Surviving When You’re “Busted”

Johnny Cash and a few others down through the years have recorded an old country song called "Busted" whose lyrics seem appropriate for these times.  The song is the first person account of a man describing his financial woes in the South.  When he goes to his brother to borrow money, he finds his brother was about to come to him for the same thing! 


I’d like to share the lyrics with you, but due to copyright restrictions, I can’t post them.  If you’re curious, you can see them by clicking here.


It could be that we’re in a depression, and it may prove to be unique, but what we’re going through now isn’t yet as bad as it could be, nor is it particularly unusual in the big scheme of things.  Empires rise and fall.  Eras change.  New systems come into play.  That may very well be what we’re seeing now.


            Enough philosophy though.  When you’re “busted,” you’re just trying to get by from day to day.  That’s why Living on a Dime is linked on the sidebar at the right.  They’ve got basic, down to earth information you can use about saving money, getting out of debt, and just getting by when there’s less money to go around.


            For example, check out Living on a Dime’s “Grocery Shopping On A Budget e-Course,” where you discover how to save, stretch and get more for your food dollars.  Or there’s “Winning The Credit Card Game” that shows you that getting Out of Debt Is Easier Than You Think.  You can stop worrying about finances and rapidly eliminate debt.  One family was able to pay off $20,000 in credit card debt in 5 years on $22,000 a year Income.


Then there’s “Penny Pinchin’ Mama: 500 ways I lived on $500 a month” that gives the account of how a single mother of two started her own business without any capital and paid off $35,000 debt in 5 years on $1,000 a month income. This book is filled with practical, everyday ideas to help anyone stretch a small income.


            There are several other e-books and print books listed on Living on a Dime’s site, but you get the idea.  Living on a Dime shares the experiences of real people dealing with real financial problems.


 To get a really great deal on practical financial wisdom, get Living on a Dime’s E-book Extravaganza, a set of 13 popular money-saving Living On A Dime e-books.  They call it The Big Enchilada, and it’s offered at an incredible discount price.


            If you need some genuinely practical advice because you’re “busted,” or close to it, and don’t know what to do, check out Living on a Dime by clicking here.  Why pay a financial counselor when Living on a Dime has already blazed a trail you can follow with confidence?


Author: John Wesley Smith

John Wesley Smith writes and podcasts from his home in Central Missouri. His goal is to help preppers as he continues along his own preparedness journey.

2 thoughts on “Surviving When You’re “Busted””

  1. I prepped my butt off in college and I was pretty broke. It happened because I made a conscious choice and an effort. I got a snub nosed .38 by saving 5-10 dollars a week. Man I wanted that gun and every week it was a conscious choice. I can go out to dinner tonight/ have a couple drinks at the bar or save a few bucks for that snub nosed .38. Maybe because of that sacrifice that gun means more to me then lots of others do. I got canned food every week, whatever was on sale. I ate cheap to save money so I could put more towards preps.

    Now that throwing five or ten of whatever into the grocery cart is not an issue it is sort of different. It is easier but there is less joy in it. The sacrifice of not getting something that I wanted (I was poor in college) in order to buy those few cans or food or whatnot made them far more valuable to me.

  2. Wow, what a great testimonial for self discipline, and a good example for others to follow as well.


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