Personal finance | Alex Veiga
Be prepared if the end is near (or not)
The Mayan calendar is supposed to end next week, and that has led some to believe we’re on a countdown to global apocalypse. The gambling website MyTopSportsbooks.com puts the odds of the world’s ending on Dec. 21 at 300 million to 1. But that’s not keeping some believers from stockpiling food and preparing to flee urban areas. Whether you fall into that camp or are decidedly more skeptical, being prepared to ride out everything from a worldwide cataclysm to the aftermath of a hurricane begins with getting one’s finances in order.