A New Mindset about Wealth and Money

Change Your Mind. Change Your Life

Earlier this month a CNBC article came out with a statement of the obvious which most people have already known for a long time: the economy has not really gotten better. Duh. All the while soon after the 2007-8 economic meltdown and the initiation of the QE strategy of infusing […] Read more »

A Very Brief History of Taxation in America

Taxation in America

“100% of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal Debt … all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services taxpayers expect from government.” ~The Grace Commission Report, 1984 As April 15 nears…thought you would find this research on taxation […] Read more »

Reset for Lifestyle Longevity

“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” Christopher Reeve, American Actor 1952-2004 Are you drowning in stuff? “Tidying guru” Marie Kondo tells us, “Most people have three times more stuff than they need.” Not only does having too […] Read more »

Part of the Machine

Part of the machine

“By a continuous process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens. By this method, they not only confiscate, but they confiscate arbitrarily; and while the process impoverishes many, it actually enriches some….The process engages all of the hidden forces of […] Read more »

The Holiday Season: Changing Horses in Midstream

Time to opt-out of holiday expectations

Once again, we have arrived at that time of the year when retailers hope to make up for a slump in sales of previous months via enthusiastic shoppers, those who throw caution to the wind purchasing more than usual on credit to keep up with holiday-season expectations. Tradition demands it. […] Read more »

Gratitude in an Imperfect World

Another View of Reality

“Each one of us, as long as life stirs in him, may play a part in extricating himself from the power system by asserting his primacy as a person in quiet acts of mental or physical withdrawal–in gestures of non-conformity, in abstentions, restrictions, inhibitions, which will liberate him from the […] Read more »

The Wealth of Well-Being: A Cautionary Tale

Thanks to the Federal Reserve

Mark’s idea of freedom was being able to create meaningful work while spending as much time as possible with his family, sometimes enjoying the tropics of the Dominican Republic. Instead, at age 52, he just died.  And – no – it wasn’t a heart attack. At this writing there is […] Read more »

Civility, Bullies and Winning

“Bully-worship, under various disguises, has become a universal religion, and such truisms as that a machine-gun is still a machine-gun even when a ‘good’ man is squeezing the trigger… have turned into heresies which it is actually becoming dangerous to utter.” ~Power: A New Social Analysis by Bertrand Russell, reviewed […] Read more »

The Failure of Success: Market-Structured Consciousness

Don't try to think.

Sorry to say, I just read this article that confirms what I’ve believed all along, “Is Credit Card Debt the New Way to Survive in America?” It proves my point about how commerce has virtually co-opted life. Natural-human consciousness seems to have morphed into market-structured consciousness. (Coined by author Jay […] Read more »

Personal Finance: The Betrayal of Form over Substance

The Emperor Has NO Clothes

I know I am a lone voice crying in the wilderness when it comes to debunking conventional thinking about how best to earn, spend, save and invest. My information is based on hard facts (public domain information) regarding how the system of money actually works, and the negative impact it […] Read more »