As the United States of America continues to print more and more paper monies with less and less gold backing, inflation is setting in.
Gold now hovers around $1534.78…an ounce!
I don’t mean to be an alarmist, but, people, we need to start saving.
“How?! I can’t give up my Pokemon Battlestar Mansion Masters subscription! I NEED IT TO LIVE!”
Fine, fine. You have the right to spend your money as you wish for those certain…necessities…but to get down to it, we need to make Smart Investments, folks.
Normal gas and electric energy costs are not going to drop anytime soon. Didn’t you hear, it’s blazing hot outside! It’s the JUNE BROIL.
“So, Where do I make these smart investments? I don’t know much about the Stock Market…don’t ride bulls and can’t stand bears”.
I understand, we ain’t all cowgirls and bearboys….. you don’t need the stock market. A smart investment is, i.e., spending a bit more money on a well crafted pair of leather gloves that last three times longer than cheap plastic ones, in the long run saving you money. OR becoming energy independent. Drill your own oil wells!
Well, maybe not that, but you could invest in a Hybrid vehicle. In the long run, saving you money.
Let’s continue with energy. This video was shot in Texas after a homeowner decided to make a smart investment in Solar panels for their home. They had 60-70% REDUCTION in their electric bill.
Investing in Solar Energy saves you money: (exerts from The Department of Energy)
“HOME ENERGY EFFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT TAX CREDITS
Consumers who purchase and install specific products, such as energy-efficient windows, insulation, doors, roofs, and heating and cooling equipment in existing homes can receive a tax credit for 30% of the cost, up to $1,500, for improvements “placed in service” starting January 1, 2009, through December 31, 2010. See EnergyStar.gov’s Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiencyfor a complete summary of energy efficiency tax credits available to consumers.
RESIDENTIAL RENEWABLE ENERGY TAX CREDITS
Consumers who install solar energy systems (including solar water heating and solar electric systems), small wind systems, geothermal heat pumps, and residential fuel cell and microturbine systems can receive a 30% tax credit for systems placed in service before December 31, 2016; the previous tax credit cap no longer applies.”
Also, check out other innovative money saving products, like the Short Belt. No longer do you have to choose between fashion and function…you can sacrifice both. Just kidding, just kidding. Like solar grills, solar ovens, wind-up flashlights/radios.
This is all harkening back a previous post from this year and the notion of…Independence. This is about independence from unruly circumstance, from government, from distant wars, from the motives whispered behind closed doors. Independence to sustain the chase of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
So, as the money begins to fall like the leaves, do not fear. Take action. Claim your energy independence!
I’ll see you next week.