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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Good time to think about taxes-filing a complaint, save money tips


Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…

ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources


Why is now a good time to think about taxes?

How to File a complaint against the IRS

We don’t often think about taxes until it gets closer to April. But that can be a mistake. The tax year runs along with the calendar year for most of us. So, when you file taxes in 2023, you’ll file your tax return for 2022. That means you just have a couple of short weeks to get the biggest bang for your buck.

Here are some articles we have on taxes and what to expect.

Tips for reducing your tax bill

We also talk about different ways you can reduce your tax bill. Here are some additional articles and ideas about how you can legally reduce what you owe in taxes.



NOTE:  CPAs and tax preparers report the highest number of IRS problems ever encountered since Biden took office…delayed refunds [we’ve been waiting 10 months for a refund while the IRS loses documents sent four times], lost paperwork, etc.

Also, the highly intrusive and controlling ‘$600 income reporting’ legislation [it was set originally for $20K] that citizens will be forced to report and account for [regardless if you sent a gift or loan to a relative via Venmo] is on a temporary hold as the IRS regroups its 50,000 new hires and irons out confusion.

Grover Norquist to Newsmax: NYT Wrong to Say IRS Won't Target Families

To file a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), you must contact either the Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) (also available by phone at (800) 366-4484) or the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate (also available by phone at (877) 777-4778).

 A complaint against someone working for the IRS or posing as an IRS agent for the purpose of obtaining personal or financial information should be sent to the TIGTA whereas the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) can help you resolve a problem with the IRS

·      Call (800) 366-4484 to file a complaint by phone.

·      Mail a written complaint to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration Hotline at P.O. Box 589, Ben Franklin Station, Washington, DC 20044-0589.

·      Email a complaint to, which goes to the TIGTA Hotline Complaints Unit.

·      Complete and submit the online complaint form here.






The IRS issued a last-minute reprieve to online sellers on Friday: companies that process payments on people's behalf will not have to report them on Form 1099K at the lower $600 threshold for the 2022 tax-year. 

Online sellers shouldn't get complacent since the $600 threshold will be back in place for tax year 2023...
*File a complaint with your elected rep - keep in mind though, if they're a Dem, it will fall on deaf ears!


Domestic communists [aka: Dems] have succeeded in indoctrinating ‘journalists’, students, lawyers, etc. to the point where Americans what they believe anymore…why would Taiwan or other ally put any trust in Biden or Dems?


o    Warning Signs of America’s Destruction – Jonathan Cahn


Resolve to Stash More Cash This Year


As you already know, in 2008 we experienced one of the greatest financial meltdowns in modern history.


Markets around the world crashed. Stock prices dropped. Once “invincible” financial institutions started showing signs of collapse. 


Then Governments “came to the rescue”, handing out massive bailouts and stimulus packages to keep the world economy afloat.


We’ve been told these drastic measures prevented a total collapse of our system... 


But all it did was show the cracks in the system. Many lost faith in the financial system and the U.S Government.


And now its possible things could get worse.


Because we’re nearly $31 TRILLION in debt, and if that bubble pops?


Your money could go to zero. Here’s how:


Once investors who are buying Treasury securities (which finance the U.S. government’s debt) start to think the United States is in over its head, they may demand higher interest rates to cover the growing risk of buying Treasuries. This could trigger a further debt spiral, leaving Washington short of money.



In other words? Boom.


Because once our debt collectors come knocking on our door, we’re screwed. $31 trillion in debt would be owed…

Be Debt-Free This Year

No matter why you are in debt, these tips can help pay that debt off. With some dedicated dollar stretching and these smart money moves, you can dive into a debt-elimination diet and become debt-free this year.

Grocery Shoppers Changing Buying Habits


5 Financial Resolutions Everyone Should Make

Are you making financial resolutions this new year? Try these simple steps to a brighter financial future.

Your Next Tax Refund May Be Smaller

We Waste 1/3 of Food We Buy; How to Combat Waste

Cities Where Inflation is Rising the Most/Least

Bare Bones Budgeting Tactics

Bare bones budgeting, when you just have no room left in the budget, can be hard. Use these tactics when you need to go one step further with trimming an already tight budget.

Be Ready For The Unexpected-Emergency Supplies Available

Natural & Man-Made Disasters happen frequently-Is your family prepared for the unexpected?

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Natural disasters don't wait for a convenient time

And you shouldn't wait to prepare either. In some cases there is little to no warning.

Prepare now to lessen the impact of disasters and emergencies


Remember:  You can’t buy life insurance after you’re dead!


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  • 4Patriot Greens sample pack [Power supplement]
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  • Reusable Face Mask
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Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Drinking water-will wars be fought over it?


Poor Man Survival 

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…

ISSN 2161-5543

A Digest of Urban Survival Resources


Unlike our recent wars which were fought mostly over oil, this next war will be fought over a much more precious commodity...DRINKING WATER! 

NASA recently warned that we're facing a "once in 1,000 year" mega-drought that could last up to 100 years.

Unfortunately, the drought is already underway and most Americans will be BLINDSIDED by the coming impacts to their way of life.

As you know, we need water for hydration, but we also need it for growing crops and for generating electricity.

NOTE: When I lived in AZ aquafiers were being drained at an alarming rate for new housing developments, golf courses, office buildings, MI, which is surrounded by the largest fresh water supply on eath, area governments GOUGE the public with high usage rates [we pay $3K annually for two of us -no horses!]

10 Ways To Collect Water After SHTF

Everyone knows the importance of water in a survival situation. You can only survive without it for three days, but you’ll feel severely dehydrated after just one.

This is why water needs to be one of your biggest priorities. You should stock up on two gallons per day per person, but you should also know how to find water.

Why? Because disasters happen when you least expect, and you could be away from home when the next one strikes. Or worse, your home—along with your water supply—could be destroyed...

10 Ways To Collect Water After SHTF

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16 Ways To Purify Water Off The Grid

§  8 Mistakes To Avoid When Collecting Rainwater



How to Harvest Potable Water from Thin Air

The USA is officially out of water...


With widespread shortages in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Kansas, and other states now underway.


Including some of our largest crop growers.


The net result of which will be mandatory water rations, thirst, low hygiene, and soaring bills.


Unless You Take These Steps to Protect Yourself <<



3 Ways To Turn Salt Water Into Drinking Water

“Water, water, everywhere, And all the boards did shrink; Water, water, everywhere, Nor any drop to drink.”

These famous lines from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s 1798 poem “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” remind us of one of the cruel ironies about living on Planet Earth. Although water covers 75 percent of our planet, more than 97 percent of it is undrinkable salt water.

Consuming large amounts of salt water is toxic to the human body. Experts estimate that for every gallon of salt water you drink, you’d need to drink a least a gallon of fresh water to allow the kidneys to do the job of flushing the salt out of your body...

3 Ways to Turn Salt Water Into Drinking Water




Personal Politics Are Public Poison

There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.'”

—Isaac Asimov

Governments are a necessary evil.


But they always want control… more and more control.




Well… any single way they can get away with it.


-forcing people to wear masks


-forcing people to jump through a million hoops for the right to bear arms


-trying to force their teachings down children’s throats instead of letting the parents raise the kids


-buying votes by giving people free college, free Obama phones, free stimulus checks so people become utterly dependent on the government.


Of course, I could go on and on and on.


With the coming year, keep an eye on your freedom and don’t be fooled by the government.


Don’t be the frog in the pot of boiling water.


The government loves the slow and slippery slope to get people to comply.


But people like you and me who truly love freedom will never fall for their ploys.


After all, we know the Constitution and this nation was inspired of God.



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8 Ways to Generate Power Off Grid

The Ultimate Guide To Cooking Without Power


It's funny how cooking without power is regarded as a survival skill when for thousands of years, it was the only way to cook. Not long ago, there was no such thing as toasters, microwaves, and electric ovens, yet people still managed to cook big, delicious meals for their families.

If they could do it, so can you! There's no reason to be intimidated by the prospect of cooking without electric appliances. It's easier than you think.

For most people, the only way they've ever cooked without power is with a grill or a campfire. But in this dangerous and unpredictable world, it's important to have more options than that. What if you run out of propane? What if you can't find any firewood? What if you have to cook on the road? You should always have a backup, and a backup for your backup...

The Ultimate Guide To Cooking Without Power


Mix Up Your Own Homemade Chocolate Mixes on the Cheap

Love chocolate? And saving money? Mix up your own homemade chocolate mixes on the cheap for your favorite chocolate addictions.

Simple Steps to Eliminating Food Waste and Higher Food Bills

Overbuying is one of the primary causes of food waste and increased food bills. These simple steps can help you eliminate food waste so you can stop throwing your hard-earned cash in the trash.


Why do you need an emergency radio?


·         . Just 60 seconds of hand cranking provides more than 45 minutes of radio

Radios: Having a couple small, portable radios on hand is going to be a must. If there’s a disaster, you’ll need to listen to the radio to get news about what is happening around you….grab a TacRight Emergency Radio:


What is a go bag?...The holiday winter storm [55 people died] shows the need for emergency kits!


Be Prepared for
Emergency Situations

When Disaster Strikes - Everyone Should Have An Emergency Survival Kit Ready To Go!

If there’s one universal lesson we’ve learned from 2021 so far, it’s that we should all be better prepared for emergencies, no matter who we are.


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  • 4Patriot Greens sample pack [Power supplement]
  • 3 Luna Nutrition bars [assorted]+Sunmaid raisin pouch
  • Cleaning Wipe Pack
  • Steel River Emergency Tent
  • Mini  First Aid kit
  • TRS 5N1 EDC folding tool
  • 3-package meal sampler
  • Paracord bracelet w/ compass
  • Reusable Face Mask
  • Personal Water Filter Straw
  • 11-Piece Emergency Survival Kit 

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