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Episode-1749- Financial Preparedness the Modern Survivalist Way

It Would Be Funny If It Wasn't So Accurate

It Would Be Funny If It Wasn’t So Accurate

Tuesday shows are always stand alone, just Jack shows on a particular subject.  Today’s will be on financial prepping, next Tuesday will be on guns and the following will be on food storage and prep.  This was all due to the results of an informal Facebook poll.  You can see the post and results here.

To that end I will be doing more stuff like this in the future to let you guys tell me what topics you want covered.  Today we delve into financial preparedness in a way you won’t ever learn in school and almost no “financial adviser” will ever assist you with, except perhaps John Pugliano.

Economics and the reality of unfunded liabilities, the national debt along with everyday financial worries is the number one reason people get into the preparedness lifestyle.  Sometimes it is from a practical approach but just as often it is panic and fear based.  Today we set aside panic and establish a base of common sense and pragmatic techniques to build, preserve and protect wealth.

Join Me Today To Discuss…

  • The number one wealth killer – poverty consciousness
  • The number two wealth killer – consumer age thinking
  • Why the two are actually related and not as oppositional as you’d think
  • The lesson of the game Monopoly
  • Why debt is cancer and must be eradicated
  • Why saving is more important than investing for most people
  • The lessons of alternative energy
    • Start with increasing efficiency (income)
    • Reduce losses (spending)
  • My rules for truly becoming financially resilient
    • Increase your economic IQ – daily for a year at least
    • Save money, determine what you can save, then do a bit more
    • Reduce expenses in small ways, put at least half of it away
    • Create additional income (business, second job, more hours)
    • Save money (cash on hand, cash in bank, CDs, bonds)
    • Become a land owner on some level
    • Put some money into silver/gold (5-10% of NW)
    • Put some money into bitcoin (a little each month or quarter)
    • Become a producer of food, yes, really
    • Plant trees
    • Buy the best you can afford once vs. cheap twice
    • Become highly skilled at fixing your own problems
    • See opportunity everywhere because it is everywhere
    • Become a great cook
    • Invest in only what you understand and only when it makes sense
    • Get out of the way of telegraphed punches, yes time the market
    • Pay off all debt asap, I know I said it before and I will keep saying it
  • Final thoughts – The game is rigged, it is a big club, you are not in it!

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Episode-845- Ben Franklin on Modern Survivalism

Reat Franlin's 8 Tenets at ArtOfManliness.com

Reat Franlin's 8 Tenets at TheArtOfManliness.com

Recently I get a ton of emails on an article called. 8 Personal Finance Lessons from Benjamin Franklin that was published on the very cool blog, The Art of Manliness.

Several dozen of you told me that this article sounded like 8 things I say often on TSP.

So rather than read the article at all I decided to do the show based just on the 8 tenets of Franklin and see how much in sync we really are or are not.  One thing for sure old Ben’s advice seems quite timeless to me.

Join Me Today as we Discuss these 8 Pieces of Advice from one of Our Founders

  • Understand the true value of things
  • Be self-sufficient
  • Invest in yourself
  • Surround yourself with friends who share your values
  • Don’t compromise your integrity for money
  • Steady diligence is the way to wealth
  • Time is money (I have changed this to time is value)
  • The accumulation of money is an means to an end

Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-725- Mike Gasior on the Current Economic Mess

Mike Gasior is with us today, Mike is a consummate expert, he has authored ten textbooks on investments and the investment markets, and over 700,000 people worldwide read his monthly newsletter.

His breakthrough radio program “Big Money with Mike Gasior”, which aired worldwide on the VoiceAmerica Radio Network, was one the first shows ever to focus on the needs, concerns and issues faced by the world’s largest investors and Mike is a regular guest on the “Naked Short Club” show in London.

He is also the founder of AFS Seminars in 1989 after spending time with several Wall Street firms and a major European bank. In his teaching he uses anecdotes and lessons drawn from his lifetime of experience with economics, investments and the financial markets to deliver knowledge with a dynamic, interactive teaching style that I find to be among the best in the industry.

And we are fortunate to have him here with us today on The Survival Podcast.

Please Note – Mike’s voice became somewhat distorted at the very end of today’s show.  During the recording session he sounded fine on my end and there was no way to correct it after the fact.  I did my best to clean it up but there are limits to what can be done with such distortions.  I am going to suggest to Mike that he come fully into the 21st century and get a Skype account for future interviews.

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Episode-719- Listener Feedback for 8-8-11

So it is Monday and we have a lot to talk about like today’s most likely continued fall of the Dow in the heals of the credit down grade, both depressing and encouraging occurrences in the agricultural community, investing in tough times, harsh drought conditions and more.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • Gotchas when refinancing a mortgage
  • Russia says the US is an “economic parasite”
  • How bad the 2011 drought really is
  • The truth about the phony debt deal
  • Dealing with a low dollar 401K when leaving a job
  • CDL to drive a tractor, not quite but another blow to small farms
  • Stupid criminal humor, okra isn’t marijuana!  LOL
  • Growing potatoes in bags or in tires, my thoughts on why tires win
  • How cutting spending may change military retirements
  • Urban farming may revitalize cities if the politicians don’t ruin it
  • You are more likely to die by a doctor than a gun
  • Jefferson County Alabama may go bankrupt
  • Now we have roundup herbicide in the air and rain, yes really!
  • Jeff Clark says now is the time to buy not sell stocks, I agree
  • Why our credit downgrade doesn’t really matter right now

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-703- Listener Calls for 7-15-11

Once again we are at the end of a week and it is Friday, that means my favorite of all types of shows is today, shows where the audience has their voice heard.  Today we have a great line up of calls with questions and awesome tips as well.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • A humorous look at out of touch academics ala Rodney Dangerfield
  • Just how close to implosion are state budgets
  • Are we seeing proof of Saudi peak oil
  • The TSP Chat room is a great resource
  • A tip to get support from companies that don’t want to provide it
  • The pill bug in the garden, dealing with him
  • Oak in red wine
  • Thoughts on high end air soft guns
  • Alcohol as a fuel
  • Methods of tick control
  • The SEC decides the fox can manage the hen house
  • Mother Earth News as a source for real estate
  • Natural Gas Cars, are they worth it

Additional Resources for Today’s Show

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Episode-20- From Home to Homestead

Today in America despite the mortgage meltdown and other economic problems more people then ever own their own homes. The problem though is we have gone from a nation of Homesteaders to a nation of debt laden home owners, ownership is not even the correct term. Mortgage has turned into long term rental for many. In today’s show we discuss…

  • How to turn your home from a consumer to producer
  • How buying regional can lead to more independence
  • Elimination of debt as part of homesteading
  • The best crops to begin gardening with
  • How growing food can lead to freedom
  • How a mortgage was NOT part of the original homesteading process
  • Making your home provide for you vs. you having to provide for your home
  • How solar and green energy can help you be more independent
  • The salmonella scare and genetically altered plants are yet another reason to “grow your own”
  • How the Internet is helping us all reconnect and inspire each other
  • The “smaller home concept” and even how to adapt it to a large home
  • Tossing a bit of politics in, does the media favor Obama? What do you think?

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Episode-6- What the Current U.S. National Debt Really Means

We are constantly inundated with information about the “U.S. National Debt” but very few people actually understand

1. How much total debt the U.S. really has
2. Who we owe the money to
3. What we owe the money against
4. How a failure of one sector can impact the others
5. How much the U.S. owes collectively to foreign sources

Due to this few people honestly understand the true scope of the problem and how at risk it places the entire United States economy.

Mentioned in this podcast is the America’s Total Debt Report which can be found at http://mwhodges.home.att.net/nat-debt/debt-nat-a.htm