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I have a fair sum of money and want to use it wisely in regard to the soon to be financial collapse?

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posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 02:37 AM
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what do people mean by missionary?

what's your mission?




posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 02:42 AM
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Yes, yes,....taking financial advice from total strangers with your hard earned money in these tough times, is really the hallmark of a sound mind.

My advice is, hold on to what you have and try to not spend it on jumk you dont need.



posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 02:47 AM
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I guess all of the rich folk invest in land in S. America.
However I'm partial to this particular piece of dirt here in N. America., US to be exact.
I think I'll stick it out here, me and my buddies.
We will remove any blue helmets we get a chance to, no foreign troops allowed.
Invest in US land and join the party.



posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 02:48 AM
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buy a shed in the woods, arm yourself, and fight the irs



posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 02:49 AM
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Originally posted by closerseemsfurther
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That's the entire purpose of the trip. I'll be staying with tribes in Africa, the poor in India, etc. It's a missionary trip, so the whole focus of the year that I'm gone will be to build relationships with these people.


Hi. Man, if I had the resources, I'd go-off and...








posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 02:51 AM
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Well since you're coming to Australia, perhaps you consider visiting Australia's capital - Canberra. For just a small fee* I can provide you with a site seeing tour.









* $200 per hour AUD adjusted for inflation by September 2012 to $500 hourly rates.



posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 03:37 AM
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First of all, have fun with your missionary work.


If I were you I'd look up your contact in Alaska. Washington state even if Alaska is too rugged for your tastes. It's WAY off the beaten path, nothing militarily strategic about it, you can get off the grid with a generator, greenhouse for food, all the big game you want for your meat and plenty of natural water sources. Find a good, solid 4x4 on the cheap, a good woman who's on the same page, and have a nice life.

100k isn't really a lot of money for what you want to do, so I'd look into ways of saving money when buying what you need. Real estate for example. If you're a first time buyer there may be incentives up there for you so look into that. You're a vet as well, that's a VERY good bargaining chip. Building your home may be cheaper than buying one if you have the skills. If you want to go all out and can stay on budget, build one underground. I remember the first girl I ever had a crush on, Sandra, her parents built an underground house in the Missouri Ozarks and it looked really nice. Every time I see on the Weather Channel all the severe weather and tornadoes they get, I can't help but to think of that house. They're probably the safest people in that neck of the woods. Buy the material for the greenhouse second hand. Solid, but second hand.

Same goes for the truck. Find a part of the country where a lot of people own pick-ups and check the Craigs List ads. Wherever there's an area that see's a lot of pick-ups, people are going to sell their older ones cheaper because they have more competition. You want one cheap because the used market is competitive, not because it's a piece of junk.

And firearms. You'll want one for the big game and one for personal protection. You don't really need to stockpile those, just the ammunition. Get a knife or two for extra protection and a couple of good skinning and gutting blades. You can take down an elk with the right rifle but then you're going to have to gut that puppy.

And the woman? Well, you're gonna need someone to cook right?
Just kidding. You're gonna want one who's tough if you're going to be in the wilderness. Big animals are hard to drag on your own and she won't want to be squeamish at the sight of blood. You're gonna see a lot if you kill your own dinner. And remember, she doesn't have to look rugged to be rugged. Amish women can be as strong as they come and some are pretty good looking. They're breeders too. My aunt is Amish and she had 16 kids in 25 years. Look at a woman's hips. If they're full, she can pop out a lot of puppies. If that's what you want to help out on the back 40.

Being self-sufficient isn't easy. Why do you think a lot of people aren't? It's not like there aren't a lot of resources to make it so. There is. It's hard work. But if you've been the army, seen action and want to do missionary work for a year in some of the roughest parts of the world, I think you'd have what it takes. You and yours would be welcome in my camp, I know that.

Anyway, that's what I'd do. Good luck.




posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 03:45 AM
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Originally posted by closerseemsfurther
reply to post by AussieAmandaC
 


That's the entire purpose of the trip. I'll be staying with tribes in Africa, the poor in India, etc. It's a missionary trip, so the whole focus of the year that I'm gone will be to build relationships with these people.


If the only message you're preaching is that we are ALL brothers and sisters no matter the faith, then I doubly wish you well x



posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 03:49 AM
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Originally posted by johncarter
reply to post by closerseemsfurther
 


Yes, yes,....taking financial advice from total strangers with your hard earned money in these tough times, is really the hallmark of a sound mind.



Actually it is. We have no reason to lie to the man and he has no reason not to trust us. I for one have no vested interest in steering him in the wrong direction and I'm not asking him for a fee. I'm sure he's smart enough, sounds that way at least, to be able to tell the difference between BS advice and sound advice.

Financial advisers are in the box and they play by the rules. They have to. We're not and we don't. He wants financial advice for a SHTF scenario and they don't teach that sort of thing in economics.

They teach you how to be a part of a financial system that has been collapsing for a long time time now.

You're right, I think I'll take THEIR advice.





posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 04:26 AM
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Those are awesome videos. I had no idea...........brilliant.



posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 06:57 AM
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Something doesn't sound right about the origional post.

He's leaving with $30K. Traveling around the world for 1 year.
And he's returning with $100K?

I'd invest in his travel agent.

He's pulling our legs with the entire post fellas.



posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:05 AM
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Shilly Shillerson.

The title to your thread doesn't match the content of your post. It seems as though you just wanted everybody to know what you ALREADY plan on doing with your money. It also heavily sounds like a military ad... "Look how much the government pays me... tell me, sheeple, what ever shall I do with all this doe I'm rolling in?"

I don't think you're asking a real question. I think the thread was bait to get to talk about yourself or to get people on board with the military.

Just a hunch.



posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:16 AM
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Invest in property thats in a reasonably safe state, preferably with nice fertile soil with access to good clean water



posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 07:44 AM
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lol.....
the recent big mega millions prize got me thinking about just what I'd do with that much money, and well, after considering a bit, found myself asking would you really want it???

but well, this is what I came up with....
the money really isn't much.....or more than likely probably won't be soon. and it's people that are the most important!! okay, so, I would have all this money, and I would want to invest in.....PEOPLE!!

so, well, first, I'd use some of it to get everyone in my family completely out of debt!! my three boys would be in college, studying whatever they liked really, but they would be doing something!!
I would be looking into these foreclosed homes, trying to find the owners they foreclosed on, and well, if they agreed, I would be buying up these homes, and then turning them over to those owners, with an easy payment plan...heck I'd probably end up taking a loss on this one, since, well, it would be more like you pay me this much for five or 7 years, and then you can have the ownership... and the payment amount would be set lower than what they'd be paying and adjusted if needed as the economy fell further off the cliff. ya see, my goal wouldn't be make a profit, but rather, to keep these home out of the hands of the investors and neglectful landlords!
then, I would start a internet business, that would offer services to my community, a library full of free educational information, and well, my staff would be hired and then trained for the jobs I had for them!! yes, I would be sending them to school!!
the condition to that would be that none of my employees would ask for any gov't assistance (unless an emergency that we couldn't handle came up)!!

and well, I figure in about ten or so years, I would be back to being broke,....but then more than likely would probably end up being broke no matter what I did anyways....but I would have lots of friends that I had help out along the way who might be willing to help me!!!

people are the only things in today's world worth investing in!!!



posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 08:59 AM
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Originally posted by closerseemsfurther
A little background: I was recently separated from the military for some minor injuries (and after realizing what our military/gov is really all about, thanks to the last year spent reading posts on this and other sites). I received about $30k upfront and have absolutely NO financial responsibilities/bills right now. I'm leaving September 1, 2012 to backpack/travel for 1 year. I'll be going to Australia, Cambodia, Vietnam/Laos, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Ukraine, and Romania. I'll be returning to the United States August 31, 2013 with approx $100k. Again, I have no financial responsibilities and no ties to any place in particular. I have contacts that I could temporarily stay with in Alaska, Washington, North & South California, Arizona, Central Texas, Maryland, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. I also might not be opposed to moving to one of the countries I'm visiting on my trip. Some of my very close friends work in the dark parts of the military like CAG and my brother/cousin works as CWO3 in Counter-Intelligence. I'm worried that while I'm on my trip, hyperinflation will ensue and my $100k won't feed me for a week. I expect foreign troops on American soil. I don't trust the American dollar, the banks, stock market, and I know that silver & gold are just "rocks" in a SHTF scenario. Basically, I'd like advice on where you'd live, what you'd do with the money, how would you prepare?

Thank you in advance for your input. What a crazy time we live in!
Alex

p.s. mods, feel free to move if appropriate
I would make risky trades in the stock market. You never know, things might get back to normal.

Of course I’m not serious.

But seriously, don’t invest in gold or silver. It wasn’t too long ago where gold was at $400.00 an ounce. I think if things get back to normal, the price will come back down again. You’d be wasting a lot of money.

I would maybe invest into in some land..

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posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 09:20 AM
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With the way the housing market is, buying a home might be a good idea. My friend invested into a couple homes. On one of them, he spent about $80.000 on a $300.000 homes. The other he spent $70.000 for a $250.000. If the market comes back up (which I think it will eventually), he will make a boat load.

I have not read all the posts yet, but I’m sure some people will tell you to use it all on guns, food, land, etc., etc., etc… I would invest some into resources if the economy does go to hell in a hand basket. Don’t let everyone here convince you that America is doomed. Things will eventually get back to normal. It’s just a matter of time.

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posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 09:27 AM
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Good on ya. Not on the military part but your willingness to backpack/travel and trust fellow humans.

I've been living the backpacking life for the past 4-5 years. Am in my 20's and know that things are shifting (its a no brainer right?
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If I were you I would learn how to sustain a greenhouse, for these are going to feed the very near future. We've altered climate so much that you have to create your own just to grow food. Do this, or work on farms around the world. Ive been doing this for the past few years and it doesnt cost any money.

Most importantly is to trust yourself. In reality, its not the money that gets you places and things, its your willpower. I am a man with no money but i have the willpower of a demigod (few years of sitting meditaion, accesseed some gifts/talents) - i am free and financial collapse really doesnt phase me.


Be well and stick with the law of attraction.
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posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 09:53 AM
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but well, this is what I came up with....
the money really isn't much.....or more than likely probably won't be soon. and it's people that are the most important!! okay, so, I would have all this money, and I would want to invest in.....PEOPLE!!

so, well, first, I'd use some of it to get everyone in my family completely out of debt!! my three boys would be in college, studying whatever they liked really, but they would be doing something!!
I would be looking into these foreclosed homes, trying to find the owners they foreclosed on, and well, if they agreed, I would be buying up these homes, and

You contradict yourself.
If the economy crashes loans will be meaningless so you won't have to pay them off anyway.
What good are houses you can't live in and have no return on your investment.



posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 09:58 AM
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Originally posted by samkent
Something doesn't sound right about the origional post.

He's leaving with $30K. Traveling around the world for 1 year.
And he's returning with $100K?

I'd invest in his travel agent.
He's pulling our legs with the entire post fellas.


Or he's involved in some type of "business", that cannot be talked about........



posted on Apr, 9 2012 @ 11:26 AM
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first, you're assuming a financial collapse is really a collapse, instead of what it really is, a massive taxpayer embezzlement scheme.

second, a by-product of capitalism are depressions and prosperity. it's just the way it is, governments know this and just ride it out knowing that it'll balance out.

you're better off using that money and buying something tangible. like property in one of the countries your visiting or a boat.

what better way to escape shtf, than being a pirate fishing for food and bartering with mainlanders who have been eating radio-active cockroaches for months.




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