At the beginning of 2013, after more than 3 grueling years of paying off loans, our household finally became debt free. In order to pay off the massive pile of debts, my wife and I had to make many painful sacrifices. We dramatically increased income while cutting expenses to the bone. I worked 80 hour weeks holding down several different jobs for years on end and eventually got sick because of it. In the nine months that has transpired, many things have changed in our household and all of them for the better.
As many of you might know, we currently reside in the NYC metro region. As such I am prohibited from owning firearms. While I believe this to be an exceedingly dangerous(and tyrannical) policy, the government has all the weapons so who are we to complain? With conditions such as this, I’ve been reduced to defending my family with a knife and a slingshot! However, all is not lost. Within just a couple of years, our plan is to move away from the metro-zone into a less populated area in another state. So in the interim, I’ve been slowly building up a strategic weapons arsenal which is kept by extended family in that other state. Read the rest of this entry »
Let’s face it, life is (_|_) hard here in America! The average American is up to his eyeballs in debt, working multiple jobs, constantly worried about paying the bills. Taxes are high, work is scarce, and the cost of living keeps rising much faster than the “inflation” rates claimed by the government. Our expensive college educations are worth very little on the Global marketplace. And our hard-earned work-skills are under perpetual threat of technological obsolescence. And as if the stress of just putting food on the table isn’t enough, we are incessantly bombarded by secondary headaches such as terrorist threats, home invasions, mass shootings, the big-brother government, and the occasional riot. Read the rest of this entry »
When we take the time to really think about it, modern society resembles an ant colony more than anything else. If you took an ant and separated it from the rest of the colony, it will first try desperately to rejoin the collective. Failing that, the ant is basically helpless. Beyond the very limited tasks that a worker ant is equipped to do, the individual ant has no capacity to survive on it’s own. Thus, an isolated ant is very quickly a dead ant. Now consider the average citizen of a modern “civilized” country(the USA a prime candidate). If due to some emergency, he had to provide for his own food, clothing, and shelter from scratch, that person would mostly likely die in the attempt. Read the rest of this entry »
The average American family is under constant assault by a host of utterly unnecessary expenses. These regular expenses are often endorsed by the main stream media as being absolutely essential for “normal” people. They make it seem as if people can’t exist without a smartphone plan, 500 channels on TV, and semi-regular vacations!!!! But upon closer examination, most expenses of modern life do little to actually improve one’s life. In fact quite a few such expenses actively decrease your quality of life. Today I have thankfully gotten rid of one such expense! Read the rest of this entry »