Friday, January 01, 2010
December 31, 2009: I never thought I would be happy to see a year end but I truly am. 2008, 2009 were complete disaster for me financially but somehow I'm still here. I feel a great sense of accomplishment in my survival skills and coping with economic depression has refocused my desire to create wealth. Today, I feel it's much more important to be self-reliant and self-sufficient than it is to make the kind of paycheck that can afford someone else to take care of my needs for me. I make less now than when I started my adult working life but I muddle through and feel good about it. Many Americans today are experiencing the first time in their lives living with less and making do. I believe it will lead to many new business creations and inventions as we all tinker with stretching our precious dollars. There are many complex problems to solve before us. The government efforts to stimulate the economy have largely failed and therer is no trickle down of stimulus to the bottom rungs of our society. We are losing more and more of our freedoms each and every day with new regulations and higher taxes. Here in California, the car registration fees and sales taxes are crushing whatever disposable income the poorer masses have while a credit crunch is causing defaults as we husband available cash resources to survive. The Question for 2010 will be HOW DO WE AMERICANS TAKE BACK OUR COUNTY AND RETURN TO OUR CITIZENS A SENSE OF FREEDOM AND LIBERTY?
Total finds since last post: $1.20
Total Found Since January 1, 2000: $1,032.24