If you’re like most people today, you rarely carry cash because you use a credit or debit card to make almost all of your purchases. While cards can be convenient and compact, they can also present a problem in an emergency.
In the event of a wide-spread power outage, think about how quickly it would become difficult to access your own money. If the power goes out (which has been happening more often this winter), stores won’t be able to run their card machines, you won’t be able to access your online banking information, and no ATMs will be running. Those who rely solely on using cards for purchases will be in a bind.
“It is better to be prepared 10-years before a disaster then not prepared 1-day after a disaster”