Twenty Years Ago


May is a special month for me.  I took my first trip abroad in May,  52 years ago (this year).

But March 1st has become a special date also.

On March 1, 2000, I wrote:  This is the first issue of World Reports delivered via our web site and in a way this change reflects the flavor of what I will have covered here. Using the time tested axiom of “As Above-So Below”, this issue reflects the enormous opportunity all of us have as we evolve from the Information Era into the Imagination Era.

I wrote that report while overlooking white robed hemlocks shivering in a Blue Ridge dawn. There was sweet silence and snowflakes falling.  Snow blankets were building in still air as the day awakened in the cold.

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Merri and me at our North Carolina farm 20 years ago

I was at our farm on Little Horse Creek North Carolina.

That first email report said: Winter in the high country seems a harsh time at first glance, forlorn grey days, bitter cold and icy, storms. But where would we be without such cleansing. How would we keep the weeds in control? One reason Merri and moved from the city to Ecuador and the Blue Ridge Mountains is to get in closer touch with the law of the farm (if you don’t plant in the spring-no matter how much politics are played, you won’t get a crop in the fall). Normally though we would not spend winter in these mountains but go to our home in Ecuador.

That report was mostly about investing in Ecuador.

There was a huge crisis in Ecuador at that time.  The currency has collapsed. Banks had all shut down. The country had run our of gas.

The report said: “You may have read in the news about the problems of Ecuador in recent days and wondered why I am investing there.  The crisis is very deep and we still have some rough years ahead. I would want to believe that we have nowhere else to go from here but up. About dollarization? The new President wants to dollarize. A very good thing, he should take this opportunity to do so.”

We began taking investors to Ecuador shortly after and found some of the greatest real estate bargains I have ever came across.

That report looked at other areas of opportunity.

The market for care is one of the largest in the world. Consider this, it is estimated that the U.S. market for funerals is 20 billion, diet – 33 billion, home furnishings – 40 billion, perfume – 3 billion, jewelry  16 billion, coffee – 6 billion, tourism – 300 billion, advertising – 291 billion.

But the market for health care alone is over 1 trillion! And health care is just one part of the care market. Other booming areas in care include pets – 12 billion, toys – 30 billion.

The report gave an early warning about problems with Americans holding accounts with overseas banks.

This is why in an era of bank consolidation where banks are trying to become bigger to be more powerful and better, I recently recommended shares in a small community bank that offers personal service.

The report also warned about risk in the stock market and passed on Warren Buffets warning that he did not expect the market to rise more than 4% per annum over the next four years.

That was at the top of the .dotcom boom but the historical chart of the Dow shows that Buffet was right to issue a warning.

The Dow fell over the next four years.

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I think the most important section in that report was about the evil of specialization.

Another root of the care market is specialization. Industry, businesses and professions often become so focused on their piece of specialization that they no longer see all the parts. Take medicine as an example and compare an experience I observed in Ecuador with what might take place in the western world. Merri and I were staying at our house in the compound of Taita Yatchak one of Ecuador’s great healers and met a couple who had traveled clear across the country to have their sick baby healed (Taita Yatchak had been referred as a healer of last resort). Since the couple had traveled for an entire day, Taita Yatchak invited them to stay and we listened to the baby cry the night through.

In the morning I happened to be sitting nearby when Taita Yatchak talked to the family. “The baby is fine,” he said. “Your milk is what is wrong,” he said facing the mother. “You have an infection. But then he turned to the father. But it is you and your actions that are the source of the infection. We will work on you and then all will be well.”

Taita Yatchak saw and cared enough to include the whole family.

This problem, specialization, has certainly grown in the past two decades.

See how to overcome the specialization problems created by the Coronavirus below… why and how they led to our Pruppie lifestyle.

Gary

Surviving the Siren’s Song

Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere

How to Gain Extra Freedom – While Almost Everyone Loses Theirs.

Mythology tells us that Sirens are beautiful, creatures, femmes fatales.  They lure us with enchanting, seductive songs into treacherous, always-shifting currents and shoals ready to rip the guts of our foundation from us.

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The last century of technology, from steams engines to quantum computers, is our Siren.  The song has brought us unbelievable freedom.

Yet the same technology that strips away the restraints created by time and space also provides tools for those who wish to bind us in other ways.

For example, technology used to track COVID-19 will increase government use of mass surveillance.

The nations use smartphones to track us. They  even receiving support from private tech companies, like Google and Apple, who would normally oppose such invasion of our privacy.

After all who would dare not help ease the pandemic?

The problem is, once a government gets its hand on such power, it rarely lets go.   The world will slide into permanently increased surveillance.

Although the current tracking efforts may appear entirely legitimate, many pose a risk to our rights to privacy and freedom of expression.  Imagine, big brother knowing where we are, where we have been, and who we have been in touch with, even what we have said.

Another Siren is the modern technology that allows goods to speed goods and people along in a global economy.   So to does it allow the bad to enter as we can now see so well.

The COVID-19 pandemic has proven this point!

Yet we should expect the world to get better.

We should and live and earn based on that this positive expectation.

However we should also live a lifestyle that prepares us for the bad times as well as good.

For example my family really used technology to make our businesses mobile and flexible.  At age 73, I work here in Florida reaching clients globally.  I can also work at our North Carolina farm or anywhere I have access to the internet.  I have been able to work every day right even having COVID-19.

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I can hike into the woods at our farm and be working if I should desire.

My webmaster lives thousands of miles away yet we easily run the business together.

My son, an attorney in England, was trapped in the Czech Republic when the airlines shut down.  He has been able to continue his normal work from a small rural town near Vienna.  His productivity has not been diminished at all.  It may have even improved.

My daughter who lives in England is working on a project in India.   The inability for her to travel has not stopped her.

Another daughter who runs a dance/drama/singing school for children saw her classes shut down but was quickly doing lessons for the kids via Zoom.

I explain how to live and earn this way in a comprehensive report I have written entitled “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere”.

We have created a lifestyle… so if the world goes really sideways… we will 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.

This lifestyle is shaped by what we do, how we do it and where we live.

The COVID-19 pandemic will create innumerable new opportunities.  Many of them offer enormous income potential and they even work well (in some cases better) in disaster scenarios.

In my family’s example, we use technology to have virtual, global businesses. We use the internet.

Where we do it is from is places where we can also have a backup business that will thrive, without government interference, in troubled times.

Let me provide two simple, concrete example.  North Carolina and ginseng.  Florida and loquat.

Ginseng 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 make it an excellent barter item.  Once you know what to do with ginseng, it’s easy to grow in your back yard in northern parts of the world.

Even better, one of the best kept secrets is that ginseng and 125 other medicinal crops, that are currently unsustainable, can be grown on land in North Carolina and a couple of dozen other states that is extraordinarily cheap, yet are especially uncrowded safe and healthy.

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Ginseng we grew in our former North Carolina back yard.  I know about growing ginseng through experience and explain why and how in the report “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere”.

Loquats are another example of an easy to grow crop that help promote natural health.

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Here I am by one of the many loquat trees at our Florida farm.

Loquats are a great fruit for making jam and such, but the loquat leaf has amazing medicinal qualities.  Its is a registered medicine in China and due to its anti viral and respiratory system enhancing qualities has an especially  growing demand right now.   The images below from Amazon.com show that the leaves sell for about a dollar per leaf!

I have many trees on the farm but started growing loquat seedlings last year.

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I have been drinking a lot of home made loquat leaf tea during the pandemic.

The report “Live Anywere-Earn Everywhere” shows specific places that reduce your living expenses, easily increases your income, makes you smarter, healthier and provides tax benefits as well. 

Learn about these specific places in our “Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere Report”.  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).

Lowering taxes is vital now as the massive government spending during the COVID-19 pandemic will eventually lead to increased taxation.

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 we developed at our farm gave us great pleasure but also helped create a safe, healthy food supply and created a tax deduction as well as it helped us develop a trout raising business.

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We sold these trout at a local butcher shop.

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