Living in an Imperial World: Qui bono?
Read this article on some strangely-undiscussed background to the current financial crisis.
Consider the implications; Jim Wille will prime your thought-pump.
Analyze what steps such a powerful creditor might take in the near future, especially as those steps would impact you and your family.
Then go back to preparations.
When the Dragon is angry, the wise peasant stays out of his reach.