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Financial FreedomFinancial Independence

Earn Extra Income…Mill Your Own Wood

When I was a kid my mom had a large pecan tree that grew in our side yard. During harvest season you could pick enough pecans to fill a gallon jug or paper bag in no time at all...

Financial FreedomFinancial Independence

Trade on a Handshake…and Enjoy the Good Life

There is a long history of Wall Street types sniping profits right out from under your nose, through insider trading. But it's not always a hot tip from a company executive or politician that...

Homesteading

Growing Your Own Mushrooms with a $50 Starter Kit

One winter, while I was living in an urban apartment, I became intrigued by an article on cultivating mushrooms in cool, dark spaces. I didn't yet have much experience with gardening...

Self-Reliance

Save a Precious Commodity…with a Water Filter

I drive cars and trucks so I am complicit with Big Oil. I also believe that natural gas is a much cleaner alternative to some other forms of fossil fuel. I use a plastic toothbrush and am well...

Self-Reliance

Trout Fishing in Colorado…It’s Never Too Late

I was in a coffee shop recently and I struck up a conversation with a 70-year-old man named Jack who lost his wife last year to cancer. "We were married 40 years," he told me...

Downsizing

Downsize for Stargazing, Tango, and a Rustic Cabin

When I moved from the fourth-largest city in America to the mountains of rural Virginia, it was a radical change. I drove out, one night, to the little rustic cabin I had leased, which was...

Self-Reliance

Even the Military is Hooking up to Solar Power

You may already think that the government and Big Business own all the power. But did you know that they are also commandeering the majority of America's alternative energy...

Self-Reliance

Who Do You Depend on for Energy?

Last night I got happily snowed-in at home, and my lovely neighbor complimented me on my "Rum Snow Cone"...a cocktail I invented to commemorate the occasion...

Living Off The Grid

Free Energy is Everywhere…Just Tap into It

When I was young and traveling the world, I wound up in a rural village in India. There I met a farmer who couldn't have weighed more than 120 pounds...and who plowed his fields with oxen, while...

Financial FreedomFinancial Independence

The Shocking Truth About Your Financial Information

If there is anything I value more than freedom from debt, it's my right to privacy. But as crazy as it sounds, I have simultaneously forfeited both of those willingly...hundreds of times in my life...