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Free Thinking

How the Little People Woke the Sleeping Giant

New York lawmakers this month took the extraordinary step of making it illegal for most people to even advertise an Airbnb rental. That’s not just an attack on the shared economy...

Financial FreedomSelf-Reliance

Get Rid of the Burden and Start Living

During the last conversation I had with my grandmother – a few months before she died – I asked if she had any advice about how people like myself can de-clutter our lives and get back to a...

DIY GardeningHomesteadingUrban Homesteading

Accelerate Your Garden Compost to Save Your Dollars

Composting is such a clever way to reduce your waste and cut your garbage collection bills. You...


The Worst Investment an American Household Can Make

October is harvest it's timely to consider what we sow, grow, reap, and eat. After all, we owe it to ourselves to pay attention to how our...

DIY Gardening

Solving the Problem of Poor Soil

The first time I experimented with organic gardening was on one of the worst plots of land I’ve ever tried to work. Instead of topsoil it was gummy, sticky, dense clay. Water puddle on top…and...

Financial Freedom

Change Your Spending Habits to Save Money

When I lived in Houston, Texas, the city used a metric called the "Garbage Index" to track its economy. The index monitored the volume of trash discarded by residents, and a decrease was...

Financial Freedom

Playing the Financial System at Its Own Game

Understanding how the financial system actually operates can help you use it for your own gain…even if your intention is to be debt-free and relatively independent of traditional banking and the...

Online IncomeRemote Working

Living True to Nature With an Online Income

These days, I work from home...or from wherever I happen to be. I don't owe anyone a cent and make enough money freelancing to support my simple, debt-free lifestyle. I live in a rustic home in...

Financial FreedomGeographical Independence

Leverage Your Dollar by Living Abroad

Earning a living is challenging and saving for the future is almost an unreachable goal in America. But you have some realistic solutions and options. If you have American currency to spend, for

Financial Freedom

Accelerate Your Mortgage Payoff for Debt-Free Living

If you yearn to be free of your mortgage payment, it may be easier than you think. There are some realistic strategies that can help you transform a pile of debt into a nest egg of equity. The