an arm and a leg.  Refreshing, don’t you think?

Cds made tapes obsolete. DVD made VHS obsolete. Membership Auto made paying for vehicle service and repairs obsolete.

 ~Nathan Reardon, President/Founder 

You can also find and follow Membership Auto on all major Social Media by clicking whichever you prefer: Facebook, Twitter, YoutubePinterestInstagram, and Foursquare.

*See associate for details.

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Another Financial Exec found dead

Written by Fox News on . Posted in Business/Finance

Publisher's note:  Something very strange is going on in the financial world as the bodies of executives are stacking up like cord wood as one after one is meeting their end via mysterious circumstances.

Fox News:  It appears Bitcoin’s recent turmoil has claimed its first life.

Autumn Ratke a 28-year-old American CEO of bitcoin exchange firm First Meta was found dead in her Singapore apartment on Feb. 28.  Local media are calling it a suicide, but Singapore officials are waiting for toxicology test results. Ratke formerly worked with Apple and other Silicon Valley tech firms on developing digital payment systems.

Ratke’s death brings the number of questionable financial sector deaths this year to eight. On Feb. 18 a 33-year-old JPMorgan finance pro leaped to his death the roof of the JPMorgan’s 30-story Hong Kong office tower.

Li Junjie’s suicide marked the third mysterious death of a JPMorgan banker. So far, there is no other known link between any of the deaths.

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Chi-coms preparing 'Red Dawn' to squeeze US Dollar?!

Written by Freedom Outpost on . Posted in Business/Finance

Publisher's note:  With many signs pointing to our economic collapse, this well laid out article clearly reveals how close we could be.  Add this to what might happen should the Saudis decide one fine morning that they no longer will accept US Dollars as payment for their oil, (one of the only things keeping our currency afloat, I might add), and it is clear we are in deep 'kimshee.'

Freedom Outpost:  In order for our current level of debt-fueled prosperity to continue, the rest of the world must continue to use our dollars to trade with one another and must continue to buy our debt at ridiculously low interest rates. Of course the number one foreign nation that we depend on to participate in our system is China. China accounts for more global trade than anyone else on the planet (including the United States), and most of that trade is conducted in U.S. dollars. This keeps demand for our dollars very high, and it ensures that we can import massive quantities of goods from overseas at very low cost. As a major exporting nation, China ends up with gigantic piles of our dollars. They lend many of those dollars back to us at ridiculously low interest rates. At this point, China owns more of our national debt than any other country does. But if China was to decide to quit playing our game and started moving away from U.S. dollars and U.S. debt, our economic prosperity could disappear very rapidly. Demand for the U.S. dollar would fall and prices would go up. And interest rates on our debt and everything else in our financial system would go up to crippling levels. So it is absolutely critical to our financial future that China continues to play our game.

Unfortunately, there are signs that China has now decided to start looking for a smooth exit from the game. In November, I wrote about how the central bank of China has announced that it is "no longer in China’s favor to accumulate foreign-exchange reserves". That means that the pile of U.S. dollars that China is sitting on is not going to get any higher.

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Fans revving up for Economic Calamity?!

Written by Fox Business on . Posted in Business/Finance

Publisher's note:  It looks like major financial trouble brewing just a bit south of the border in Argentina, and it also looks like this could a lot of financial fecal matter to hit the fan.  Buckle up America!

Fox News:  Emerging markets have descended into chaos in recent days as investors worry about the fallout of Fed tapering and grapple with ineffective governments.

Nowhere are those concerns more clear than in Argentina, which in recent days has become the epicenter of emerging-market turmoil as its currency has plummeted 20% this month alone.

The trouble in Argentina and other emerging markets appears to be having a spillover effect on developed markets like the U.S., where the Dow Industrials are on track for their worst week in eight months.

“Companies and investors that deal in emerging markets also deal in developed markets’ stocks. When crazy stuff happens, correlations approach unity. We forget this over and over again, and at our own peril,” Michael Block, chief strategist at Rhino Trading Partners, wrote in a note to clients on Friday. 

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