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Self-Reliance

Feeling Railroaded? Get off the Fast Track…and the Grid

I don't know if you've ever built railroads by hand with tools like picks and sledgehammers, but if by chance you have, shoot me an email (via editor@waldenpublishing.com) because we need to...

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

Homesteading

Five Great States for Homesteading

America is a big place with vastly different cultures, growing seasons, land prices, and local government. This is certainly a good thing if you’re looking to escape the rat race and set up a...

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

Creating Success, One Step at a Time

I've thought a lot about the failure-to-get-started problem. I've read dozens of books and talked to many of my colleagues and posed the question to hundreds of my customers...

Homesteading

New Incomes for a Better Life on the Homestead

What's your New Year resolution? This time next year, I plan to be full-time on the ranch my partner, Chris bought near Colorado Springs, at the end of 2009...

Self-Reliance

A Floating Home, Good Life Skills, and a Career Portfolio

I am a child of the 60s and we were taught — and expected — to have one single job for 30 years. So I worked, mainly, as a secretary...but I also waitressed, demonstrated cookware, sold...

Self-Reliance

Why Shoveling Sh*t is Starting to Sound Good

Valerie Young was shocked by the sudden death of her mother — who had been planning a wonderful retirement — at just 61 years of age. That was back in 1993, when Valerie was commuting 90 miles a

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...