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Thursday, October 27, 2016

21 Tips for Quitting Your Job & Becoming More Self Reliant At Home


Poor Man Survival

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"Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money, for money is men's protection and the base of a moral existence." - Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged



21 Tips for Quitting Your Job & Becoming More Self Reliant At Home

Earlier this week I posted an article about the virtues of Remote Working…this is a follow-up piece.


People working multiple part-time jobs to make ends meet is nothing new.

Many people who couldn't find good full-time employment worked multiple part-time jobs to pay the bills during the Depression. For instance, as a teen in the 1930s, my Dad raised and sold rabbits to help keep the family farm going.

During Prohibition, my mother’s side of the family sold illegal booze, candy, coffee and tobacco from a porch-front store and took in ironing for wealthier neighbors. That was common.

And, this was not just during the Depression. For most people, that was a way of life before the Industrial Revolution created big business with a full-time paycheck.

I’ve worked part time jobs since I was eleven years old starting off as a tee-up boy at an exclusive country club in the eastern suburbs of Cleveland.  [that meant I helped the teaching golf pro by bringing out a member’s golf bag, baskets of golf balls and other related duties at 50 cents an hour plus tips…I had to file tax returns at a young age].  Wealthy club members often upgraded their clubs and often simply gave me their old sets of perfectly good clubs and other equipment [which were of top notch quality] which I resold to my father’s friends at a nice profit.

  During winter months I worked as a bus boy at an International House of Pancakes and they taught me the basics of cooking [until the head waitress and manager ran off together one night after work with the days’ receipts and the place closed]…

new study from the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) finds that the "gig" economy model popularized by Uber has a lot in common with the economies of poor countries today, as well as the US and Europe before the Industrial Revolution." (link to article)

There are new opportunities to make a part-time income. It could be working for Uber or selling the crafts you make on Craigslist and Etsy. If you're looking for ways to make some extra money, take a look at this article.

Many of these jobs don't require anyone to hire you. They're the kind of jobs that you create on your own. That can be scary, but it can also be a good way to get out of debt, pay for a vacation, or add a little income to your Social Security check.

It also can be a solution for you if you can't find full-time work. It can be hard piecing together schedules when you're working two or three part-time jobs.




Yours for another revolution,

Bruce ‘the Poor Man’



Some Added Resources for the Week!






Earn money when you buy all those Thanksgiving groceries with iBotta-the rebate app has all sorts of deals, and in many cases, you don’t have to buy a particular brand.  Download the app to your phone and browse the available rebates, no need to mail in any forms, simply find the item that matches your shopping list and complete a quick task such as reading a fact to unlock the deal…then click the redeem button, take a photo of your receipt and upload into the app…once you have $5 in cash back the money is deposited into your PayPal account.  Refer friends and get a buck each time one joins.


Did you know that you could turn your vehicle into an internet-connected smart car for around $60, which could then save you money? With just a smartphone, bluetooth adapter, and the Dash app you can easily do this yourself.

4 Black Friday Secrets Retailers Won’t Tell You (Time Money): "Like the arrival of Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve, each year retailers deliver a host of deals, discounts and freebies for shoppers as part of a highly anticipated shopping event called Black Friday, which falls on the day after Thanksgiving.  Many of the deals are legitimate bargains, but others are nothing more than ordinary sales wrapped in shiny packaging. How can you tell the difference?"

10 Cheap DIY Halloween Decorating Ideas (Money Crashers): "Whether you throw a Halloween bash, or just want to impress the neighborhood trick-or-treaters with your haunted mansion, you can decorate on a budget for Halloween, and still have the most impressive house on the block."

6 tricks for veterans transitioning from college to the workplace (Military Times): "You’ve already made one major transition, learning to undo your military mindset and getting into the collegiate brain space. Now you’ve got to switch gears again, putting aside your student self as you brace to enter the world of work. Want to get through the transition intact? Here are six rookie mistakes to avoid."

Additional Resources

The Anatomy of a Breakdown

The Prepper’s Blueprint: The Step-By-Step Guide To Help You Through Any Disaster

Prepper’s Home Defense: Security Strategies to Protect Your Family by Any Means Necessary

Contact! A Tactical Manual for Post Collapse Survival



Arm Up System-Defense Without Regulation
PM’s Guide to Home Defense

It is a crazy world out there with plenty of violence and everyone knows you that under most circumstances, police usually arrive after the fact. Your rights to defend yourself are often under attack, even for non-lethal self-defense tools…Includes 2 books and 3 bonus CD ROMS


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DAR said...

Nicely done, funny stuff about your family too!

Larry said...

I needed just such a boost-thanks!