Income & Pension Shifts


Now is time to adapt to two of the biggest shifts that affect our income and pensions.   Millions who do not modify their earning strategies and revise their savings tactics can miss exciting opportunities and suffer diminished purchasing power.

Merri and I have been gradually adapting for 20 years.

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See how our North Carolina ginseng patch is cashing in on a new trend in how to earn and save now.

First, let’s look at the old “climbing the ladder on one or few places” earning formula where we work for a salary with a good job cradle in a lifetime career.  The old way was to get in at the ground floor and work up the ladder for better pay, good health benefits and a solid pension upon retirement.

 The new format is more like “jumping from place to place-the heck with the ladder”.   Businesses around the world do not want the overheads of large staffs.   They hire temps, contractors and contingency workers instead.  The 2016 Forbes article “Contractors And Temps Were 100% Of Job Growth In US” (2) says it all.  Another Forbes article shows that 40% of workers now have contingent jobs.  The idea of working a lifetime with one company is practically gone.  Jobs with guaranteed pensions are even rarer.

The Wall Street Journal article “Contract Workforce Outpaces Growth in Silicon-Valley Style ‘Gig’ Jobs” (3) shows what this means to the economy and the way we earn and look after our health and future.

The article begins by saying: New research shows labor shift, affects health care, education and other industries that have traditionally offered stable employment.

The idea that employers will take care of us, income, health or retirement wise,  beyond their immediate needs is all but defunct.

This is not just a US phenomenon either.  Another Wall Street Journal article points out that the number of Spanish workers on low pay and limited benefit short term contracts is impacting Spanish politics and could hurt the Prime Minister bid for re-election this year.

The Eurofound.com article “The rise of temporary contracts in Europe” (4) shows that more than 1 in 10 employees in the EU are employed on temporary contracts, even though most of these workers want a permanent job.  The article outlines the dilemma, that temporary contracts help employers manage their work force but create job insecurity and lower pay.

Temporary employment has been rising across many European countries for at least three decades according to one study. Asia businesses are shifting in this direction as well.  Even in Japan, where cradle to grave employment was sacrosanct,  the growing reliance on temps is said to hold back a Japanese economic rebound (5).

This trend is not likely to reverse.  The Career Builders website shows new research on how temporary jobs will grow across almost all pay levels over the next three years.

The study identifies hot areas for temporary employment from 2016 to 2018 and says: “Today, nearly 3 million people are employed in temporary jobs, and that number will continue to grow at a healthy pace over the next few years as companies strive to keep agile in the midst of changing market needs.”

This chart from the site shows where the greatest demand is likely to be.

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Chart from Career Builders website (6).

There are numerous ways to benefit from the contrasts created by shifting employment opportunities. 

We can lament the change, but chances are the trend won’t turn around any time soon, if ever.   Why not look instead of where demand will be for temporary and contractual opportunities?   Shift, adapt, grow.

Another way to benefit from these contrasts and trends is to do what you love, such as farming in the new way.

For example, Merri and I love growing crops and we have six agricultural properties now.

This has really paid off as the New York Times article “Goats, Alpacas and (of Course) a Hen: Life on a Hobby Farm” (7) shows when it says that hobby, or lifestyle, farms have been sprouting up across the country in steady numbers.  They have been particularly popular among retirees or people close to retiring who are looking to remain productive as they age while fulfilling lifelong passions or just tackling new endeavors.

The article highlights one couple, both 70, who raise alpacas on the six-and-a-half-acre farm they bought in preparation for retirement about 16 years.

The article says: They sometimes earn a small profit — though they mostly just break even — by selling some of their herd, along with the soft alpaca fleece and fleece products that Ms. Conn learned to knit and crochet. “I’m not in it to make money,” she explained. “I’m in it because I like the lifestyle. It’s a fun lifestyle.”

The key to this growing demand is that people want to stay active and do something meaningful As we live and remain active into the 80s and 90s, we have time to pursue our desires.

Though this type of farming is not highly profitable, the farms are.

The article explains:  Not surprisingly, demand for hobby farm properties is on the rise. “It’s a hot property class right now across the country,” said Michael F. Duffy, the president of United Country Real Estate, based in Kansas City, Mo. “It’s especially popular for people in the early- to mid-retirement range.”

Some lifestyle farmers generate a secondary income to supplement existing income or they save on their grocery bills by raising or growing their own food.

The bigger profits come from the growing value of the farm itself. 

We can all enjoy life more, earn enough income to pay bills and protect against pension loss through capital gains.   Look for this type of opportunity because the temporary worker trend not only reduces pension opportunities, but makes it less likely that existing pensions will survive.  In Part Two of this report  we’ll see why job protection for the older generation and earnings gaps that looms for younger generations dependent on short-term contracts makes it harder for pensions (especially those like Social Security) to keep their promises.

The world is changing as never before.  This will hurt many people, but not those who learn how to adapt to and benefit from the opportunities created by contrasts, distortions and trends.

Gary

Learn how to see through a growing deception and use temporary tactics to expand estates as well as provide income in later years to bolster income, especially if pensions fail to maintain their purchasing power.

A Growing Deception

While the world was distracted by the American politics, a more important power struggle is taking place.   If that struggle is lost what’s left of our privacy, the safety of our food supply, the control over our health, the safety of our money and even the sanctity of our opinions and thoughts could be lost.

Almost half of America’s voters rejected the postwar global economic order. This could leave a cloud of uncertainty over the U.S. and world economies, that create market risks at any time.  Yet the bigger danger continues to grow.   This struggle is taking place, right now.   You are reading about a tiny part of this conflict daily in the news.  Part of the danger is that most of the clash is hidden from view.  The public does not see underneath the visible spin nor do they understand the truly horrible consequences that losing this struggle brings.

The great risk comes because there is an association forming that could not only impact health care, nutrition and the environment, but can control what you read on the internet, see over cell phones, watch on TV and what trends in social media.  In short everything you write or say could be used  to control what you hear and read.

The warning shot, that could be seen, was the merger between Bayer and Monsanto.  This union is horrible enough, yet is only the tip of the iceberg as there are seven companies involved in a more sinister plot.

The momentum of this dangerous alliance has picked up much faster than anticipated.   I began researching and preparing a report “Learn Anywhere, Earn Everywhere” last month when the Bayer-Monsanto merger was the big deal.   Bayer and Monsanto are two of the seven firms involved in this almost invisible take-over of our food and medical services as well as the internet, cell phones and TV.  I started researching when I found the depth of the Bayer-Monsanto merger.  I was truly concerned and shocked because my research discovered that the consolidation of Bayer and Monsanto is not the biggest merger nor the most dangerous by far.

I miscalculated how much time we have.  I went to work on the report right away, taking my time to delve deeply, but even before I have finished the report, events have begun to heat up.  The pace of this hidden unification has increased.  Now another merger is taking place, far more destructive and the alliance has an incredible lobby program working to make sure that the deal goes through.

A triad of three huge concerns and four smaller ones with hundreds of billions of dollars have built one of the most formidable lobbying operations in Washington.  Nearly 100 registered lobbyists are already on retainer and they include former members of Congress.   One company in this heptagon is also the largest donor to federal lawmakers.  The donations we know of equal more than $11 million to 374 of the House’s 435 members and 85 of the Senate’s 100 members in this election cycle.

This deadly seven point affiliation is likely to snake into almost every part of our livelihood.  One part of the cartel will increase our dependence on modified food that can purposely increase our needs for pharmaceuticals manufactured and sold at outrageous prices by another arm of the group.  The organizations will know more about us than any other group in existence.  They will (in fact they already are) act as spies for the government.  This amalgamation will control what ads we see, the products we buy, listen into our phone calls and even monitor and influence what we see on TV.

Sadly most of the public will not even know that this fusion has taken place.  Life will appear to go on as normal.  They won’t even see the change as what’s left of their good life which could be drained away by corporate malfeasance.

This is why I am rushing a report to you so you can be one of the few who avoid the ruin of this alliance and even gain rather than lose what’s left.  The report contains seven steps we can take to gain benefits and protection from this cartel.

Here is some background.  At the beginning of the 20th century, Carl Duisberg, the head of Bayer, created a profit sharing cartel from three firms BASF, Bayer and Agfa, called the Dreibund (Triple Alliance) or little IG.

This German chemical association dominated commerce everywhere under the name of IG Farben, the largest company in Europe, the 4th largest anywhere and the largest chemical company in the world.

Because “Power Corrupts” this company morphed into something truly evil before and during the Second World War.

After WWII IG Farben was considered so morally corrupt it could not be allowed to continue to exist and was split into its original constituent companies.  Today Agfa, BASF, Sanofi and Bayer remain.

This is where facts become truly scary.  Some of these very same companies have merged with other mega concerns to create a new American Dreibund (a Triple Alliance dominating the USA).   This new cartel has such power it can take control of your food, your medicine and even influence if not control what you read and the information you access for health and wealth.  Even worse, they can monitor everything you do and give it to others in government and business as well.

From a political point of view we cannot do much about this alliance.   The cartel has hundreds of billions and hundreds of lobbyists.  They are making their big move right now, to take advantage of the election distraction.  They know that right after the election politicians are willing to accept bad news because it will be forgotten in four years.  In addition their greatest enemy in the government has only a couple of months left as the head of the Federal agency that will fight this cartel.

Only a few people will know how to take advantage of the inadvertent advantages we can gain from the results of this alliance.

The sooner we act, the greater the benefits.   This is why I want to rush my newest report “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere” to you.  This report shares how to protect what you have from this coalition that is taking over mainstream media, our food supply as well as our medical history, health care and communications.

Fortunately a loophole can set you free.  You can protect what you have and actually improve your situation, a lot.  Merri and I have already jumped though the loophole and want to share why and how you should too.

How to Gain Extra Freedom – While Almost Everyone Loses Theirs.  Become a Pruppie!

May I coin a new word, Pruppie?

We all know about preppers.  They believe that the world, as we know it, is about to end.  And we also know about Uppies, upward professionals as in Yuppies, young upward professionals.  Uppies expect their world to get better.

The reality is that our worlds have changed and for most of us, there is still great opportunity for a better lifestyle, yet the preppies could be right.

I invite you to join Merri and me as Pruppies, those who expect the world to get better and live and earn based on that expectation but enjoy a progressive lifestyle of freedom that also happens to prepare us for bad times as well as good.

Just in case… the world goes sideways… we will still survive and prosper anyway.  We do not give up anything much.  We can enjoy the good parts of the new economy, as we protect ourselves from what can be bad.

For example in this report, you’ll see how to make your dining room table bring you more control, more time, more income and more freedom.  After all, what can be more accessible than a dining room table?

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You’ll even learn how to turn dining room tables into income and tax deductions as we have with these dining room tables we build out of local wood.

Let me be clear.  I expect that the world will get better, at least for the few who adapt and avoid the dangers the American Dreibund has planned for the public.  The wealth of the world, albeit with inequality, has continued to grow.  There is an incredible new economy that’s opening for those who know what to do.  There are great new opportunities and many of them offer enormous income potential but also works well in disaster scenarios.

Let me provide one simple, concrete example.  Ginseng.  This is a great health root.  The demand is growing especially in China.  At times good dried Ginseng sells for $1,000 a pound!  This is an incredible and easy crop to grow.   The less care you give it, the more valuable it can become.  Yet if everything goes south, the health qualities will be good to have and make it an excellent barter item.  Once you know what to do with ginseng, it’s easy to grow in your back year.

Even better one of the best kept secrets is that ginseng and 125 other medicinal crops that are currently unsustainable but can be grown on land  that is extraordinarily cheap.

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Ginseng growing in our back yard.  I know about growing ginseng through experience and explain why and how in the report.

There are are specific places that reduce your living expenses, easily increase your income, make you smarter, healthier and provide tax benefits as well. 

Learn about these specific places.  More important learn what makes these places special and seven freedom producing steps that you can use to find other similar spots of opportunity.

Here are some of the experiences this report shares:

The report includes a tax and career plan broken into four age groups, before you finish school, from age 25 to 50 – age 50-to 65 and what to do when you reach the age where tradition wants you to re-tire.  (Another clue-you do not need to retire and probably should not).

The report is very specific because it is about what Merri and I, our children and even my sister and thousands of our readers have done and are doing.

Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere focuses on a system that takes advantage of living in Smalltown USA, but earning globally.

  • Learn about the magic of the north facing slope.   This is where Merri and I live almost half of our time.  North facing mountain land is some of the least expensive in the world but has hidden values that the report reveals.  There is a lot of this land and a lot of hidden value that you can tap.   When we bought our Blue Ridge farm (252 acres) I mentioned this to my Swiss banking friend.  “That’s bigger than the entire village where I live!” was his response.  Smalltown USA offers a last chance at having a lot of space.  By living in two Smalltown places there are enormous tax advantages as well.  One step in the system saves Merri and me over $28,345 in taxes a year.

The report shows how to buy cheap north facing slopes and create an income producing tiny home for $29,000 or less.

If you lack the $29,000 to invest, a start up using tents is even less.  These are tipis we put up at our farm before we built our first tiny home.  Learn how they can create tens of thousands of dollars in income for you.

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  • See ways that small businesses like Tipi rentals can create BIG tax savings as well as extra income.  For more than 30 years Merri and I have enjoyed a strong six figure income, some years more, in the millions.  Yet there have been very few years when we had to pay federal income tax.  The report lays out a three structure program and how it is used when you are in school (up to age 30), then from 25 to 50, 50 to 70  and beyond 70.   Learn why Chapter C corporations and pensions can be better than the normally recommended Chapter S.  See how new mileage log rules gives you a possible opportunity to increase your tax deductions using IRS Form 4562.  Using a two-vehicle strategy you can gain $12,976 in new deductions even if you do not have to drive one mile further or spend one additional penny on your car.
  • See how a greenhouse can help you eat better and be healthier, plus provide income and a tax deduction and be funded by a government grant.

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Our North Carolina greenhouse.

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Our Florida greenhouse.

  • There are similar benefits from having a second home office defined in IRS publication 463 and IRS publication 587, even if your desk is a dining room table.  The report also shows how your dining room table can become an actual income producer as its creates a huge tax deduction at the same time, not to mention a great place to eat, work and lay out plans for a brighter, safer more lucrative and enjoyable future.
  • Living in this environment is also healthier, economically as well as physically.  You’ll see in the report how researchers at Harvard found an amazing correlation between living in conditions found on north facing slopes, longevity and mental health.  The researchers were quite surprised by this strong correlation that also extended into mental health.  In addition to feeling better, reducing stress and having more Joie de Vivre the places outlined in “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere” can help you avoid hospitals, high cost disease management (aka health care) and BIG pharma while providing an investment opportunity in three plants that have some of the fastest growing demand in natural health care.  These three plants are just one of seven business opportunities that can create multiple streams of income.
  • How changes in cell phone and internet technology eliminated the need to be in one place.   An old law that creates new opportunity for small business in small towns is available to everyone.
  • Use the specific search and purchase guide.  Construction plans are included that show how to generate first tier income that leads to five, second tier avenues of earnings.
  • How to pay off old debt and avoid new debt by avoiding spurts and embracing value. 
  • Learn seven skills that will always have value.  See how to turn First Aid, medicinal plants, hospitality, food, trees, alternate energy and writing to sell into everlasting, low stress wealth.

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This pond at our farm is a pleasure but also helps create a safe, healthy food supply and creates a tax deduction as well.

My Guarantee

This may be the most important report I have written in 50 years.  The information is certainly the most urgent.  Do not delay.  The risks are upon us right now and you’ll understand how the final steps of the alliance are taking place as you read the current news.

To take any risk out of gaining this urgent information with my full satisfaction or money back guarantee.  If you are not totally happy, simply let me know.  I guarantee you can ask for a full refund any time within 60 days and I’ll refund your payment in full, no questions asked.

You can keep the reports as my thanks for ordering it.

Order the “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere Report”  $39.99. Click here.

Gary

(1)  www.wsj.com/articles/in-retirement-its-save-now-or-pay-a-lot-later-1484908217

(2) www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2016/03/31/contractors-and-temps-were-100-of-job-growth-in-us-and-thats-a-good-thing/#16e81c411b24

(3) www.wsj.com/articles/contract-workforce-outpaces-growth-in-silicon-valley-style-gig-jobs-1458948608

(4) www.eurofound.europa.eu/news/spotlight-on/employment/the-rise-of-temporary-contracts-in-europe

(5) www.wsj.com/articles/SB119939511325465729

(6) www.careerbuilder.com/share/aboutus/pressreleasesdetail.aspx?ed=12%2F31%2F2016&id=pr947&sd=5%2F5%2F2016

(7) www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/business/retirees-hobby-farms.html?emc=edit_th_20170212&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=48317279&_r=0

 

 


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