Could You Survive Another Great Depression?
How much credit card debt do you have?
Some - you could pay it off in a few months
So much that you don't know when you'll pay it off
Are you employed?
Yes, full time
Yes, but you don't get the hours you want
No, but you are actively looking for a job
No, you can't be employed right now
Do you have an emergency fund?
You have enough money to cover a year or more of expenses
You have enough money to cover six to nine months of expenses
You have a couple months expenses in the bank
You have a couple weeks expenses in the bank
Do you own a home?
Yes, you own a home - and you have over 20% of paid for outright
Yes, you own a home - but you have very little equity in it
Yes, you own a home - but you can't afford your mortgage
No, but you have affordable rent
No, and you can hardly afford you rent
Do you know how to build a fire?
Do you have any silver or gold?
How much non perishable food do you have?
Enough to last you a year or more
Enough to last you months
Enough to last you a couple weeks
Your pantry is pretty bare
How much do you rely on prepackaged foods?
Not much, you cook pretty much everything from scratch.
A fair amount, but you can cook from scratch if you need to.
Almost completely. You cook from a box.
Not much, because you rarely eat at home.
Do you grow your own food?
Yes, you grow so much food that you have extra to give away to neighbors
You have a decent sized garden
You have a small garden for herbs
Can you get around to shops and work by bike, public transportation, or walking?
Yes, you are car-free or practically car free.
You only use your car on occasion.
It's about a 50-50 split between using your car and using another mode of transportation.
No, you drive everywhere.
How much of your salary do you spend each week?
75% or less
You spend more than you make
Can you easily go without extras like cable tv and restaurant meals?
You already do
You're pretty sure you could
Only if you absolutely had to
How is your health?
You are in excellent health
You are in fair heath - you have a couple minor health problems
You are in poor health, and it's expensive to take care of
Do you own a weapon?
You own a gun (or guns) and ammo
You have a weapon of some sort
What describes the area you live in?
What sort of climate do you live in?
Temperate - it doesn't get very cold or very hot
Warm / Mild - The winters are tolerable
Average - It snows a good deal in the winter
Cold - Winters are long and rough
Do you trust and know your neighbors?
Yes, on both counts
You know them, and you trust a few of them
You don't know your neighbors
You know them, but you don't trust them
Do you know how to use tools and fix things?
You know the basics
Compared to most people, how much stuff do you have?
You have more stuff than the average person
You have about the average amount of stuff
You have less stuff than the average person
Compared to the average person, you have hardly anything
Are you good at entertaining yourself if the electricity is out?
As good as someone can be
Reading by candlelight sounds sort of fun
No, you go crazy if your cable or internet is out
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