By Dan Sullivan
I think we can all agree that, regardless of who’s in the White House, an economic collapse is more than likely. The US as well as the entire world are more divided than ever, which means any law that would be good for the economy could be blocked, repealed and so on.
Whether the almost $20 trillion debt, Russia or some other factor will trigger an economic collapse, you have to be prepared. Keep in mind that Venezuela collapsed recently because of the drop in oil prices coupled with their Government’s socialist agenda, of course. This is proof that the drop that fills the glass can fall at any time.
In this article, I’m not looking to point fingers. Instead, I want to give you sure ways to prepare and make sure that, no matter what happens, your basic necessities will be met.
#1. Pay Your Debt
I’m sure you’ve heard this advice before, but let me ask you this: are you really sacrificing things in order to do this? Are you eating out less, using less fuel and reducing your carbon footprint? Getting out of your comfort zone can be challenging when you’re used to a certain lifestyle, but how else are you going to pay off your debt?
I know it’s hard… The trick is to do it gradually. Make it a weekly goal to use less, say only twice a week. This way you’ll be forced to ride a bike or a bus to work, or even to walk to the grocery store. It’s good for your health too.
You can make an entire list of things to slowly give up and save. Don’t give up on them completely, that’s only going to cause you to bounce back to where you were initially. Instead, let your body get used to the idea of eating out less or always buying the latest iPhone. YOU DON’T NEED IT!
#2. Get Financially Smart
It doesn’t matter where you live, you’re sure to find laws that will help you save or earn money, even in small amounts. While those laws may not amount to much in case of an economic collapse, they’ll fit perfectly into your new financial disciplinary program.
The perfect example are those laws that give you tax cuts if you pay your taxes early, but you’re sure to find more. Some call them loopholes, and many are controversial, but you don’t know until you research.
#3. Start a Stockpile
If you looked at what’s happening in Venezuela, you probably read about people eating their pets to avoid starvation. It’s important to look at other countries to see what items are going to become valuable in times of crisis, as well as to notice the behavior of those who become desperate.
Food should be at the top of the list so, instead of blocking large amounts of money in gold and silver, why not start a stockpile? I’m not saying you should disregard precious metals, just to set your priorities straight.
#4. Buy Property in a Secluded Place
Not just to live there if things get bad at your current location, but to be able to live off the land when your food stockpiles will diminish. You can start a garden and set up a rainwater harvesting system, but make sure it’s legal to gather that much water. Some states forbid it, which is why doing your due diligence is important.
Another problem you need to solve from the start is security. Since you won’t be there most of the time, it’s possible that someone will eventually steal your crops or your harvest. The obvious thing you can do is pick a place that’s away from the main road and to make sure the entire place looks deserted form the outside.
Another thing you can do is start a permaculture garden, which is a self-running ecosystem that works with a lot less human interaction. The big benefit is that from a distance it looks like bush, meaning the veggies are hidden under a layer of weeds and herbs. Permaculture principles are definitely something to look into, particularly since some people report higher yields compared to traditional gardening techniques.
#5. Don’t Forget the Other Basic Necessities
Once you’ve taken care of food, don’t forget water (which is actually more important because, if your water supply is contaminated, you’ll quickly dehydrate), clothes, home protection (from thugs, looters etc.), self-defense (firearms), as well as knives, tools to fix your home and ways to communicate.
Although prepping still has a bad stigma attached to it, I think we can all agree it is now mainstream, and for good reason: people are starting to realize that, just because things seem ok today, that might not be the case tomorrow.
#6. Avoid the Shiny Object Syndrome
There are many financial presentations out there, convincing us to invest in this or that stock, or to buy this or that precious metal.
See, what happens is that most people fall for these presentations and, I’m not trying to say they’re wrong, just that they’re OPINIONS. These opinions may be right or wrong, and the guys who formulate them don’t necessarily put a lot of thought into. Once they have something marketable, they then focus on how to make the presentations more appealing.
If you want to make money as an investor, the surest way to do it is to specialize on one thing and not give up until you figure it out. For example, if you want to invest in tech companies, forget everything else and start reading all the tech news you can. Not for a week or a month, but for years on end. Become an expert on that financial aspect and you’ll surely see long term profits.
This applies to business as well. Don’t try to start 3 businesses at once in 3 different niches, and don’t give up on them after a couple of months. Start one and stick to it. I started my website at www.SurvivalSullivan.com 2 years ago and the first 12 months were horrible. But I knew I had a mission and I didn’t quit, and now things are working much better.
So long as you see people in that niche that are successful, it means you can be too, you just have to put in the work and, if need be, some money (maybe from a partner, so you don’t go into debt).
Of course, if you want a business that will also work in case of an economic collapse, anything related to food, water and basic services is probably a good idea: organic food production, rainwater harvesting installments, personal security systems, clothing stores and outdoor stores. Basically anything that could provide things people will be interested in post-collapse (whether they’ll pay in cash or barter for).
All of This Sounds Easy, but How Should You Go About It?
Easy. Sort of. Start with #1 and make plans to pay off mortgage and other outstanding debt. After a week of nothing but focus on this one thing, start focusing on having a basic food and water stockpile. Again, make a plan, use an online spreadsheet to estimate costs and only purchase things you’ve thoroughly researched.
Once this is taken care of, you should look into buying some land, as well as to improve your stockpile. Now, I realize that you may not have the money since you’re still in debt, but this should only motivate you to pay it all off faster.
By Dr. John L. Reizer
Founder of NoFakeNews
It’s really hard to believe 2016 is now behind us. A few of our readers have sent me emails this past week asking for my opinion about what might transpire during 2017. This post will attempt to address some of those email requests.
At the end of each year I usually write a short piece that attempts to speculate on what I believe might happen with regards to the upcoming year. Keep in mind that I am not clairvoyant and I cannot perceive things outside the five sense world. Having written that let me also write there are plenty of clues in the public domain that can help me forecast what might happen in 2017.
What I and other prognosticators are often able to do is make sense of the many clues that have been placed right in front of our eyes by the plethora of fake news companies commonly referred to as the mainstream media.
To begin, I will write that the inauguration of Donald Trump as America’s 45th president on January 20, 2017 will get the ball rolling so to speak. It’s going to be a very interesting year because Donald Trump is to the Illuminati what a wrecking ball is to a skyscraper. This new American President is unlike any other that has served before him. In my opinion he’s not a puppet of the powers that be and he will attempt to do things during his presidency that will directly benefit the American people and America as a country. The Illuminati will not like this.
Donald Trump is all about making America great again and he will attempt to introduce policies that will be consistent with that central theme. He will undoubtedly have to navigate through a minefield of Illuminati agents that are deeply embedded within the construct of US politics. There are also many powerful groups in existence that will attempt to marginalize Trump’s presidency during the next four years.
One of the ways this marginalization process might be attempted is through a carefully manufactured financial crisis in the United States and eventually throughout the entire world. Most people would naturally blame the financial turmoil that might hypothetically materialize in 2017 on Mr. Trump. The plan, in my considered opinion, is quite predictable if you look at the many signs that are pretty damn apparent. We have an overvalued stock market currently in the US. It’s been inflated with so much hot air that it’s probably higher now than Apollo ever managed to get during the fake NASA lunar missions in the late 60’s and early 70’s.
It’s important to keep in mind that stocks and their over inflated values have very little to do with the actual health of the US economy. The stock markets around the world are pretty much manipulated in one direction or another by a number of different stimuli. But the major stimuli with regards to the US markets since the great economic recession of 2008 has been the central bankers’ ability to regularly pump fiat monies into them and to keep interest rates almost at zero. If the central bankers remove said stimuli, we could see the mother of all stock market collapses in the US in 2017. As far as the economy turning bad in America, it’s already there my friends.
Unemployment in the United States remains high despite official monthly reports that claim otherwise. It’s easy for the powers that be to manipulate statistics in order to make things appear different than they are. If you don’t believe me, just take a quick look back at the recent fake presidential polls that were fabricated and reported via the mainstream news companies prior to the 2016 US presidential election. Those polls were so blatantly misleading that they destroyed the credibility of the mainstream media. The powers that be had to blame Trump’s victory on meddling by the Russians in order to try and save face for the news networks that they obviously own and control.
The Federal Reserve, a private corporation comprised of elite banking families, could possibly begin a process designed to regularly raise interest rates after Trump’s inauguration which would most likely send the stock markets around the world into a nosedive. The theoretical interest rate hikes would no doubt be reported in the media as necessary, but in reality would be part of a carefully calculated plan to destabilize and crash the US Dollar. The ultimate goal of course would be to undermine the credibility of the US Dollar and then destroy its world reserve status. The powers that be want a world currency and the timing of a Trump presidency would be near perfect for them to accomplish this goal. Everything could potentially be blamed on Trump and his new draconian policies. This scheme alone would assure the powers that be that Trump would be a one and done president.
Donald Trump is a very smart businessman and most assuredly well aware of what I am writing about. If I can figure this much out, you can be sure he knows what lies ahead in the months to come.
I think it’s also going to be interesting to see how Trump handles the Russian situation. The military industrial complex wants and needs Russia and America to be enemies. War is a very profitable business. A trump presidency could mean peace between America and Russia. Even worse for the Illuminati, it could mean the end of ISIS and other terror cells that have been artificially manufactured by the powers that be in an effort to advance other agendas that most people are not privy to and are never reported on by the mainstream media. If America and Russia ever get on the same page and decide to wipe out ISIS or other related terror cells in a joint effort, it wouldn’t take very long for that goal to come to fruition.
There are a lot of interesting things to watch for in 2017 and hopefully we’ll be able to write about them on NoFakeNews.
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everybody a very Happy New Year!