You know I want you to escape the city. You're taxed too much and left to fend for yourself in America's big cities today. Perhaps nowhere is this more apparent than Buckhead, an Atlanta suburb that pays one-fifth of the city's budget but has been left to face rampant violence alone. Residents of Buckhead want to break away from Atlanta, but the radical left mayor wants to keep using them as a piggy bank. Tucker Carlson explained the situation in Buckhead on his show recently. In Buckhead, murders year-to-date are up almost 50 percent—that’s a lot of new dead people. Robberies and aggravated … [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.
America's big cities are normally a balanced churn of people arriving and people departing, but 2020 tipped the balance. Residents rushed to escape the city, with Americans eager to build islands for their families away from the riots, looting, and COVID lockdowns imposed on them by governors gone wild. Other Americans who would normally have moved into the city were too afraid or just didn't want to deal with COVID restrictions, and mass unrest. In big blue cities, where the wealthy are treated like a piggy bank for politicians focused on their own legacies, departures soared. With remote … [Read more...]
You need to escape the city. Violence exploded in big cities this weekend, and it looks like residents can expect a summer similar to last year. Just look at Chicago. WGN9 reports: At least 55 people were shot, 11 fatally, since Friday evening across Chicago. The shootings happened between 5 p.m. Friday and 3 a.m. Monday. Just overnight, four people were killed and seven others were injured in shootings, capping off what has been a violent weekend in the city. Or Minneapolis, where the city "defunded the police." WBNS reports: A 16-year-old girl was killed and five people, all … [Read more...]
The cyberattack on the Colonial Pipeline exposed America's vulnerable energy infrastructure. But the hackers are only one part of the problem. There are numerous laws on the books in America that exaggerate the damage caused by pipeline failures, but not all the fault lies in this country. Other countries willing to turn a blind eye to cyber criminals within their borders also have some culpability for the actions of those criminals. Patrick Howell O'Neill, in the MIT Technology Review, examines Russia's relationship with the hackers who attacked the Colonial Pipeline, and how America could … [Read more...]
You’re telling Your Survival Guy about your recent fly fishing float trip to Wyoming, where your guide said, “We don’t wear masks around here.” Yet another reason I love the big, red, Cowboy State of Wyoming. Contrast Wyoming with NYC, and you realize the importance of having some space to move around. The same client tells me he booked a summer house on the Cape months ago but said it was a challenge booking for the fall. Your Survival Guy’s take: Welcome to the extended summer vacation and the extended spending to follow. But will the tap be dry this time next year? You’re telling me about … [Read more...]
Right on cue, more chaos in Portland: An Officer is surrounded and punched in the face and ends up on the ground on his back with the suspect on top. This was a very dangerous situation. Subject was arrested. https://t.co/JbkDSWybFE — Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) April 21, 2021 Originally posted April 21, 2021. OK, we’ve seen how some governors can and will go wild, turning a virus into their personal crusade. Governors went wild in states like California, Michigan, and New York, and that’s not even counting the mayors of cities like Portland. How can you survive the … [Read more...]
The Second Amendment and the Constitution won this election. Because no one has done more for gun sales than Harris/Biden. And no document does more to protect you from them than the U.S. Constitution. That's what you're telling me. In my conversations with you, the gun shop owners—the gun enthusiasts, and the former law enforcement officers—you're seeing that the supply of guns and ammo is literally shot. You're telling me how hard it is to get supplies. "I've got guys buying guns/ammo for me all through the night," you tell me. "I'm doing record sales, every single day." What you're … [Read more...]
Well, that didn’t take long. Less than two months into his presidency and Joe Biden wants to raise taxes because we need to pay for all the SPENDING. Give me a break. They’re not interested in paying for anything. They won’t be paying for their spending, they’ll just be creating dollars out of thin air. Look at the chart of M2 money supply below to see how it’s already started. Press Secretary Jen Psaki talks to us with a face that says “I hate you,” and “I will crush you,” and looks just fine with the idea of taking more of what’s yours. She doesn’t look like she worries too much about … [Read more...]
You want to build yourself an 'island' in retirement. You want to separate you, and your money, from those who would take it from you. Settling down in one of America's growth corridors is a good first step toward finding the right place in America. But if you want to get a head start on your retirement, and move while you're still working, you probably want to find a state with low, or no income taxes. There are seven states with no personal income taxes, including: Alaska Florida Nevada South Dakota Texas Washington Wyoming New Hampshire doesn't have personal … [Read more...]
You may never see another migration like you saw in 2020. The number of people leaving New York City in 2020 was breathtaking. Between January 1, and December 17, 2020, about 3.57 million mostly wealthy people left New York City. The lost income caused by all those wealthy New Yorkers escaping the city was about $34 billion. That's like New York losing an economy the size of the entire country of Latvia in a single year. People were fleeing New York last year because of the pandemic, and the BLM/Antifa riots that plagued the city and others across the country. But the flow of wealthy … [Read more...]