A Sound Investment

floor safes

A recent string of burglaries in my neighborhood alerted me to a need for protection. My family’s security comes first, so I began browsing the market for home security systems. Many of these systems seemed overcomplicated and confusing, so I decided to go with some of the most simple and effective measures of protection I could find.

The first line of business was to outfit my home with an alarm system, but this isn’t a failsafe method. And even if the alarm works like it’s supposed to, the perps will still have several minutes to loot the home and get away before the authorities arrive. In order to add an extra layer of protection for my valuables, I’ve installed a couple of floor safes to keep things sealed and out of eyesight. I’ve achieved tranquil peace of mind knowing that my family can sleep soundly at night.

Keeping Cash On Hand

money safe

Having a supply on cash on hand may seem like an antiquated practice, but you can never be too careful. With all of the recent volatility in the global economy and questions about the viability of the banking industry, frankly I’m a little scared to put all of my proverbial eggs in one basket. In case of an emergency, I want to have instant access to some of my funds.

Of course, having a cache of cash out into the open isn’t advisable, so I’ve invested in a money safe for my home. I certainly don’t keep my life savings in there, and I still have a well-diversified portfolio, but it’s nice to know that if the banking system comes crashing to its knees, I’ll have a Plan B.

Wildfires Rage in Russia

Wildfires Rage in Russia

Over the last several weeks, Russia has been devastated by an unprecedented heat wave. With unrelenting temperatures in the high 90s and low 100s, drought has become a serious concern. But in recent days an even bigger threat has begun to manifest itself: fires.

Throughout several Russian provinces, rampant fires have decimated communities, leaving homes destroyed and several people killed. Seeing the pictures of families on the lawn with the few possessions they have left is just devastating. It’s horrible to see people have all of their possessions destroyed, but it’s served as a reminder to keep all of my indispensable documents sealed in fire safes.