The Survival Entrepreneur!
Jamea Walton “I Am Liberty” Audio in player below!
There are lots of people out there making varying degrees of money from the survival niche. Whether its owning a blog, writing a book or even some level of training or consulting there is money to be made. There are even people making decent money with YouTube and survival content. You could also invent something great to affect the survival industry. Either way there is money to be made if you have great content or Continue reading The Survival Entrepreneur!→
James Walton “I Am Liberty” Listen to this show in player below!
Its very rare we take the time to talk about income but lately I have been looking for ways to change that. The motivation behind this is two fold. One is the fact that I am looking to take control of my world and not be held to the typical eight hour work day. The second reason I am looking for Continue reading Internet Money on I Am Liberty!→
I hear it over and over. Always the same problem and the one big problem many homesteaders struggle to overcome. In a rural setting often times jobs can be scarce. How can you make money to pay for things like taxes and incidentals? Continue reading Making money and rural living!→
Well now isn’t that a tongue twister? But seriously, a great topic I think. After last week’s chat about others around us not agreeing with why we prep. It seems only fitting that we discuss some things to help us prep without breaking the bank.
Dirt Cheap Prepping!
Host: Bob Mayne “Today’s Survival Show”
Some of us have limited budgets. It can be very intimidating to prepare your family for an emergency or SHTF situation and not have the money to do so. In this episode I interview Cal Wilson, the Author of the book, “Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping.” I think you’ll get some answers on how to prepare in a simply way, while not spending a lot of money. Continue reading Dirt Cheap Prepping!→
Imagine you own a small business, and after a grueling week, you close up for the night on Friday evening. Heading for the bank with your hard earned business receipts for the week in the amount of $10,000. Just a few blocks from work, your day get’s much worse, and red and blue flashing lights are in your mirror. Instead of a ticket however, your life spirals into a black hole, as your money is legally stolen from you!!! Join GoatHollow for a special edition of the Surreal news “Highway Robbery” this week for an in depth report on the explosion of civil asset forfeitures in the US!!! Continue reading Highway Robbery!!!→
I’ve heard the question and seen it posed on many forums; do I forgo bills in order to build my preps? Maybe pay just the minimum on my bills in order to build on my preps or do I not worry about my preps until I have my bills paid off? How about screw the bills and build my preps? These are all valid questions, none of which have a definitive answer. Everyone has their own set of circumstances that they find themselves in and must find their own balance between bills owed and money to invest in prepping. Continue reading How to “prep” when in debt?→
“Shield” yourself from the I.R.S.
Hosts: Nick & Don “We Grow Ours”
This week on the We Grow Ours Show, Nick and Don continue sharing the tools of sustainability and empowerment of independence with a VERY special guest. She’s a “goddess” in her field and an author with the know-how. She has watched the business scene and developed a talent for learning from the success and failures of others. We all want to be more independent and self-sufficient, but how do you do that while depending on your 9-5 day job? A job where you trade the nonrenewable resource time for the ever fleeting, never sustaining dollar! Sustainability and independence are not limited to your food and fuel supply, but your daily earnings too. Shauna will give us advice on starting a new company, give us a glimpse into the world of taxes and business and tell us how to “shield” ourselves from the demonic lords known as the I.R.S…. Continue reading “Shield” yourself from the I.R.S.→
Two shows with a lot of good information starting off with “The Prepared Canadian” and followed by Gary and Brenna of “The Road Less Traveled”.
In this first broadcast Denob asks the questions; Do you have what it takes to survive an evacuation at a moment’s notice? What would you be left with if your home were destroyed by fire or a tornado? There can be any number of disasters that can force you to leave your home without the time to think. What if you needed to get home from work after disaster strikes? Will you be ready to care for your kids or pets? Continue reading Evacuation to Tips & Tricks from WWII→
Three things America should know! Part 2
Host: Charlie “Charlie in the Box”
From a young age we are taught a lot of different things in the public school system. As you can tell by the way society is going we have not been given the correct tools to function as a free society. Too many people today believe that there government is there friend, a provider, or someone who knows best for the common good of mankind. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. So this past week, I shot a video named: The Three things American’s should know. The first thing that I thought was we need to start understanding governments as a whole. Secondly what is money and where does it come from? Third and last would be to have faith in God and not religion. Continue reading Three things America should know! Part 2→
Saving headache, time and money, DIY (do it yourself) boon or disaster? Necessity is of course the mother of invention and never more so than when you’re home alone and something breaks. The ensuing crisis can escalate into a full scale disaster in a matter of moments or be a long drawn out aggravation waiting for repair. To top it off the economics of calling someone else in can create its own disaster in your budget and privacy, two very important items in living prepared. Then again we all have a story about how we or another close to us was going to fix that and save a ton, except that….yep in the long run it cost double or more to repair the repair. So as preppers what do we do? Living on a single income or a reduced one often stops us from calling the repairman, it’s just not in the budget but that faucet is leaking and it’s the hot water to boot, or the toilet keeps running, the blinds need to be hung, that hole in the drywall is growing daily (sure wish I hadn’t pushed the corner of the table into it), life moves on and things happen, they break down or we break them. Continue reading Do It Yourself & The Prepper Lifestyle→
The average American family has burdened themselves with — depending on what source you believe — $7,500 to $16,000 in credit card debt alone. As of December 12th, the average credit card rate stands at over 14%. You don’t have to be a whiz at math to see this is not a good situation to be in and beyond credit card debt, according to the website Daily Finance, the average American owes his creditors $47,000 (or $94,000 per couple) overall. Debt per household has declined since 2008, BUT so has saving and net worth. People are using savings to pay off debt. Is this wise?
Debt is a slave master no matter how you look at it. It never works for you, only against you when it comes to having choices and being able to take advantage of opportunities that present themselves. Debt and freedom are longtime adversaries.
For the homesteader or prepper, the goal should be to free oneself of debt. But how? What about getting that rural retreat or affording a year’s worth of food? How does one acquire those big ticket items without debt? Is it even practical or possible to live without debt nowadays? Is some debt acceptable in some circumstances? Where does one begin to sort it all out? Well, as one of my favorite movie characters, Bob Wiley in “What About Bob?” learned, it’s all about baby steps, and being unconventional in thinking and approach. (And Lord knows, we preppers and homesteaders certainly have that skill!)
So, please join me Thursday, December 20 at 8 pm CST on the Homestead Honey Hour as I talk about the unmentionable — our money and how we might be masters of it instead of slaves. Let’s discuss strategies, budgets, spending (and saving!) patterns, and mindsets what will help us NOT keep up with the Jone’s credit line.
This Tuesday on The Crooked Path to Preparedness we are going to discuss Prepping on the Cheap. Not too many people have so much money they can just run out and buy everything they need to be prepared for tomorrow’s disaster. Most people are normal, everyday, overall wearing, average income earning people that have to make it on a budget and try to prepare for the future at the same time. In fact I don’t even know a single person that has a bunker like they show on TV. So we are going to talk about how “low budget” people , like Sissy Bob, have to prepare for what’s coming. It’s not just about buying in bulk it’s a little of a lot of things and a lot of little things.
Make sure and join in on the conversation because we would love to hear about what you do to “Prep on the cheap”. I’m going to be throwing some of my ideas at ya and I hope you will all call in and throw some of your ideas at me. Make sure and check out the latest Hillbillypreppergals video to find the shoutout of the week. The person that calls in with it before I do the shout out will win their choice of a goat turd sling shot or a book. www.youtube.com/user/HillbillyPrepperGals