I wanted to point you to another blogger (the Survival Mom) who writes about preparedness that I read often. I think she is very prolific and while I think some of her advice is a bit too far out there for me, we all have our views and education of the public is her goal. This article gives some good advice on preparing financially. It does seem that the mainstream media is spending a lot of time talking about wall street, and not much time about those of us not wall street traders. So take a look at her advice, and get your financial house in order. I'm all over #2,3 & 7; but can't quite do #8 yet :).
13 ways to prepare for hyper inflation