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Why the Stock Market Is so High with a Bad Economy

This post to my blog is based on my personal assumptions, beliefs, conclusions, and just plain common sense. I don’t have any proof for my following statements. Therefore any comments you have, either in support of this post or against it, are welcome.

The current stock market in the United States is at a very high level. But this high level of the stock market is not supported by the economy, which may be verging on a new recession, if the true facts were known. When I am speaking about the state of the economy, keep in mind that the official economic reports from the government tend to be false or misleading. I believe these reports purposely understate the unemployment rate and inflation rate, and overstate the growth of the economy.

If you want economic reports that are more reliable, you would have to go to the website maintained by John Williams at: www.shadowstats.com

The high level of the stock market is an artificial creation of The Powers That Be (TPTB). In this case, TPTB are the government and the central bank (the Federal Reserve System, also known as the Fed) of the United States. So let’s discuss this matter in more detail.

Why TPTB want a high stock market – President Obama wants to ensure the election of Hillary Clinton. So having a supposedly good stock market is one way of showing the people that the Democrats deserve to remain in power.

The Fed is getting desperate to prop up the US economy, which it sees as part of its mission. But since the Fed uses the worthless Keynesian economic theory to guide its policy, it now has very few options at its disposal. Propping up the stock market is one of its last desperate measures. They apparently believe that this will create a “feel good” atmosphere and will encourage people to start spending more.

How TPTB create a high stock market – The government has a large slush fund (the Economic Stabilization Fund) that it can use to intervene in the stock market whenever desired.

Since the Fed has a virtually unlimited supply of fiat money (unbacked paper currency) that it creates out of thin air, it can just keep pumping out this phony money to prop up the stock market. Actually, the Fed may use its cronies, large Wall Street firms, to actually purchase stocks or use other devices to maintain the stock prices.

Although the stocks of many of the smaller corporations are falling, by propping up the stocks of large corporations, TPTB can keep the stock indices at high levels. These stock indices are such things as the Dow Industrials and the S&P 500. These stock indices are what financial commentators and stock investors use to determine how the stock market is doing.

How ordinary people can avoid being hurt – Since the stock market has lost its connection to the real economy, it may suffer a serious decline at some point in the future. So anyone with a large position in the stock market may want to review their individual stocks and see if they are still a good investment.

Conclusion – I am not a stock adviser so I really can not tell you what to do in that area. Some people who have a history of making accurate economic predictions recommend investing in physical gold and silver. This could be in the form of either coins or bullion bars. They should be held in your physical possession, or under your control and ownership, in some type of safekeeping.

Some firms try to convince people to invest in what are known as “un-allocated” gold accounts. I think this type of investment should be avoided because you have no control or ownership over this, perhaps imaginary, asset.

Possible problems with the U.S. dollar

The financial commentators that I follow are starting to warn about possible problems with the U.S. dollar. When taking protective measures against this problem, it’s better to be a year too soon than a day too late.

So what can you do to protect yourself? Here are some of my suggestions:

1. Get out of all paper investments denominated in dollars. This includes most investments in the stock market, bonds of various types, and large amounts of dollar currency (over what you might need for six months or so).

2. Invest in hard assets, such as gold and silver coins. You want to take possession of the actual physical product. Be wary of possible counterfeiting.

3. Don’t purchase “paper” gold or silver. This is where some one sells you a gold or silver investment, but retains possession. So all you have is a warehouse receipt or some other piece of paper.  These pieces of paper may not have any value. For every identifiable lump of gold or silver in a warehouse somewhere, there probably are a hundred pieces of paper claiming ownership of that same lump. Guess what, 99 people are going to be out of luck.

4. Invest in trading goods, such as food with a long shelf life, cigarettes and liquor, off-the-shelf medications like aspirin and Tylenol, guns and bullets, camping gear, and so on.

5. Stock up on the kinds of things you would need for your own well-being. You don’t want to be caught short if the stores start raising their prices dramatically or run out of inventory.

6. Read up on how bartering works when there is no supply of usable money.

7. Assume that your bank accounts, safe deposit boxes, and any other visible property can be seized by the authorities in an emergency. Make plans accordingly.

8. Get to know your neighbors. See about forming a support group. Everyone can pitch in and provide something for the group.

9. Don’t discuss your preparations with anyone else, not even family or friends (unless you are prepared to take them in and support them, and any of their family or friends that might be tagging along). If the word gets out, you might have to support an entire neighborhood, or just one lucky thief.

 

Why you may need to make money

In the preceding posts, I have shown you how to gain new powers and tackle new activities. The new posts to this blog will show you various ways of making money. This introductory blog will explain why some people in the US cannot find a good paying job, and therefore may need to make money on their own.

Why some people can’t find a good job

It almost seems like the world has turned against the ordinary people in the US. I remember the good old days shortly after the end of World War II. It only took one person to earn enough to support a family. Then things started to change. Eventually both parents had to work to support the family. Then things got even worse as people were being laid off in droves. There are several reasons why this happened, as shown below:

  • The US government opted for free trade, instead of fair trade
  • Many of the good paying manufacturing jobs in the US were sent offshore
  • US stores started importing cheap foreign goods made by cheap foreign labor
  • Then, many of the good paying white-collar jobs in the US were sent offshore
  • Many big US companies started using the H-1B program to import foreign workers in place of US workers
  • Automation is being used more and more in US companies to reduce the number of workers needed

There are three forces causing these developments:

  1. Globalization by transnational business firms
  2. Big business influence over the US government
  3. Rapid changes in technology (perhaps without adequate concern for the future)

I don’t want to go into all the gory details that caused these changes. For one thing, the details are probably not available to ordinary people. (National security, you know.) For another thing, it might be dangerous to name names. So, let’s just be satisfied that things have changed. Continuing on…

Q: What can ordinary people in the US, and perhaps even other countries, do to overcome this problem?

A: They can start using whatever opportunities are available to start making money on their own – that’s what!

My future posts

I will start making weekly postings to this blog to explain how ordinary people can start making money on their own. At some point, I may have to revert to making only semi-monthly postings. We will just have to see how much information I can develop.

Readers of this blog are welcome to offer their suggestions about possible ideas to be discussed.

 

 

Keep Your Job by Becoming Indispensable

During these hard times, many people are worried about losing their jobs. The way to solve this problem is to become indispensable to your employer or supervisor. (Then they will have to worry about their own survival and they dare not fire you.) This posting shows you how to accomplish this feat.

Why you may need to make changes

If you want to become indispensable to your employer or supervisor, you may have to change some of your attitudes and habits. Many people resist making changes but in these times making needed changes is a survival tool.

You want your employer or supervisor to know that you are willing to make changes that will help the company survive these hard times. You want to become known as a company man or woman.

What changes are needed?

The best way to find out what changes you need to make is to ask your employer or supervisor. Here are some possible questions:

  • How can you become more valuable to them?
  • Do you need any training to improve your abilities?
  • What problems do they have that you can help solve?
  • Which of your attitudes and habits do they admire the most?
  • Which of your attitudes and habits do they admire the least?

After you have the answers to the above questions, you will know what changes you need to make to become indispensable.

How to make the needed changes

You developed your attitudes and habits over the years. You accepted certain beliefs, the beliefs determined your attitudes, your attitudes guided your actions, and repeated actions became habits. These beliefs, attitudes, and habits all reside in your subconscious mind. In order to change them you need to develop new beliefs. In order to accelerate this normal process these new beliefs should be empowering beliefs.

These empowering beliefs will override your existing beliefs, attitudes, and habits. They will change your attitudes and guide your actions. Eventually you will develop new habits. However, since these empowering beliefs will now guide your actions, the old habits will be ignored.

Using visualizations

You can implant new beliefs into your subconscious mind using visualizations. A visualization is a guided daydream. You decide what is to happen and then you see it played out inside your mind. As this daydream unfolds, allow yourself to feel the excitement and pleasure of your new capability. The repetition of this visualization, along with your intense feelings, helps condition your subconscious mind to accept this new reality.

You first need to create a scene to use for the visualization. This scene should show you using your new capability to attain some desirable achievement. The more details and intense feelings you can think of the better. You probably should write the scene down on a piece of paper so you can study and remember it.

Example scene showing you as assertive:

You are discussing a business problem with your co-workers. There is one person who always tries to hog the conversation and impose his opinions on everyone else. As he drones on incessantly, you interrupt him to calmly express your own opinions. He disagrees with you, but you back up your assertions with indisputable facts. He slowly gives in. Most of your co-workers smile at you to show their appreciation.

Doing the visualization:

Close your eyes and go into the visualization.See the actions, feel the emotions. Let yourself laugh or smile if appropriate.

Continue with this visualization for several minutes.

Repeat this visualization three times a day for two weeks. Then use it once a day until the idea of having this new capability feels normal.

Conclusion

You can change your attitude about life by implanting empowering beliefs using visualizations. Try it. You might like the results.

Ways to Empower Your Life

You may have noticed the growing income disparity between the super rich, the rich, and the middle class in the United States. Also, it has become apparent that getting a college education is no longer a guarantee of earning a good living. It seems the usual aids to advancement no longer exist for ordinary people. So you may wonder what you can do to improve your life. This posting provides one answer.

The key factors to success

I believe there are two kinds of factors that determine a person’s ability to be successful in life. These are key factors and common factors.

Most of the key factors (summarized below) were contained in the magical revelations I received from the universe. I developed the other key factors while discovering how to use my subconscious mind to solve problems. These key factors allow an ordinary person to change their outlook on life and develop the personal powers needed to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals.

The common factors are the ones described in most success and self-help books, courses, and seminars. These common factors are such things as ambition, hard work, mastermind groups, persistence, setting meaningful goals, and so on. These common factors can be very useful in improving your life. However, I believe you first need to apply the key factors to get the most benefit from these common factors.

Here are the key factors:

  • The beliefs hidden away in your subconscious mind greatly influence your results in life.
  • These beliefs may not reflect your current abilities or true desires.
  • Empowering beliefs encourage you to become successful.
  • Limiting beliefs discourage you from becoming successful.
  • You can overcome the harmful effect of limiting beliefs by implanting empowering beliefs into your subconscious mind.
  • You are personally responsible for your own success or failure in life. Don’t let other people or adverse circumstances defeat you. Take charge of your own life.
  • You can use your subconscious mind to solve problems, make decisions, and improve your work.
  • You can use your subconscious mind to give you special powers.
  • Your subconscious mind, properly trained, can become your best friend.

How people can become empowered

I believe that people become empowered by experiencing special circumstances that will lead them to seek out and achieve meaningful challenges or goals. Here is my list of special circumstances:

  • They may have been raised by a rich family that provided them with an exclusive education, contacts with people in similar circumstances, and a strong feeling of entitlement.
  • They may have been raised in a supportive family that gave them ambition and self-confidence.
  • They may have been placed in a position of power, which forced them to overcome various challenges.
  • They may have survived a life-threatening situation, which made them realize their innate powers.
  • At some time in their lives, they may have had a driving ambition to achieve a difficult goal.
  • At some point in their lives, they may have been encouraged by a friend, colleague, or mentor to begin improving their life.

I believe that all of the above circumstances and the subsequent successes can instill empowering beliefs into a person’s subconscious mind. I also believe that successful people may not be aware of these empowering beliefs hidden away in their subconscious minds.

Finally, I believe that the direct method of implanting empowering beliefs into the subconscious mind may be the best way for ordinary people to improve their lives.

How I empowered my life

When I was approaching retirement age, I was worried about my future. I had spent most of my adult life stuck in a lackluster career in public accounting. I had gradually lost most of my ambition, energy, and self-confidence. Most people would say that I was just lazy. I recall one Christmas gift from the office when they gave me an alarm clock. It was a well-deserved gift because I often was late coming in to work.

Toward the end of my career, I became convinced that the US would be facing hard times because of the growing public debt. This belief led me to start work on a website to help people during the hard times I expected. However, I kept running into roadblocks and going around in circles. It appeared that I lacked the energy and writing skills needed to complete this project.

Because of receiving two previous gifts, I asked the universe for help. It took about a year for the revelations to arrive and for me to understand them. However, even after receiving these magical revelations, I failed to put them into action. It seemed I was doomed to live out a dreary and unproductive retirement. Then I received a third gift from the universe – a surge of energy that came to me one morning. This led me to redouble my work on the website, and to start testing and using the insights from the magical revelations.

I created a visualization to give myself a burst of energy whenever I needed it. Also, I implanted empowering beliefs into my subconscious mind. These methods turned my life around and allowed me to complete my website. Later on, I was able to write several self-help ebooks. It was thrilling to experience my new abilities.

So I ask you, if a person as lazy and pitiful as I was could improve his life, could you do the same? I believe you could. However, you would have to have an open mind and a strong desire to improve your life. Of course, I can’t offer any guarantees of success. All I can offer are the insights and methods I developed while training and empowering my subconscious mind.

Taking the next steps

As a first step, you can decide to try empowering your own life. As the next step, you might want to try starting a sideline business. For further information about taking these steps, you can study the resources below:

  • Review the other postings to this blog and read those articles that appeal to you.
  • Review the contents of my website and read those subjects that interest you. Go to the above My Website page.
  • Review the descriptions of my low-cost ebooks and purchase any that might help you. Go to the above My Kindle Books page.

Conclusion

During these hard times, I believe that you will have to rely mostly on yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your friends. You may want to form a support group with people  you can trust in emergencies.

This posting can help you take the required actions. However, there is no guarantee that my information will lead to success. You have to accept responsibility for your own success or failure in life.

Make Money With Your Pickup or Van

During these hard times, you may want to start your own sideline business. This posting describes a venture that uses your vehicle to help perform handyman type services. You may already have the needed handyman experience. If not, you can learn what you need to know by studying handyman manuals and/or learning while doing the work.

Let’s say you already have most of the required equipment and supplies. Then you can start in business as soon as you satisfy all the governmental and insurance requirements.

Initial requirements

You need the following:

  • Pickup truck or van, and a home telephone
  • Basic handyman equipment and supplies (see business ideas below for items needed)
  • Basic office and accounting supplies, including job bid forms
  • Basic protective gear, such as long sleeve work shirts, heavy-duty gloves, and boots
  • Need to be in good health and enjoy physical activity
  • Need to determine and satisfy any governmental and insurance requirements
  • Need to determine location of local dump sites, fees charged for dumping, restrictions on materials allowed to be dumped, and rules for hauling trash

Subsequent requirements

After you have started making a cash profit in your small business, you may want to add some of the following:

  • Business telephone
  • Home office
  • Computerized accounting system
  • Additional handyman equipment
  • Additional workers (contract labor, not employees)

General guidelines

Getting these jobs usually is just a question of becoming known to potential customers, being qualified to do the work, and quoting the right price for the job.

Keep your startup and operating expenses to a bare minimum. You want to start showing a cash profit as soon as possible.

Don’t meet with customers in your home. The increased traffic may upset your neighbors and violate zoning rules.

Solicit customers by placing classified advertising in your local newspaper or the craigslist.org website for the nearest city. Describe the services you are offering in plain language. Include a telephone number or e-mail address where customers can reach you. You may also want to include a tentative hourly rate for your services.

Common job procedures

When discussing a job with a customer, you need the following questions answered:

  • Are you willing and able to provide the desired service?
  • Will you need to bring a helper?
  • Can you and the customer agree on an hourly rate or a fixed fee for the job?
  • When and where will the job be performed?

Note: If this is a large or difficult job, you probably want to inspect the job location before quoting an hourly rate or a fixed fee for the job.

If you need to purchase any materials for the job, the customer should pay for this upfront. Any cost of materials will be in addition to your bid for labor, vehicle and equipment expenses, and minor items such as dump fees and job supplies. Note: If you need specialized equipment for a job, it’s better to borrow or rent instead of purchasing it.

You need to agree with the customer on the various details of the service required. For example, are there any extra services that the customer desires or expects? Be very specific when determining and recording  the type and amount of work to be performed. Don’t make any assumptions. You don’t want to argue over being paid because the customer is not satisfied with your services. To avoid arguments, write down all important details on a standard job bid form. Then both you and the customer should sign it.

After completing the job, gather up your tools and equipment. Tidy up any areas that need it. Collect your agreed upon fee from the customer. Haul away any trash or discarded items.

Business Idea 1 – Clearing out basements and garages

Homeowners or tenants pay you to remove trash and other unwanted items from their basements and/or garages. (As a related activity, you could make money by refurbishing and selling some of the items you haul away.)

Upon arriving at the job site, you should have the customer indicate which items are to be hauled away. In addition, determine if any retained items should be moved to a different location. You might want to use a pad of sticky notes to write down any instructions. Place each note on the affected item.

Carry the trash out and put in your vehicle. Use a wide shovel to put small items into trash bags for easier handling. Perform any additional services required or that seem appropriate. (An example would be knocking down any cobwebs and sweeping up the floor.)

Business Idea 2 – Doing seasonal jobs

Homeowners or tenants pay you to do various types of seasonal jobs. These jobs could include the following:

  • Cleaning out rain gutters
  • Clearing ice and snow off doorsteps, sidewalks, and driveways
  • Cultivating gardens
  • Digging up a plot of ground or lawn for a garden
  • Mowing lawns
  • Pruning shrubs and small trees
  • Raking leaves
  • Removing weeds

Upon arriving at the job site, you need the customer to point out the various locations to be worked on, what work needs to be done, and how this work should be done. For example, when clearing snow and ice off sidewalks, where should the snow and ice be placed? When cultivating gardens, what plants are considered to be weeds? When pruning shrubs and small trees, how far back should the limbs be cut off? When raking leaves, should they be placed in leaf bags or just a big pile? When removing weeds, are there any other plants mixed in with the weeds that should be protected?

After performing your work, place any rubbish in your vehicle. Use a wide shovel to put small items into trash bags for easier handling. Perform any additional services required or that seem appropriate. (An example would be smoothing out the ground or sweeping off the sidewalk.)

Business Idea 3 – Washing windows

Washing windows is an easy way to make money. Your main problem is getting customers. You can wash windows for homes or business buildings. You should try to sign up business owners for a long-term contract. You might offer them a free washing job to show how worthwhile (and perhaps inexpensive) your services are.

Upon arriving at the job site, have the customer show you the outside (and any inside) windows to be washed.

If there are any hardened lumps of mud or some other substance on a window surface, you will have to remove them with a plastic scraper before washing the window.

Mix a suitable window cleaning solution in a pail of water. Use a combination cleaning sponge and squeegee (or other professional tools) on a long handle. After washing the window, remove the residual cleaning solution with the squeegee. Wipe the squeegee blade with a lint-free rag after every pass.

Perform any additional services required or that seem appropriate. (An example would be cleaning up any water spills and wiping off the windowsill with a lint-free rag.)

Business Idea 4 – Working as a “slave” for a day

This idea has a clever twist, which is offering to be a “slave” for a day. This means that you offer to do almost any task that the customer desires. For example, you could do any of the tasks shown above. Other tasks might include cleaning up an attic, disposing of outside trash, fixing damaged or sagging doors, moving furniture, and repairing and/or painting damaged walls.

You may be able to get a write up in a local newspaper because of the unusual nature of your services.

Upon arriving at the job site, have the customer describe the various tasks desired. However, you want to avoid any dangerous tasks. You don’t want to accept any job that might result in being injured.

Complete all the tasks that you can perform safely. Perform any additional services required or that seem appropriate. (See above business ideas for examples.)

Conclusion

There are always tasks available that people are willing to pay to have done. You could be the one to make this kind of money. You might want to first inquire around your neighborhood or advertise on Craigslist to see if there are any opportunities available that suit you.

You can review my information sites or Kindle books for ways to acquire the personal ambition and other resources needed.

Surviving in Hard Times

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Image courtesy of AKARAKINGDOMS / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

As the US economy declines to lower levels, some people are going to start asking themselves what they can do to survive. This post explains one possible strategy.

The true state of affairs

When facing a difficult situation, the first step is to discover the true state of affairs. It appears that the authorities have chosen to sugarcoat the facts. One way to discover the actual conditions in the US economy is to visit the Shadow Stats website. There you can review statistics calculated as they were in the past. The truth is that economic growth, inflation, and unemployment are far worse than officially reported.

Available opportunities

Now that we know the deplorable facts – what can we do to survive the hard times until things improve? We can search for available opportunities that we can exploit. Regardless of how bad things get, there are always people willing to pay to get their needs and desires satisfied. Even if people lack money, they can exchange services or other resources with each other. There is always something that people can do to improve their situation in life.

Preparing yourself

Here is where my own experiences come into play. I was able to improve my situation in life by using my subconscious mind in several different ways:

  • I trained my subconscious mind to solve my problems.
  • I tricked my subconscious mind into believing that I had new powers.
  • I convinced my subconscious mind that I was entitled to a better life.

These methods allowed me to achieve the initial goals for my retirement. Because of my new attitudes and beliefs, I was able to accept responsibility for my own successes and failures in life. I looked back over my past actions and realized that I was solely responsible for my shortcomings. But now, thanks to the power of my subconscious mind,  I can improve my life. I just need to decide what goals to pursue and what attitudes and beliefs they require.

Taking action

The first step in taking action is to assume control of your own life. Decide what you want from life and start using your subconscious mind to increase your personal powers. Then you can seek out an opportunity that you can exploit. Start with those simple goals you can accomplish right now. As you gain more experience and enhanced abilities, try for larger goals. Be willing to make mistakes and solve your own problems. Use trial and error to gain the needed experience.

Conclusion

I am no one special. I believe that you can achieve your goals by using the same methods that let me achieve my goals. For more information, you can review my prior posts, study my website, and perhaps purchase one or more of my Kindle books. Good luck in your future.

Is a College Education Worth the Money?

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Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Many college students have taken on large loans only to discover that they can’t find work after they graduate. Therefore, I wonder if a college education is really worth the money in all cases.

Excessive college costs

The availability of student loans has allowed colleges to keep on raising their tuition costs. This increase in the demand for a college education has overwhelmed the supply. The natural result is an increase in the price of a college education. However, this continuing increase in tuition costs may not be accompanied by any increase in the value of the education.

Is a college education really necessary?

There are certain careers that require a college degree. These are the traditional professions like accountants, doctors, lawyers, nurses, and teachers. However, many occupations or professions don’t require a college degree. For example, you don’t need a degree to start your own small business. You don’t need a degree to become an inventor or create a new type of online business. You don’t need a degree to become a cook, drive a taxi, or operate a computer. You don’t need a degree to provide various types of online services.

Many people have started out at a low-level job in a company and worked their way up simply by being able to get the work done. There are many positions in a company that require suitable experience, rather than a college degree.

You may start working at a small business and then purchase the business when the owner retires. You can use the income from the business to help you pay the purchase price.

Alternatives to college education

Trade schools provide valuable training at much less expense than most colleges. Some trades provide an apprenticeship program where workers receive on-the-job training. You may be able to find colleges that provide online education at a lower cost than the traditional on-site education.

Conclusion

Before parents or students decide to burden themselves with a large education loan, perhaps they should explore some of the alternatives to an expensive college education. They could look around at some of the opportunities available and decide how to become qualified for those opportunities. They may discover that a college education is not required.

Help for the Disappearing Middle Class

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Image courtesy of Michal Marcol / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Several respected political commentators have voiced their opinion that the US middle class is disappearing. In addition, the official statistics show that many of the new jobs being created in the US are in the low-paying categories.

These declining economic conditions have prompted me to resume posting to my blog. Also, I am going to start promoting my low-cost self-help books that are available on Amazon Kindle. The purpose of these books is to help you take charge of your own destiny, take advantage of available employment opportunities, and (if desired) start your own small business.

Your choices in life

So what is a person to do when they have lost their job or have never had a job? What are their options? And I mean something besides a low-paying job or handouts from the government. I think that you may have to create your own destiny in the future. You could try to use ways to make money without having a regular job. You could try to start your own handyman services small business.

Can I guarantee that these actions could help you? No. All I can do is tell you my own story.

How I turned my life around

By the time I had retired from a lackluster accounting career, I had lost most of my ambition, energy, and self-confidence. Then I asked for and received help from the universe. These magical revelations that I received over time allowed me to turn my life around.

Previous to receiving these revelations, I had discovered how to train my subconscious mind to solve various problems. I had also used affirmations and visualizations to give myself certain abilities and attitudes. Due to my lack of ambition then, I never used these new powers to improve my life to any great extent.

However, the magical revelations I received allowed me to put everything together and turn my life around. I was able to complete my initial goals for retirement.

Conclusion

You may have to take control of your own life during these hard times. I believe the powerful information in my low-cost ebooks can help you survive these hard times. There are no guarantees, of course.

My book on Magic Success Secrets should help develop your personal powers and thereby improve your results in life.

My books on Available Employment Opportunities should help you make money without having a regular job. I have used many of these methods myself to either make money or repair family rental properties.

You can review these books at the My Kindle Books page on this blog.

Surviving the Hard Times

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Well folks, I hate to be the bearer of bad news. However, I don’t see any improvement in the US economy anytime soon. I’m sure it will happen eventually but I just don’t know when. So what can you do to help yourself in these hard times?

Actions to take

  • Reduce your living expenses
  • Lower your expectations of what the government will provide.
  • Find creative ways to make some extra money.
  • Do odd jobs for people.
  • Start your own small business; but it has to be low-cost and low-risk.
  • Put off large expenditures until things get better.
  • Get what you want by exchanging favors with people you know.
  • Find ways to enjoy life that cost little or no money.
  • Spend time with those people you will miss when they are gone.
  • Face your problems and find ways to solve them.
  • Increase your courage, motivation, and self-confidence.
  • Learn bartering methods. (Paper money may become worthless or difficult to obtain.)
  • Take control of your life.

Things to store

Perhaps you should stock up on some essential supplies with a long shelf life. You probably want an emergency kit and/or a first aid kit. Extra clothing, sleeping bags or blankets, and a tent might come in handy.

You might even want to buy some trading goods. Here are some examples:

  • aspirin and vitamin tablets
  • assorted knives
  • baby supplies
  • cigarettes and matches
  • cooking and eating utensils
  • cooking oil
  • energy bars
  • flashlight and batteries
  • food (canned and dry)
  • guns and ammo
  • hand tools
  • hatchet
  • liquor (not the expensive kind)
  • paper cups and plates
  • paper towels
  • personal grooming and hygiene articles
  • pet supplies
  • plastic containers
  • playing cards
  • pots and pans
  • reading material
  • soap (for washing clothes, dishes, and people)
  • survival handbook
  • Swiss Army knife
  • toilet paper (lots of it)
  • towels and wash cloths
  • water purification tablets or liquid chlorine bleach

Conclusion

Now I suppose you’re going ask me how to accomplish all the wonderful ideas listed above. Here’s my answer:

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