Are you falling for the oldest trick in the book? Here’s how it reads. Managers today draw you in with low-cost index funds and past performance—not necessarily in that order. Then, once you’re in the door, they sell you on other stuff, like toxic variable annuities, until you’re blue in the face. It’s hard not to fall for the sales pitch. I get it. Here’s what happens. It’s Sunday morning. You don’t have a care in the world. Frank Sinatra is playing in the background. Life is good. Then you peel open the quarterly funds report in the Journal and look at the performance like a box score … [Read more...]
In times like these, your safety tops the retirement survival checklist.
If you can live on an island (Newport, Key West for example) do it. Islands can be easily defended, period. Your island doesn’t need to be surrounded by water. I like the idea of a cul de sac or some high elevation retreat. You get the point: Easily defendable and easy to shut down access.
Making the thugs think twice is the point. They aren’t looking for “hard” targets.
If you own a waterfront home, or a mountain retreat, or some land with a barn not too far from the city, then you know their values are going up. I’m seeing it here in coastal Newport at every turn with license plates from NY, NJ, MA, and CT filling the streets—the secret’s out. But most have been dreaming about the “lifestyle” for years. They just needed a push to get in the game.
Read more about finding the "Island Life" in the posts below.
The internet and inexpensive digital communications have led to a proliferation of scams via text, email, cell phones, and other forms of communication. Unfortunately, you're not always prepared to be assailed by someone attempting to steal your money or personal information. You need to prepare yourself mentally by knowing the signs of a scam BEFORE ahead of time. Bank of America has put together a good list of "Red Flags," for you to think about. They write: The most common types of scams will target you through fake emails, text messages, voice calls, letters or even someone who shows … [Read more...]
You have seen what Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill DeBlasio have done to New York State and New York City. Cuomo's COVID response, lauded early on, was exposed as a complete debacle. And DeBlasio has allowed crime to skyrocket in the Big Apple. Despite such terrible performance from public officials, New Yorkers are asked to pay some of the nation's highest taxes. Now Governor Cuomo is asking businesses to return to the state. Fox Business reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for companies to end remote work and bring staff back to the office by Labor Day in order to support … [Read more...]
Four months ago Sen. Rand Paul debated Dr. Anthony Fauci on the merits of "mask theater" for people who had received the vaccination. Watch the exchange between Paul and Fauci: Shortly afterward, the CDC seemed to concede Paul's point of view and allowed vaccinated people to go without masks, including at the nation's Capitol. Now, masks are returning to at least the House of Representatives side of the Capitol, even for those who have been vaccinated. The Daily Mail reports: Face masks are again required in the House of Representatives for all lawmakers, staff and reporters - … [Read more...]
Your Survival Guy's looking forward to getting out on the boat this weekend, cruising from Newport, RI, to visit family in Mattapoisett, MA. You know I advise the island life for you because it's the island life I love for me. I eat my own cooking. That being said, thank you for sticking around. I know you might be getting sick of hearing from me every single day. It's a bit much, even for me, hearing from Your Survival Guy. It's like, "OK, enough already." Here's the deal, Your Survival Guy's boating so far this summer? Zippo. It's my fault. Sure, I can blame it on the rain, but when is … [Read more...]
Magor League Baseball had no problem embroiling itself in the political conflict surrounding Georgia's new voting law earlier this year, but can't seem to find time to mention any support for the freedom of Cubans currently suffering under the island's communist regime. This, despite MLB's many Cuban players and fans. The league is an influential institution on the island, and its support for those demonstrating for freedom could actually help. Stephen L. Miller discusses MLB's failure to speak up on Spectator World, writing: Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game was never supposed to be … [Read more...]
If you’re looking for a place to live in your retirement years where your sovereignty is respected, then understand, the future may just depend on states’ rights. Take a look at this 2021 Map: Republicans to Have Full Control of 23 States, Democrats 15, courtesy of Americans for Tax Reform. 2021 Map: Republicans to Have Full Control of 23 States, Democrats 15 Submitted by jkartch on Monday, November 9th, 2020, 11,35 AMIn 2021, Republicans will have full control of the legislative and executive branch in 23 states. Democrats will have full control of the legislative and executive branch in … [Read more...]
You understand you need food. You also understand food storage is hard. I know it’s a challenge for me. I’m good for about a week or two with what’s in my pantry. Then there’s another few months of freeze-dried stuff, which might make me feel like death, and then what? It’s just not an easy subject to tackle. And I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about it. I’m on the food thing again because of my recent experience described in, Oops! Your Survival Guy’s Encounter at the Grocery Store. Our food supply may be plentiful, but the workers moving the goods from farm to checkout are as fragile as … [Read more...]
In response to a letter from a reader, Allan Stevo answers the question "How to say no to a college vaccine mandate." This is an abridged version of his answer: I wrote a book called “Face Masks in One Lesson,” but it could just as easily have been called “Vaccines in One Lesson,” or “Toxic Experimental Covid Shots for the Hopelessly Obedient in One Lesson,” because even though the theme is face masks, the solution works for any health mandate, Covid shots included. The following will work for Covid shots and face masks alike. 1.) Obtain the policy At the schools you speak of, … [Read more...]
You may be looking for a better America. Here's some help. I've ranked America's states based on their freedom. That freedom comes in many forms. Everything from lower taxation to protections for Second Amendment rights, your vaccine freedom, and more. So whether you're a liberty retiree, or someone just looking to build an island for your family where you'll be left alone, this can help you get started. Rank Super States 1 Wyoming 2 Texas 3 Arizona 4 Idaho 5 Utah 6 Arkansas 7 Tennessee 8 Oklahoma 9 Florida 10 North … [Read more...]