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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Pillars of Self Reliance

Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

“No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse.”
Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture


Everything is Rosy in Oz


Historically, the economy picks up somewhat during an election cycle…Yet, despite an uptick in employment [even auto unions are readying themselves to ask for more money] and a rosy picture painted by Obama:

>Most of us can feel what is coming.  According to Gallup, the number of Americans that believe that the economy is getting worse is almost 50 percent higher than the number of Americans that believe that the economy is getting better.

>Consumer spending in the United States has just plummeted to multi-year lows.


Like so much of the economy, durable goods orders (think autos and home appliances) are down one month and up the next. Sometimes consumers are optimistic and other times not so much. No clear trend in the economy is evident.

What does that mean for you and me? It means that we should be ready for a so-so economy. Don't assume that your job is secure for the longer term.

Be cautious with your finances. Now is not the time to abandon the frugal ways that you've acquired over the past few years. Many people were burned by the recession of 2008 because they had a lot of debt and had little foresight or much in the way of a backup plan.


Never count on a politician, regardless of party to fix things…[When I was born, we were the most prosperous nation on the planet, now, we are broke, losing our privacy and freedoms and the fat cats are getting fatter at our expense].



Personal liberty is deteriorating. People are being trained -- from cradle to the grave -- to fear their governments



The Six Pillars of Self-Reliance

Financial Sovereignty in the 21st Century

By Sovereign Man

1. Move your money to safety – Foreign banking

We grow up thinking banks are the bastions of safety and security. It must be safe, after all, it’s a bank!

But with the multitude of bank crises and panics throughout history and just in the past few years it’s clear that this trust is deeply unfounded. Not only are many Western banks in the US and Europe borderline insolvent, but there are also multitudes of government bureaucrats with the power to freeze your bank account with the push of a button.

You don’t even have to do anything wrong, because with the thousands of laws and regulations that exist today practically everyone is a criminal. There are many better and far safer places to store your life savings and retirement than in Western banks loaded with toxic debt. Moving your money to a bank with healthy balance sheets in a strong banking jurisdiction is a key step to secure your financial future.

Singapore. Hong Kong. Norway. There are good options out there that suit everyone, and today it’s totally possible to open a foreign bank account and move your money overseas straight from your living room. Foreign banking is no longer just for the mega rich.

2. Establish new roots abroad – Second residence and second passport

We’d like to live in a world where no passports are required, but we don’t live in that world. We live in a world of bureaucracy, red tape, and arbitrary distinctions between countries.

Therefore, it’s necessary to work within the system and make preparations so that you’re not chained to any one piece of land -- this means establishing residency and/or acquiring a second passport. Now, there’s a lot of benefits to expatriating.

Better lifestyle and career opportunities, lower cost of living, lower taxes, better climate. But even if you have no plans of leaving your country of birth behind it’s still fully possible to establish a “residency flag” abroad. Why?

Because a second passport is a really useful insurance policy in the event of things like social unrest, political turmoil, major lawsuit, economic collapse, etc. Problem is, there is little accurate information out there about how to actually obtain a second passport or establish residency, and that’s why thousands of people find our information so valuable.

3. Don’t bet your life on a single currency – Alternative stores of value

We may be able to agree that major fiat currencies like the dollar, pound, euro, and yen are all ‘headed to zero.’

In fact, the US dollar is well on its way to zero having lost 96% of its value since 1913. Much is written in the financial blogosphere about the fundamental weaknesses of these currencies, and of the massive, untenable debts that their governments have assumed.

But what does it actually mean when a major currency ‘goes to zero’? How will the world function afterward? How will we know when it’s happening? And most importantly, how can you protect yourself?

At Sovereign Man we strongly believe in alternative currencies and stores of value such as physical gold and silver (preferably stored safely offshore), fertile farmland, real estate, profitable businesses, etc. But alternative currencies and stores of value are not enough…

4. Rely on yourself – Personal resilience in a fragile world

Let’s be realistic. If the worst would happen where you live, if “shit hits the fan” so to speak, then neither your paper money nor gold or silver coins might not be of much help initially.

Truth is, you might have a hard time putting food on the table during a crisis, considering supermarket shelves are emptied within hours, and you certainly can’t eat gold.

Now, resilience is the ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.And it’s easier to adjust to misfortune or change if you don’t have all your eggs in the same basket.

This applies to investing, where you keep your savings, and where you get your food and water. Having a back up plan for a sustainable food and water source makes all the sense in the world considering how centralized and fragile the production and distribution systems are today.

5. Grow your wealth – Entrepreneurship and private investments

We believe that in order to achieve true freedom, you have to be able to make money We also believe you have to be able to control your time, and eliminate the mindset that you are subject to a corrupt government that is bent on degrading your personal liberty.

You don’t have to be a slave to geography anymore; live where you want, how you want.

You can take control of your time and spend it how you want, not how others tell you

You can live a luxurious and worry-free lifestyle overseas that would be unaffordable elsewhere

You can make money anywhere, whether it’s China, Panama, New Zealand, or online

You can mix and mingle with the absolute elite.

6. Protect what you hold dear – Asset protection and privacy

We all know that your government is spying on you, and considering they are near bankruptcy you can also be fairly certain that they have their eyes on your money.

Now, whether they come after your savings or your retirement account or a bigger chunk of your pay-check we can’t know, but we can be sure that someone will have to pay for the fiscal irresponsibility of your government, and it sure won’t be the politicians or the financial elite that sponsor their campaigns.

Here’s the good news, though: By diversifying your life and assets properly, on a global scale, you’ll be safer and better off than 99% of your fellow citizens, no matter what happens.

By being proactive instead of reactive to what politicians and central bankers do, you effectively take back control over your life.

And by taking a few easy steps to protect your offline and online privacy you’ll also have higher privacy than 99% of the population.

True privacy is precious these days and can even be a life saver.

[Ed. note: I’ve been following Sovereign Man for a while.  If you’re not already an “insider,” click here to learn more and sign up for free.]

Yours for surviving stupid times,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’



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