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Self-Reliance

Are You Ready for a Power Outage?

It doesn’t matter what time of year, where you live or your economic status. When the power goes out, there’s nothing you can do. Or is there? With a little planning, you can minimize the effect...

Financial Freedom

Set Up Your Second, Secret Income

Career options and work environments have changed since you were younger. Work beliefs that were drilled into your head aren’t today’s reality. Maybe you had creative dreams back in the day, but...

Self-Reliance

Five Ways to Escape the Office

Do you feel like you’re living inside a gerbil ball? Are you stuck inside a fake, plastic world...running into things...getting nowhere...gazing beyond your cubicle but unable to get out? Your...

Geographical Independence

Embrace the Open Road…With an Online Income

Digital nomads…they’re the folks with online, portable careers who can work from a cabana in Hawaii, an RV in Nevada, or while visiting family who live across the country. The beauty of the...

Simple Living

Take Control of Your Time

Oops, there goes another minute…and another one. Time ticks away, no matter how you try to make more of it. You spend your entire adult life trading precious minutes for money and lifestyle. The...

HomesteadingSelf-Reliance

Beware of Where Your Food Comes From

It's quite possibly safer to hang out with an unfriendly bull, than it is to go shopping at the store. At least if a bull is charging, you know the danger and mistake you've made. And you had...

Self-Reliance

Four Ways to Step Out of the Office for a Moment

Working in a cubicle can be like enjoying freedom in a strait jacket. You have little to no control over your atmosphere, but a great desire to escape. Try taking a few practice steps toward a...

EducationOnline Income

Educate Yourself for Less…Online

Where are you, right now, right this second? Maybe you're in a cubicle plotting your escape...or planning your next promotion to a corner office with windows. Maybe you're sitting at home...

Online IncomeRemote Working

Gone Fishin’…But Earning an Income at the Same Time

What does your daily commute look like? Do you wait in traffic, listen to chaos, or smell the fumes of vehicles? Is your commute taking more of your free time away? And once you arrive at work...

Homesteading

Become a Homesteader, One Step at a Time

My husband, Rick, grandson Devin, and I live on a 62-acre homestead, we call Amorphous Acres, in the southern tier of western New York. On any given week we also have other grandchildren, and