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Worried about doomsday scenarios? Experts say preparing begins with getting finances in order
The Mayan calendar is supposed to end next week and that has led some to believe we’re on a countdown to a global apocalypse.
One gambling website, MyTopSportsbooks.com, puts the odds of the world ending on Dec. 21 at 300 million to 1. But that’s not keeping some believers from stockpiling food and preparing to flee urban areas.
Whether you fall into that camp or are decidedly more skeptical, being prepared to ride out everything from a worldwide cataclysm to the aftermath of a hurricane begins with getting one’s finances in order.
“Before the disaster strikes is the time to start getting prepared, in terms of financially getting yourself out of debt and establishing some savings and supplies,” says Arthur Bradley, a NASA engineer and author of the “Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family.”
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