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Two Freedom Tricks

Here are two tips that can help you have more freedom in Smalltown USA.   Here is a way to get extra good value, if you are looking to increase your freedom by escaping the crowded frenzy of gridlocked cities.

The three most important foundations of good real estate are… “location, location, location”.  The best way to get good real estate value is to put property BEFORE there is a change in its location.  The annals of history are filled with stories of investors buying land before the public knew that a railroad line or factory or airport or shopping center or some new economic venture was about to come in.

For example, our nearest shopping town, West Jefferson, was formed when the Virginia-Carolina Railroad decided to run a line through Ashe County.  Those in the know people purchased land where a station would be and in 2015 incorporated the town with boundaries extending one mile in each direction from the Virginia-Carolina Railroad depot.

The value of location changes with any shift in a land’s utility.

In the past, “good location” meant access to foot traffic or people or crowds.

If you want to open an ice cream stand, you want a location like this Albanian beach rather than…

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A popular beach in Albania.

something like the most remote cabin we have at our farm.


The primitive cabin at Merrily Farms.

A lot of us want to get away from crowds, be remote, but still connected.

This is possible because technology continually changes the meaning of “good location”.

Little Horse Creek

This is the road to our Blue Ridge house.

Our home in North Carolina is remote.  At a time there can be obstacles to getting to our house.

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Our covered bridge during construction.

Before we installed three very large drains, we could not even get in or out, when Little Horse Creek flooded.

The bridge is secure now, but honestly it does not matter so much because of our broadband.  In today’s connected world… a good location is defined as much by access to broadband as it is to foot traffic.

Our local telephone company installed fiber optics throughout the area.  This changed everything.  We get 45 Mbps, up and down, for $45 a month at the farm.  We could have a Gbps (for only $200 a month) if we wanted or needed that much bandwidth.


Such great broadband is currently not norm in rural America.  

A Wall Street Journal article, “Rural America Is Stranded in the Dial-Up Age” (1)  tells how high costs and lack of access to broadband service prevent residents of far-flung communities from joining the modern economy.

The article says:  Delivering up-to-date broadband service to distant reaches of the U.S. would cost hundreds of billions of dollars, experts estimate, an expense government, industry and consumers haven’t been willing to pay.

Counties without modern internet connections can’t attract new firms, and their isolation discourages the enterprises they have: ranchers who want to buy and sell cattle in online auctions or farmers who could use the internet to monitor crops. Reliance on broadband includes any business that uses high-speed data transmission, spanning banks to insurance firms to factories.

About 39% of the U.S. rural population, or 23 million people, lack access to broadband internet service—defined as “fast” by the Federal Communications Commission—compared with 4% of the urban residents.

This is changing.  Many local phone and electric companies are planning to bring increased bandwidth into rural areas.  Some big communications companies are working on lower cost technology, such as AT&T’s AirGig system now being tested.

AT&T stated a couple of years ago that it has technology “ready to go” to deliver the high-speed wireless broadband via satellite dishes attached to DirecTV customers’ homes.  They have also started field trials for a system (they call AirGig) that uses low-cost plastic antennas placed on power lines so that the existing infrastructure is a guide for broadband signals.  The power lines don’t carry the signal, and no electrical connection is needed.

Freedom Tip #1:  When investigating areas for real estate potential, look for upcoming changes in bandwidth the area.  Check with local phone companies, and the big companies to see if bandwidth increases are planned.

If not, then consider the second freedom tip.

Freedom Tip #2:  Turn problems into opportunity.   Bring in extra bandwidth.

An NPR.org article “Widening the Internet Highway to Rural America” (2)  tells the story of how a man in West Virginia brought wireless Internet into his community.

He put on a climbing harness, shook back his aversion to heights and scaled a tower on a hill at the geographic center of the state to put a microwave dish on top.  The dish receives a wireless signal from another tower 10 miles away and redistributes it to the homes nearby.

The man and volunteers started their network with about $10,000. It costs very little to keep it running.  West Virginia Broadband leases dish space on most of the seven towers it uses for $1 a year. They buy their bandwidth — the wireless signal — from a wholesaler for about $600 a month, and buy surplus equipment on eBay.

The voluntary donations from the 100 or so people who use the wireless service more than cover the expenses. Members are asked to contribute whatever they feel it’s worth.

West Virginia Broadband, is a nonprofit volunteer-run organization that provides Internet service to residents and businesses who were trapped in the slow-moving world of dialup.

This creates three opportunities.  First, there may be profit in running such a co-op.  Second, even if it’s non profit, the broadband can dramatically change the value of the surrounding property.  Third, it offers a chance to buy real estate at a low price, before bringing in the increased bandwidth.

There may be a fourth, invisible but enormously important benefit.

The NPR article said: “When you have a community effort like this, the members of the community feel a sense of ownership.  We may operate [the network], but it’s held in the trust of citizens of the community.  It’s for the public benefit and for the public good.”

The cooperation may unite the community and make it a friendlier and better place to live.

Problems can create opportunity.  The problem of crowded cities, pollution, traffic jams and increased crime create an opportunity in Smalltown USA, for those who want to move.   The problem of inadequate bandwidth creates opportunity who look for upcoming changes in broadband or those who may want to bring the change to the land.


(1)  www.wsj.com: Rural America is stranded in the dial up age

(2) www.npr.org: Widening the Internet Highway to Rural America

Live Anywhere – Earn Everywhere

How to Gain Extra Freedom – While Almost Everyone Loses Theirs.  Profit from post COVID-19 trends.

I invite you to join Merri and me in expecting the world to get better… to live and earn based on that expectation but…  to also prepare for bad times as well as good.

Just in case… the world goes sideways… we will still survive and prosper.

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 my report “Live Anywhere-Earn Everywhere”,  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?


Dining room tables we worked from (and we also sold the tables for a profit).

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 that the changes from the COVID pandemic will bring. 

The wealth of the world, albeit with inequality, will continue to grow.  This collapse of the global economy will bring an incredible new opportunity for those who know what to do.  Thes profit making avenues offer enormous income potential and even work 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 yard.

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 we grew in our 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.


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.


Loquat leaf tea has become really important during the pandemic due to its respiratory strengthening qualities.

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. 

There are specific places where property is especially inexpensive, now because previous owners do not know about the special qualities created by the pandemic.

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 be enhanced by the pandemic but also 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.


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 created at our farm brought us pleasure but also helped create a safe, healthy food supply, extra income and a tax deduction as well.

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