I stumbled upon this blog that was written by a man who grew up in the USA but moved to Argentina and lived through their 2001 economic collapse. He offers insight and advice from someone who as lived through what I believe will be happening here very soon. Call me an alarmist, but google "dollar collapse" and do some research and you'll see what I mean.
Anyway, I hope you'll enjoy this as much as I did. It takes a while to read, but it's well worth it.
SURVIVING IN ARGENTINA: Thoughts on Urban Survival (2005)