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Gain by Avoiding Crowds

Modern technology allows us to have small town living with big city benefits.

See why this…

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is so much healthier and better for wealth than this.

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Yesterday’s message looked at a holistic butcher opportunity in Smalltown North Carolina.

One huge benefit of living out of cities is better health. 

An article survey “Health, Happiness, and Density” at Newgeography.com shows the results of research on the association with high-density living of mental illness, children’s health, respiratory disease, heart attacks, cancer and human happiness.  There is convincing evidence showing adverse mental health consequences from increasing density.

Included in that article:

  • An analysis, in the prestigious journal “Nature” – The incidence of schizophrenia is twice as high in cities.
  • A monumental Swedish study –  Over four million Swedes examined showing urbanization causes increased risk of developing psychosis and depression.
  • A study of three hundred and fifty thousand people in Holland – The prevalence of depression and anxiety was significantly greater for those living in areas with only 10% green space in their surroundings compared to those with 90% green space.
  • Many studies – Child development, mental health and physical health and behavioral problems are likely associated with high-rise living.
  • Australian study –  Young children in apartments without space find they enter school with poorly developed social and motor skills. Girls living in high-rise buildings are prone to increased levels of overweight and obesity.
  • British study – 93% of children living in centrally located high-rise flats had behavioral problems, higher than for children living in lower density dwellings. Anti-social behavior often results.
  • Austrian study – Disturbances in classroom behavior higher for children living in multiple-dwelling units.
  • Evidence of other potential health impacts – Children living in higher density housing have more short-sightedness, diminished auditory discrimination and reading ability.
  • Air pollution increases with density – Nitrogen oxides in this pollution have adverse respiratory affects including airway inflammation in healthy people and increased respiratory symptoms in people with asthma.
  • Several studies relate low birth weight to air pollution.
  • South Korean report – Pollutants pose significant risk factors for low birth weight.
  • Air pollution particulates are associated with killing more people than traffic accidents.
  • Cancer is a major health scourge – A relationship between increased colon cancer, breast cancer and total cancer mortality with population density has been found.

There are extra income benefits to Small-town USA because even though small towns can be healthier, more jobs are in big cities.  Knowing this and knowing how to choose  small towns with big city infrastructure (good hospitals, high bandwidth, Internet capabilities, modern highways)  allows us to avoid crowds and be in greater demand.

A Wall Street Journal article “North Carolina Struggles to Draw Businesses to Countryside” (2)  shows that cities like Raleigh and Charlotte are thriving, but rural areas are having to get past the collapse of tobacco, textile and furniture industries.

The article says:  “In North Carolina, the economic challenges are geographic:-the state can readily lure business to its fast-growing cities but struggles to sell its vast rural territory.  Lopsided economic growth is widening a long-term divide between cities like financial hub Charlotte and tech-center Raleigh and the state’s countryside, which has withered with the collapse of the tobacco, textile and furniture industries.

North Carolina is the second most-rural state in the U.S. after Texas. 417 of the state’s 553 municipalities lost population or grew slower than the state average since 2010, according to demographers with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Now the state is acting.  Legislators have lowered corporate tax rates and cut regulations.  The state is realigning its workforce-training programs to the jobs the state wants to attract, and investing more in site preparation.  The state is building out infrastructure, such as roads, and is willing to work with corporations to meet their needs.

The federal government is helping as well.  An article, “Tucked Into the Tax Bill, a Plan to Help Distressed America” (3) shows how a provision of the 2017 tax overhaul seeks to drive investments to parts of the country where economic recovery has been slow.

This new rule is drawing attention from venture capitalists, state government officials and mayors across America because the law creates “Opportunity Zones,” which will use tax incentives to draw long-term investment to parts of America that continue to struggle with high poverty and sluggish jobs and business growth.

Rural areas have accounted for just 3 percent of the job growth in the economic recovery.  The new tax law provision plays to that sweet spot.  It instructs governors in each state and territory, along with the mayor of the District of Columbia, to designate Opportunity Zones from a pool of low-income, high-poverty census tracts, subject to certification by the Treasury Secretary. States cannot nominate all their qualifying tracts for that status.  They are limited to only a quarter of eligible tracts.  Investors, like banks or hedge funds, then create “Opportunity Funds” to seed either new businesses in those areas, expansions of existing ones or real estate development.

As these efforts trickle though the economy and added prosperity come to Smalltown USA, those who arrived first, will benefit the most.  Seeking opportunity in small towns and rural areas now can maximize health benefits and bring wealth as well.


Learn how to find sweet spot small towns  in our report described below.

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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(1) www.newgeography.com/content/003945-health-happiness-and-density

(2) www.wsj.com/articles/north-carolina-struggles-to-draw-businesses-to-countryside-1516653851?mod=itp&mod=djemITP_h

(3)  www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2018/01/30/Tucked-Into-the-tax-bill-a-plan-to-help-distressed-America/stories/201801300045