This week I put up a new video after I heard about the stock market having a crash, then the media changing their minds touting it was a correction. A correction, a crash who cares at this point. One of the biggest reasons we were prompted to not follow the norms of society when it came to finances was because of this very fact!
No matter how we looked at stocks mutual funds 401ks or pensions that my work place offered, none of it after a while made sense to us.
When we woke up we came to our own conclusions that for us, giving our hard earned money away to some financial adviser or entity to be gambled with, while taking all the risk, then if we did make any gains, to be CHARGED for that gain (taxed) and then in the end to be finally Charged again (taxed) for cashing it in later when we were what..over 60? Half dead?
And then we thought about the idea of not really having full control of our finances. When its on paper, do you really have what you think you have? Even as we did our own investing (I did extensive day trading at one time) was it even real money when I got that paper financial statement?
We found out the hard way many years ago when we decided to cash in some of our stocks and the financial institute gave us such a hard time we were left realizing how helpless and AT their mercy we really were!
First they halted my sell off. They didn't like what I was doing so they put a hold on my account. Then when I called to get the money they suddenly used the excuse "How can you prove you are the account holders?" Really? After over six plus years of having a account (and this was Fidelity investment people!!! A big investment firm!) I had to prove Im the account holder?
To make a long story short, many blood vessels in my head popped while attempting to explain to the agents one fact.. I JUST WANT MY MONEY and I WANT IT NOW!
And the ironic thing abut that whole situation is.. WHEN we finally did get our money (weeks later) it was sent in a check form! HA! Think about that...one paper item to another paper item. STILL VALUELESS.
Then we went to the bank. Now there's another eye opener. Ever go to the bank and try to get over 10k in cash? TRY IT! I dare you! And don't even bother with anything over 20k plus! They will scare you, try to get you to reinvest in a money market account, and offer another cashiers check in place of cash!
Really! And not only that, they will look at you like your crazy!
They don't keep money in the bank! Did you think they did? If you want that cash....they have to ORDER it!
This is reality people
So needless to say our whole financial strategy of investing changed dramatically. We went thru losses (remember the crash of the 90's? Lost ever last dime) Had to start over more then twice in our twenty plus years of marriage. And trust me people, we are by no means rich. My husband is a taxidermist and I didn't get my degree till I was 28 years old. And as a RN I only worked part time for most of my career until we had to really get serious towards the end before we moved. Then I had three jobs and my husband worked endless hours trying to save for our off grid future. But the bottom line is our vision and attitude changed
We realized no one cares about our financial future. Those paid brokers don't, those paid advisers don't. They get their money and commissions regardless if the market goes up and down. And the other glaring fact is..IT aint real until you CASH it in!
Until then, its all just make believe. Until you draw off of it or have the cash in your hands your still just living the pipe dream . And the other fact about investing is, the manipulation of the markets. This is a glaring fact that has only gotten worse over the years. You can go online and find hoards of information on top ten companies buying back their stock to prop up their companies earnings to appease investors. This is just profits without prosperity basically. You see manipulation of the "shorts"be it oil or silver or gold which basically ruins the metal investing markets. And the mere fact that SENTIMENT can change the whole market in one days time! Poof one day at a all time high..the next day all gone!
We all know its a gambling game. And yes some people do benefit from the gamble and it does pay off. But as time goes on this gamble and risk is getting to be way to dangerous for the average American who has a family and is in real need of real financial independence and support.
So whats the answer? Is there is answer? Seems we have programmed to all accept the fact that in order to retire we must have a 401k, we must have the IRA. If we don't we are fools!
Well think what you may, what I am seeing is people finally waking up and noticing the changes in the air over the last six to seven years. 911, Bush Obama, ISIS, China, you name it things are not getting better and the poncy scheme is becoming a balancing act. Sooner or later the SHTF will indeed do what it means...HIT THE FAN. and then all of the hardworking Americans will be left holding-onto their financial statements with no food in their pantry, no gardens to grow vegetables, no lights to turn on!
Believe what you want. Cause I know everyone has a opinion. But we decided long ago that the only investment we were going to make from now on was in ourselves and our own self sufficiency! We decided we would produce, create, store, and put everything we had in us!
This meant addressing all aspects of our lives. Our food purchases, our daily purchases, our way of living, our dependence on certain things. Were we going to continue to live depending on the electric company to provide us with electricity? Or the gas company to give us heat? How about the store always having food on the shelves? Or the water always coming out of the faucet? THESE are the things we had to re-look at. And trust me people, even when you THINK your independent, reality will tell you otherwise.
We are so DEPENDENT in our daily lives its scary! Can most of us even leave the house anymore without your phones? I don't have a iPod or smart phone or whatever they are called. But it seems to be these gadgets are Glued to peoples ears! REALLY? We also seem to think the lights will always come on. WILL THEY?
WE desperately need to rethink things. It is never to late. That is the lie society feeds many of us who are looking at changing and becoming more independent. THEY don't want you being self sufficient. They don't want you pulling your money out the stock market and planting gardens and buying solar panels to provide your own energy. THEY JUST DON'T! They start by indoctrinating our children to be dependent on the system, and then they want you to follow to!
The big lie is YOU cant afford to live off grid, you aren't skilled enough, your not smart enough, its to hard, it to this its to that. You cant live in a tiny house because that's to unconventional its not realistic because you need YOUR stuff. More stuff. You cant have a homestead with animals because that's just not practical.
I believe people come to my channel and are empowered because they are seeing REALITY! It is possible, it isn't a mystery, it is attainable.
You can start today by making those changes. They don't have to be radical. But they need to be made! You need to address every area of your life.
Re evaluate your goals. Re evaluate your money.
Would it be better to cash in that 401k now, take the money and pay the penalty and get using it to build your self sustainable homestead?
Would it be better to buy those solar panels and the batteries then to continue to be hooked up to the grid at the electric companies mercy?
Is my pantry full enough? Do I need to buy bulk items learn how to preserve my food, start a garden and plant some fruit trees? Do I need to learn more skills? Do I need to have more fellowship with people in my community who are like minded and I can trust to help if things get bad?
So many areas to address. But you need to start today.
Basics to look at
You don't need to move off grid to start making a change. Serious people who are cashing in need to address these key area. Watch my videos, lots of good ideas. I show people how to can, how to buy in bulk, how to garden, how to find water, you name it. THESE are the areas that are basics that you can do now!
So it comes down to investing in the paper lie...or investing in tangible things...real things... that will sustain you and GIVE you FULL returns! Its a decision one has to really look at. For this week I believe was just again another calling card that is begging people..ITS TIME TO AWAKE FROM THE SLUMBER!
And for those who are ready, COME back here for more.
PART TWO will be posted next week!!