Tag Archives: choices

Shopping, Shortages and Shenanigans – The New Normal

Gone are the days of bemoaning the fact that my favorite local jeweler no longer has my Movado watch battery because they have gone exclusively Rolex. Never again will I need to sacrifice a morning in the waiting room of the Mercedes dealership sipping freshly ground flavored coffee and eating two hour old pastries while I impatiently wait for my 30,000 mile scheduled maintenance covered by the warranty. Sigh!

This is all sarcasm of course because I will take weeding my garden and cooing at our elusive bobcat from my front porch rocker any day over my consumer driven previous life. But I still have to purchase items and, rising inflation aside, there are big cracks in the consumer foundation appearing everywhere. Buckle up folks; it's time to put the nose to the grindstone. Continue reading Shopping, Shortages and Shenanigans – The New Normal

Wellness Is The Best Medicine

Eliminating FEAR of the lack of affordable,  attainable and responsible healthcare is right at the top of my list for becoming more self reliant. If I am not healthy I can't do any of the other activities required to depend upon myself. I am not an "expert", but I don't need to be a physician to know that if I am well I don't need a doctor. Continue reading Wellness Is The Best Medicine

Real Assets

As a young child the “Jim Dandy” at the local Friendly's Ice Cream store was my favorite treat, a delicious ice cream banana split feast. Now-a-days for economic prophecy I refer to my new Jim Dandy sundae for much of what I need to know. Meaning Jim Grant, Jim Rickards, Jim Rogers, Jim Willie, and of course Jim Sinclair with an extra (chocolate sprinkles) topping of Mark Faber. Continue reading Real Assets