How to Retire
CNN Money, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal all publish articles soothing their reader, reassuring them that, despite the turbulent course of history, retirement in the modern age is still a possibility—so long as you play by their rules.
Oftentimes, such articles come across to the lackadaisical reader as reasonable, suggesting to folks they simply put x-amount of money away for saving per month. When taken in the context of the rest of mainstream articles—i struggle to call them „ARTicles“—then the intended takehome point is clear. Buy paper, feed the beast!
In one particular recent CNN article, it was stated that just 8% a year starting in one’s early thirties can turn into a seven figure bank account by retirement.
But, as we have bore witness to in guinea pig Greece and the western world over, retirement is becoming something grandpa and grandma had, but not something for the their progeny.
Regardless, there still exist options for fostering retirement, and I’ve hereafter listed some of my recommended techniques for ensuring a comfortable retirement.
1. Buy Physical Gold & Silver
Under the false math of economic tyranny, all paper assets will lose value over time when valued in stuff/things. CNN argues that $500 a month from the age of 30 on will bring one seven figures by retirement, assuming an 8% return. When inflation and possible hyperinflation is factored into the equation, these seven figures appear much less impressive than they would in today’s dollar. Take those seven figures and apply them to the value of the dollar one century ago, and they appear even more impressive. This sort of devaluation, best case scenario, will continue at the rate it has heretofore. What’s more likely, to be sure, is that in the coming years the inflation will grow more severe and eventually turn into hyperinflation.
Measuring value in terms of the US Dollar is an ineffective way of figuring out something’s worth. That’s why many individuals have turned to other currencies as a form of saving. More effective is the vehicle of precious metals. The two most popular precious metals, gold and silver, have for centuries been considered money by numerous cultures and still today are considered monetary instruments useful for savings, investments and hedging. In addition to gold and silver, platinum and palladium offer yet another form of savings or investment. Whilst these two metals do not have any precedent as a monetary device, should a crisis in fiat currencies become severe enough, they will increasingly be considered possible monies perhaps in relation to a precious metals basket to which the global economy is hinged.
Either way, holding precious metals seems a conservative and guaranteed way of storing one’s wealth.
2. Eat Healthy
No point in saving if you die young. With geoengineering operations covering the sky in cobwebs and genetically engineered „foods“, it’s no wonder sickness is ubiquitous in western culture. The average American diet consists of meats and simple starches, with very little color other than the off-white and reds of the potatoes and breads and meats. This type of diet is not beneficial for one’s health, and interferes with the bodies natural abilities to heal itself.
While it is important to eat what one wants and enjoys so as to avoid a later binge, what’s more important is eating a diet rich in micro-nutrients of vegetables and fruits as opposed to rich in the macronutrients of the burger and fries. Much science demonstrates that a plant-based diet is ideal for a human being and can go a long way towards precipitating the need for prescription drugs and other supplements throughout life.
Eat only naturally occuring unprocessed organic foods is a start towards a healthier life, albeit an expense. In part, the organic food industry is a racket considering all of the corruption within each and every government agency. On the other hand, it does serve as a convenient guide when choosing one’s foods. Best bet is to buy locally produced organic food from a farmer you have the opportunity to get to know if you so choose to do.
Aside from the right diet, exercise is a must. This means, at least, getting outdoors and going for long walks in a relaxed, natural setting. Preferably under the sun whenever possible. Diet, exercise and sunlight are an important part of health. Be sure to drink plenty of water, as well.
3. Stay Relaxed
Stress will make you age. Whether it be work-related or relationship-related, managing one’s stress through diet, exercise and free time is key to ensuring retirement. You can’t retire if you die too early. This is a beautiful life we live, and enjoying the finer parts of it, away from the cacophony of the beehive cities, is essential to knowing how to enjoy a retirement.
4. Secondary Passport
In government and finance capital a small clique or unified cliques have rebelled from the public good in order to consolidate assets. They have in their hands mechanisms necessary for a police state. With its status as the center of the global economy, there has been predicted violent dislocations in particular in the United States. With sky-high technology, the American public does stand the risk of being victimized by a highly centralized modern police state. As in investments, diversification is key. Holding more than an American passport gives an individual the option to take up residency in any country of their choosing. When procured early enough, the secondary passport offers a retiree an excellent option to extend the savings they have for the reset of their life by relocating to countries poorer than their own, such Mexico or Dominican Republic, as if offered by Dollar Vigilante.
5. Vote Ron Paul
Ron Paul represents a historical candidate in the presidency in the United States. Ever since the late nineteenth century each-and-every president, according to Carrol Quigley, has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an elitist organization. Ron Paul opposes elitist organizations who have undermined free markets and harmonious lifestyles. They have torn families and friends apart through the strife they have inflicted by way of command-and-control techniques which have promoted for centuries the further enrichment of their bloodlines and their cronies. Voting for Ron Paul is a necessary step toward ensuring that us younger folks can even have a chance of retirement. The other candidates as well are in the back-pocket of the same financial interests who have sponsored the countless presidents who have only led the United States further into deficit via taxation, de-industrialization, and most compromising, war.
Retirement is something each and every individual deserves to enjoy. But, more to the point, before the point of retirement it is just as important that each and every individual understand their inherent value as human beings and take advantage thereof. It is easy to accept hard jobs which pay well, yet still wear you down to the bone with long hours and little respect. In this day and age, with the internet as it is, there are opportunities for so many individuals to take their talent and turn it into an entrepreneurial activity.
On the road to retirement, however, be sure to follow the aforementioned guidelines so as to put yourself into a better position to enjoy the time which ought to be free, but is not.