As I read and learn from Turd's site, I need to ask for some more advice to consider from members. I have written in the past that my husband is not for PMs [in which I have have] and feel the economy is fairing pretty well. As many write here about their own family/friends, he views my thoughts out there in re of preparing. We do have a small farm in which I grow/can, etc but the family still will only partake in boxed prepared foods/fast food.
There are other problems with finances in our family. Filed for bankruptcy and paying, like many others, a mortgage for a home that has lost its value quite a bit.
But there is a bigger issue that hangs over me and I look to you folks to possibly provide me with some thoughts to consider in re of what I am asking.
I have inherited a home from my parents and have held on to it for about 4 years now. I struggle whether to sell it or not. It seems to be holding its value here in this area. Possibly purchase something smaller in size and rent it out and look into what to do with the extra cash that would come from the home if I can sell it.
I also ponder over whether to rent the current inherited home as well but need to really wonder if it's worth the screening of possible renters, getting into unknown legal battles etc.
What I would like is for my husband and I to do a short sale of our current home, sell the inherited home and move into a lesser of a home and be debt free, but he won't do it. He and I are at opposite ends of our views of the economy and preparing.
I have joined a preppers group to educate myself in re of how I can protect, to the best I can, myself and family. I do this cause I need some sort of support system, as I gain from Turd's site. Been part of this community for a good 2 years and have learned so much from all of you. Miss Shill too!!
Hope to hear back with some suggestions in which a 54yo gal needs. The *preparing* journey is a lonely one with no companion to travel it with.