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    How do we protect ourselves from inflation?

    I foresee lots of inflation in the near future: government is creating currency out of thin air, and more dollars are chasing after fewer products.

    What can we do to protect ourselves?
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    Re: How do we protect ourselves from inflation?

    Good question!
    I'm in the process of fitting an outdoor wood boiler to supplement the heating systems in my garage and home. That's my #1 top priority after harvesting my crops and processing everything filling a top load freezer, the parsley is drying now and it's the last thing I'm harvesting except for the Carolina Reapers I moved inside under LED hopping to move them back outside this spring, but at least fresh reapers all winter!
    I've been investing my time and effort this way since 2009 and by 2013 made a rocket stove to heat my garage, now something a little bigger to include my home if I can plum it in before winter!
    My food processing tools and equipment includes allot of used stainless steel for pennies on the dollar, also restored a propane griddle from the 1960's. Tomato mill, mixers, processor, mandolin slicer, pots, pans, you name it! When I start cooking you can smell it a mile down the road!

    If I pinch a penny any harder I'll get fission!

    My next sizable purchase, hopefully by spring, will be a Befang E-Bike conversion kit (for my mtn bike collecting dust) if worse comes to worst, I'll build a solar trailer to help me outrun the zombies on scavenger missions!
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    Re: How do we protect ourselves from inflation?

    I have some gold, silver and cryptos but still only around 20% of my total wealth.
    Don't want to put all my eggs in one basket so to speak, looking for ideas to invest my cash abroad well away from the collapsing western world.
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    Re: How do we protect ourselves from inflation?

    Quote Originally Posted by stanmsl View Post
    I have some gold, silver and cryptos but still only around 20% of my total wealth.
    Don't want to put all my eggs in one basket so to speak, looking for ideas to invest my cash abroad well away from the collapsing western world.
    I wouldn't move anything anywhere. Unless it's tangible and you can watch it like a hawk, it can evaporate overnight, there's no place safer than your mattress or an underground vault!

    A great transfer of wealth is now gouging out the middleclass to be redistributed above and below.

    Drive a Toyota and ride a Honda, is the greatest investment a man can make living in the modern world.

    Otherwise pay a mechanic to do the fruitless thankless work of endlessly nailing Jell-O to a wall@ $65.00 pr. hr!
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    Re: How do we protect ourselves from inflation?

    1: Buy land (they’re not making it anymore, remember Mark Twain?)
    2:: Buy PHYSICAL gold.
    3: Become debt free ASAP.
    4: Crypto? I don’t really understand it.

    Full disclaimer: I have achieved 1-3. Don’t have any crypto.

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    Re: How do we protect ourselves from inflation?

    Bitcoin is one of the only non-government controlled currencies in existence (and the top, and first, crypto). A lot of people fear it because they don’t understand it, but once you do your research you’ll understand why it’s the most undervalued investment there is right now. It is gold 2.0, and if Plan B’s model is correct, a single coin could be $1-5 MILLION in the next 5 years (after the next halving). Bitcoin is the only commodity with a hard cap limit of 21 million coins – that’s 21 million coins for every human for the rest of eternity... there aren’t enough coins for every millionaire to own a single coin – think about that.

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    Re: How do we protect ourselves from inflation?

    Quote Originally Posted by McDudeski McGee View Post
    ... I'd only put a small percentage if any in oddball stuff. "Never lose your principal" is one of the key rules of investing.
    I agree, never attempt to do what I did. Basically one day, I decided to put all my eggs into Crypto (uh yeah, you heard me right, my life savings, which wasn't much in reality). It was just a thought, a dream, and maybe just maybe...one big joke?
    You know, every Dog has his day! On that day, my crypto app Gave me notification...so I opened it up to a huge surprise...Everyday it had gone up and up, to the tune of 800% total.

    With my new success, I actually cried tears of joy. It was incredible for me, especially since I have come from nothing. I'm not a genius and I've had plenty of other failure$ in my life, but the success can go to your head and cloud your investment decisions. I pulled out at the top and then waited it out for a hefty pullback to re-invest my principal PLUS the profits! It was at THIS point, that I started to realize, "Wow, is THIS what it's like to be 'rich'? Where money just, grows, and appears as fruit from previous hard work and labor? And then it gets easier and easier?" My last mini side bet paid off to the tune of 500%, made over 5k in a month recently.

    People have no clue about me. I live under the radar. They think "he's deaf, dumb, and autistic". Fine, I don't give a shit what they think!!!
    For my whole life I was an underdog and I would only smash my success into the faces of haters. For everyone else who supported me, cheered me on, and helped me build back up, I would pay it forward to those people. The way I view haters? They are actual PEASANTS, regardless of their wealth level. When you hate on someone before and after their success, it's peasant behavior. Losers.
    For years, I endured living in the cold without much heat and barely able to pay for things.

    Don't let my story make you FEEL like you're missing out, because you'll find your success in a style of investing/saving that works for you! Avoid ALL forms of FOMO or FUD for that matter. I'm not attached to money and I see it as a game. Try to save as much as you can and invest as much as you can into "the future"....I bought Peloton early on. Had I realized what I "really" bought, I would have made an absolute fortune. Remember, I am on the "extreme" spectrum of things. I'd gladly live in a tent just to save money and I would be happy with it too.

    Trust your gut with investments. Put a sprinkle of your assets in the "crazy" wild stuff, but do as much research as possible and figure out what moves what, in correlation to what exactly. And gather as many tools and expert opinions as possible. Never buy any asset at recent highs, always wait for a dip even if it means possibly losing the opportunity. There are always more chances out there, in real estate, stocks, crypto, rare artwork, NFT's, or what have you. Even if you're just buying hype and re-selling the hype higher, be honest with yourself about what it is you want to actually do, and not to trick yourself ever.

    Inflation? Fuck yeah it's a problem. Will it ERODE your savings if left in a bank? Absolutely! Park your cash wherever you think is best. Even paying off debt is a good safe place typically. Don't take my word for it, talk to a professional and do some research. There are high yield bonds also, that some people park cash into.

    *This is not investment advice, it's my story, and I hope you're inspired!*

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    Re: How do we protect ourselves from inflation?

    Quote Originally Posted by WanderLuster View Post
    1: Buy land (they’re not making it anymore, remember Mark Twain?)
    2:: Buy PHYSICAL gold.
    3: Become debt free ASAP.
    4: Crypto? I don’t really understand it.

    Full disclaimer: I have achieved 1-3. Don’t have any crypto.

    You NEED to start understanding Crypto, at a MINIMUM. Learn it and understand it, at a minimum. It is our future, especially if we ever move away from USD fiat.

    The fact that Greyscale is an actual investment grade fund that is 100% in crypto now, geared towards the wealthy 1% investors -- you're almost too late! Any crypto you buy, be very cautious in general and buy it ON THE DIP. And keep it small to start, because the volatility can rip you apart if you're wrong! The volatility can also work in your favor when you do things right...

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    Re: How do we protect ourselves from inflation?

    Quote Originally Posted by sam luis obispo View Post
    I foresee lots of inflation in the near future: government is creating currency out of thin air, and more dollars are chasing after fewer products

    I think its good to differentiate that this is not the typical inflation (excess money chasing few goods) as was the case in Spain in the 1500s when the Spanish Armada brought back tonnes of Incan gold, prices of basic items rose some 300% due to a sudden increase in gold (money) while the supply of goods remained relatively constant.

    In this case the surge in demand is mostly short-term while the rise in supply-side prices is mostly long-term.

    On the demand side, the short-term demand factors are:

    1) global factories/industries which were shut down due to lockdowns are re-starting almost simultaneously, sending a surge of demand - this should normalise after a few quarters and is one reason the Fed views inflation as transitory;

    2) inventory building from 'just-in-time' to 'just-in-case' - again, it is expected that inventory building will cease in a few quarters as it locks up a lot of cash (and storage/warehousing space) for companies;

    3) the lengthening of supply chains due to political pressure forcing China->US supply chain to relocate to become China->X->US (eg. China->Vietnam->US) - this supply chain move was expected to take a few years to complete - the supply chain relocation was initiated under Trump in 2018/2019, hence its has been 2 years (if not more), in theory enough time for supply-chain relocation to have completed. However COVID lockdowns have delayed the supply-chain relocation process and with the gradual resumption of business-as-usual activities, supply-chain relocation should be mostly completed by 2022 if not earlier.

    Note that in this case the demand surge is driven more by short-term factors than by long-term factors.

    On the supply-side, we are seeing a reversal of global deflationary pressures brought about since China joined the WTO (World Trade Organisation), due to the opening of trade borders, which allowed multi-national companies to make use of China's large labour force, lower taxes and lower regulation with regards to pollution/environmental regulation and labour rights.

    This allowed companies to drive costs down, while passing the cost savings to the consumer, resulting in lower consumer goods prices globally.
    China also artificially controlled their currency, keeping it very cheap verses the US-dollar, thus allowing US consumers (who bought goods in US-dollars) an artificially higher purchasing power (as production costs were in Chinese Yuan, which was kept cheap verses the dollar).

    The reverse is now happening, and China is now beginning to export supply-price increases:

    1) due to China's 1-child policy, the pool of productive labour in China is shrinking and aging rapidly thus making labour costs more expensive every year;

    2) China is also imposing tighter controls on pollution/environmental regulations, which increases compliance and other costs for companies;

    3) political tit-for-tat trade tariffs (as high as 25%) on both sides, initiated in 2019 during Trump's administration, lead to higher input costs and these cost increases are then mostly passed on to the consumer;

    4) Chinese Yuan is allowed to gradually appreciate verses the US-dollar by China's central bank - for example, in 2020, 1 USD would buy 7 Yuan worth of goods, but now 1 USD buys 6.3 Yuan worth of goods (a ~10% appreciation in the Yuan vs the Dollar) - this means one buys less goods for the same Dollar than a year ago (ie. US consumers purchasing power has decreased).

    Unfortunately, global central banks monetary tools cannot address supply-side price increases, they can only address demand-side increases.
    Central Bank's policies cannot train more truck drivers, nor produce more semiconductor chips.

    Traditionally, central banks have addressed inflation by raising interest rates, which acts to cool spending (demand). In this case, raising rates may cool demand at a time when consumers are hit by missing unemployment cheques / a lack of employment and will do nothing to address the supply-side price increase.

    Raising interest rates (making the cost of borrowing higher) will not encourage new investment (and thus new supply) to come onstream. When unemployment (or underemployment) is high like in the US, raising interest rates will act to stifle new investment and growth. The tools required are political rather than monetary.
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    To address the perceived increase in dollar supply - the printing of money (creation of dollars) has been chiefly via the FED creating money out of thin air and using the money to buy assets (mostly Treasuries and MBS) since 2009. Currently, the Fed buys some $80 billion of Treasury securities and $40 billion MBS a month.

    The chart here (What does the Federal Reserve mean when it talks about tapering? (brookings.edu)) gives us an idea of the extent of money printing with big jumps in in 2009 when the FED created some $2 trillion worth of money in a year, and 2013-2015 when the FED created another $2 trillion in 2-years. Note the latest jump is in 2020 when the FED created some $3 trillion in that year.

    So why haven't we seen inflation during these periods?

    This is because the money created (via the FED) has:

    1) entered into very low circulation/low velocity of money or become locked up in financial assets - usually the money is almost immediately locked up by Wall Street investment banks into various types of financial products and only a little bit enters into the real economy (via bankers bonuses) - it wasn't until the COVID-unemployment cheques that the man in the street saw some of the money that was created, however this is now ending;

    2) been mopped-up and locked-up by global central banks (in the form of ever-increasing US-dollar reserves) - major trading partners like China, Japan, Korea, EU, have locked up more and more US-dollars to be held as reserves and in order to facilitate trade settlement;

    3) the remainder finds its way into the stock markets (Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500 Index History Chart (fedprimerate.com)) and some also finds its way into speculative assets (crypto, NFTs);

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    Finally, note that supply-side price increases causes overall demand to shrink drastically (money that would have been spent on little luxuries like hair-salons, artisan cafes, etc, would be channeled towards more essential household goods. This means less customers for hairdressers, cafe owners, etc. and less economic activity overall.

    Unemployment benefits have a large multiplier effect (people who get it are almost certainly going to spend the bulk of it on essentials, instead of locking it up in savings) and these cheques are ending.

    The FED is also beginning to taper their asset purchase programs (ie. slow the rate at which it is creating money), so it may be that demand fails to take-off, while on the supply-side prices increase.

    This could lead to Stagflation (Stagflation Definition (investopedia.com)) - high unemployment, low growth and price inflation which is very difficult to address.
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    Re: How do we protect ourselves from inflation?

    Quote Originally Posted by sam luis obispo View Post
    What can we do to protect ourselves?
    Disclaimer: This is not investment advice, but my own uneducated view.

    Buy stocks/equities where the company is selling something essential and has good pricing power (so can pass on cost increases) and has good cash generation and would be able to benefit by returning the cash to shareholders as dividends. Tech stocks, Semiconductor stocks, good dividend paying stocks which have the ability to pass on cost increases and would benefit from inflation.

    Become a landlord and buy homes for the purpose of renting out - choose good locations, areas you are familiar with, and know well, where people have to live and work, and there is a shortage of housing, so that you can benefit from increases in rent.

    Getting into Debt - one should know how to use debt properly, as debt can significantly improve your returns on investment. I would recommend using debt for purchases which generate steady returns (like buying real estate for rental income), so that one can benefit from the leverage effect of property price appreciation, as well as any inflationary rental price increase. Pick a good location for rental where rental income can be used to partially cover the loan repayments.

    Someone said land - I agree that good agricultural land with adequate water resources is likely to hold its value. If prices of a crop/livestock increase, it is likely that good agricultural land prices will also increase. The main issue is that one must know how to plant/rear the right crops/livestock to benefit from the price increase. A small-holder is not likely to get good prices nor economies of scale. Also one may not have a background in farming nor an inclination to farm, in which case it might be better to lease part of the land to someone who actually knows how to farm and/or to sell the water resources to neighbouring farms.

    Physical Gold - physical gold is an asset of crisis and is a good hedge against hyperinflation. And if ever one has to flee the country, a value of gold worth millions would fit into your pockets and can be smuggled out on your person and sold for cash at another country. Bitcoin/crypto is now fulfilling this crisis asset role although I would expect central banks to clampdown on crypto as it poses a big loophole to capital controls and money laundering. Between gold and crypto, I would think crypto poses the most risk of being regulated to death (as what China did by banning it). The downside to gold is that it requires security, can be stolen and generates no interest. Paper gold (Gold sold on ETFs (exchange traded funds)) is a speculative asset, and one might get better returns/leverage by buying stocks in gold mining companies because a small change in gold price will lead to a big revaluation change in the mining company's reserves.

    Silver - it would take a small swimming pool filled to the brim with silver to hold the same value as a million dollars of gold which could be hidden in ones pockets, hence silver is not an asset of crisis, but a speculative one. Since it is a speculative asset, it would be better to buy paper silver (Silver sold on ETF (exchange traded funds)) rather than physical silver, as it will need physical storage and security.
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    Re: How do we protect ourselves from inflation?

    Everything's paid for, expenses are reasonable, and I'm living on less than I'm taking in.

    Other than that, my shit is weak. You wouldn't want me being a landlord, so that's out. I'm not sure the moneys in it like it used to be anyway. A lot a renters have been sliding lately. As for investments, there are none. You could buy over a pound of gold for what I got in my latest truck. Damn stupid alright, but I been driving an old junker since Clinton was president. I wanted an old truck that was new inside and kind a got carried away.

    Even if I had bought a pound of gold, and not the truck, how long would it last? Probably not long enough. That's my problem, I'd be fine for awhile, but if things really tank it won't look good. There's been talk for years that the country would fund the boomers retirement with inflated dollars. Looks like there's some truth in the old rumor mill this time.
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    Re: How do we protect ourselves from inflation?

    Here you go!
    How to Protect Your Life Savings from Hyperinflation and Depression, 2nd edition by John T Reed

    This book tells you how to rearrange your assets and liabilities so that you are not devastated by the U.S. dollar hyperinflating or deflating. Each has happened in the past around the world and in the U.S.

    My approach is an insurance one, not a gambling one. I do not tell you to bet on either inflation or deflation. Most other writers on the subject do tell you to bet. If it does not happen, or takes too long to happen, those bets will hurt you.

    Rather, I tell you how to hedge or “insure” against hyperinflation and deflation in low-risk, low cost ways.

    If you follow my advice and no monetary instability occurs, no harm done. But if the dollar does greatly inflate or deflate, you will be extremely glad you read the book and followed its advice.

    What’s at stake in hyperinflation is that it would cause all of your dollar-denominated assets to become worthless. That means cash, bank accounts, bonds, annuities like social security and pensions all become worthless . . .

    Most somewhat informed people believe gold and/or Treasury Inflation Protected Securities protect you from inflation. That’s wrong. You have to read the fine print of the pertinent laws. When it comes to gold, if you think it’s a good inflation hedge, you must not know the history. There are a bunch of reasons why gold is not a good inflation hedge. With TIPs bonds, the reason why they are no good is the indexes adapt way too slowly. How to Protect your Life Savings from Hyperinflation & Depression covers gold in a chapter on “Gold and Other Commodities.” TIPs are covered in detail in the “Bonds” chapter . . . "
    In a nutshell, Reeds' advice is do not buy gold or silver or inflation indexed bonds; buy solid stable currencies like Swiss Francs, Canadian dollars etc that will survive the collapse of the US Dollar. Then abandon the USA while the zombie apocalypse goes down and live in Canada or New Zealand until the welfarite rioters finish looting and burning the cities. Good read.



    Quote Originally Posted by frog View Post
    Everything's paid for, expenses are reasonable, and I'm living on less than I'm taking in.

    Other than that, my shit is weak. You wouldn't want me being a landlord, so that's out. I'm not sure the moneys in it like it used to be anyway. A lot a renters have been sliding lately. As for investments, there are none. You could buy over a pound of gold for what I got in my latest truck. Damn stupid alright, but I been driving an old junker since Clinton was president. I wanted an old truck that was new inside and kind a got carried away.

    Even if I had bought a pound of gold, and not the truck, how long would it last? Probably not long enough. That's my problem, I'd be fine for awhile, but if things really tank it won't look good. There's been talk for years that the country would fund the boomers retirement with inflated dollars. Looks like there's some truth in the old rumor mill this time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CPRA View Post
    When it comes to gold, if you think it’s a good inflation hedge, you must not know the history.
    Agreed, hyperinflation usually hits one currency, so diversification and holding some other currency will act as a hedge against inflation, However with the dollar as the reserve currency of the world and also the world's major trading and settlement currency, a hyperinflation of the dollar will only happen under very extreme circumstances - US would have to lose its primacy as a world power, while simultaneously suffering from some terrible crisis domestically that somehow is only unique to the US - I just don't see that happening in the next 10 years, or even 20 years.

    Historically the US has passed (unconstitutional) laws prohibiting hoarding of gold and forced sales (at below market prices) to the government - that is unique to US history, and I was speaking of the broader context outside of the US and should have stated so to clarify.

    In the majority of cases where a non-US country experiences a crisis of some sort, the US-dollar usually becomes the default medium of exchange (see example: Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe - Wikipedia) and the first thing governments then do is act to ban the use of foreign currencies under threat of jail and outright confiscation - at that point, physical Gold becomes the only black-market medium of exchange that holds its value.

    At the end of the day, I would advocate diversification of assets in various safe countries in order to best prepare and weather any crisis. To start, the easiest solution would be to invest prudently in what is within reach and make your savings work for you instead of working constantly for savings.

    Buying stocks/equities via a trading account (relatively painless to get started nowadays), and investing in real estate (if one is familiar with the area one stays in, it becomes easier to note the market price, availability, demand, supply, and rental yield).

    From there, everything else becomes increasing diversification and, if resources are available, setting up secondary travel points and 2nd homes in case of emergencies.

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    Re: How do we protect ourselves from inflation?

    All of this stuff really depends on your situation. If you're married, divorced, have kids, health problems, etc. etc. all have a huge impact on what an individual is able to do. I think the ones who will come out best are guys like us that have little (PHYSICAL) baggage and really only have to worry about "number one". As for myself, IF I were in the states I'd start buying land just to diversify my current investments (currently ETFs and BTC), but I'm not and owning land and/or houses sounds like it would be a bit of headache for a guy who lives abroad. Therefore, I recently got into crypto (bought my first $4,500 a couple weeks ago) to add onto my ETF portfolio. I've been able to do BOTH without having stepped foot in the US for eight years (unless you count going from SD Intl to the MX/US border).

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    Lots of good proposals in the threads as I see it. As for me I have a different perspective on things. And I know: what I'm going to write has a huge tin foiled hat influence. The way I see it I think there's a sound of truth in believing we are being led by a select and small group of people. I'm not going as far as to think of lizard people or something like that. But what I am thinking our true leaders don't have anything to do which nut job is sitting in the White House/ Kremlin/ Forbidden Palace a.s.o. Those are IMO only puppets for our "cabal." Making us, plebs, thinking we have some form of influence over how our government looks like. The main MO of that cabal is, again IMO: keep us under control with "divide and conquer" And that's working perfectly throughout history. Heck, through feminism whey even managed to drive a wedge between the sexes. Look at this forum if you don't know what I mean. I see all the BS we're seeing as 1 big scheme in that "us vs them" mindset.
    Regarding the matter at hand: inflation. I think we had inflation coming for years now. It's part of the economy. And I think our beloved leaders have used money to enslave people further and further. "Just buy this or that on a loan. The interest rates are ridiculously small. You can easily afford that 10$ per month paying it off." I think around now they seem to think the time is ripe to tighten the money knot on the plebs so to ensnare them to their deaths in their debts.
    However: with all the games/ schemes "they" seem to play I can't see how they can possibly benefit from a global collapse. Their golden underground bunker, filled with priceless paintings, hookers isn't worth that much if there's nothing left outside of that. So I think that cabal already have calculated how much they can boost inflation to a point where it'll get ugly but not to total collapse level.
    As for my advice? What I'm doing is constantly adapt to situations and keep a low profile. The same as I do with females. I dress as shabby as possible to barely pass for decent, shave a babyface, be polite and nice to females and cut my hair as short as possible to appear as bald as possible. And I love how they scoff to me not knowing I'm a 67-er. I'm the nobody that nobody is noticing. That's how I also will do my best to maneuver my way through coming inflation times. I can't say buy/ sell this or that because I am dealing with clown world. And every strategy/ opinion is depending on each individual situation. In my case, f.e., I don't believe in crypto. People have explained to me dozens of times how it works but I fail to see how algorithms have any intrinsic monetary value. Also I don't understand how this could be a method of payment in the event the power is going out due to social unrest. But that's my POV. One of millions of different ones.
    Last but not least are words of advice from my late old man: the only thing that's really killing you is panic. Don't panic and you'll have the best chance of being fine.

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    Re: How do we protect ourselves from inflation?

    My views on success and personal experience are all placed ones ability and wisdom to form syndicates.

    MGTOW is only one of my syndicates where symbiotic information is exchanged, business is my other, with symbionts one is like a spider, or a centipede with many legs to support him, and added strength, endurance, and longevity.

    This strategy includes women as useful contributors, without them, I'd loose quite a few legs! I respect what people can do for me, and I offer what I can do for them, and that's the secret to entrepreneurial success, all the while you gain skills, knowledge, and wisdom every step of the way, I also turn down .gov/freebees because free is actually stealing reality away from yourself and creating dependency at the expense of sovereignty and a better way of life.

    I didn't get cash for my clunker, I'm still driving it while the cost of replacing it has risen 700%! It's also why I've been working on an outdoor boiler because all my wood is free and I'm building a symbiotic wood processor with one of my friends, where I donated the diesel engine, he has the steel, and we both have the skills.
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    Re: How do we protect ourselves from inflation?

    1) PLease look up who Paul Volker was. He was a fed chair who walked into an inlfation crisis in the 1980s and cranked unemployment into the stratosphere to stop it.

    2) The federal reserve will so LITERALLY ANYTHING to save wallstreet. High Inflation hurts wallstreet. So the fed will literally nuke the rest of the economy if they have to to prevent that.

    3) if you want to bet against this i would suggest buying actual physical metals. Gold seems to be dropping off a record high so if there is not any inflation that is a REALLY bad bet. Silver is coming of its close second so again, bad bet if nothing happens. Platinum looks good. Its about historical lows for the last decade, if nothing happens your at least not going to loose to much money.


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