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Self-Reliance

Your Health is not a Corporate Benefit

If I had told you when you were in first grade that someday – after sitting in school for another 15 years – you'd begin every day of your life in a traffic jam, with your brain fuming like a car

Free Thinking

Please Don’t Feed the Bears…on Wall Street

The financial outlook is rosy from Washington to Wall Street, and for good reason. For nearly eight consecutive years the U.S. economy has beaten the pants off of other leading nations – and...

Self-Reliance

Take Aim at What’s Wrong with Your Life…and Pull the Trigger

In early December, while most of America (maybe even you) was driving around in circles looking for a parking space at the mall, I put on a pair of boots and walked out into the woods...

Self-Reliance

Carefree, Debt-Free, and Enjoying the Good Life

I don’t mind making sacrifices or shouldering a burden if I know that it’s moving me forward to where I want to be. But I was miserable in my job and I really couldn’t stand my predicament...

Living Off The Grid

Cut Your Energy Costs and Protect Your Supply

I was in New York's JFK airport, about to catch a flight, when the woman sitting next to me grabbed her husband's arm and said, "I smell smoke!". They started frantically looking around for the...

Self-Reliance

A Second Income, a Simple Life, and More Free Time

One year I sat down to analyze my finances and realized I had a modest five-figure income that was being pummeled by a massive six-figure debt. That's not sustainable. But rather than waiting and...

Self-Reliance

Break Your Dependency on the Utility Companies

I’ve heated with wood every winter for nearly 20 years, and—even if a blizzard knocks out the power grid—I stay cozy and comfortable. Wood is an affordable alternative to electricity or fossil fuels...

EducationHomesteading

Free Homesteading Education…at Home or Away

If you want to live farther from the grid and closer to the earth…you might need some help developing the skills you need. Where can you go to find out how to live on the land...grow your own...

Financial Freedom

Don’t Get Gamed by an Unfair Financial System

Football season is in full swing across the U.S., and in the NFL there are some significant developments that are having a huge impact on how the game is played. Last year, for instance...

Self-Reliance

Wake Up…Smell Coffee, Roses, and a Whole New Dawn

I had a close call in my mid-50s. The doctor said I was lucky to be alive. The first emergency responder to arrive on the scene had a grave, deflated expression on his face as I watched him...