It’s all about personal independence.
You’re looking down the road, and you don’t like what you see.
There’s a good chance that you are a part of the largest generation in American history – the Baby Boomer generation.
That’s not a requirement, though. It’s your mindset that’s most important. You may be 20, you may be 70, or you may be somewhere in between.
If your desired lifestyle could be summed up in one word, it would be “independent“. You care most about keeping the independence you’ve got, and working for more.
You look at the list of government health, retirement and general welfare programs, and a lot of the math isn’t working. You have little belief that the Social Security System will deliver as promised. The Affordable Health Care Act is anything but. The numbers don’t work, regardless of what the politicians tell you on TV.
When you see foreign countries “nationalizing” – stealing – private savings and retirement plans, your heart says, “Never in America”. But your head says, “What’s to stop them from doing that here as well?”
There’s a big, gaping hole in the government, “safety net” and you have no intent of falling through it.
The thought of becoming a “refugee” as a result of a man-made or natural disaster is inconceivable to you. You’ll do everything in your power to not end up huddled on the floor of the local gym after an emergency. No FEMA camp or Katrina Super Dome for you – being herded like cattle for your basic needs.
Independence means the ability to provide for your food and clean water.
Independence means the ability to provide for your physical safety.
Independence means the ability to provide for your financial needs.
Independence means the ability to provide for your medical needs, mental health needs, and anything else to ensure your safety and happiness.
But you need help. You understand that there are skills and knowledge you need to acquire to ensure your independence. The 12 Impacts – the things you need to live and thrive regardless of the situation – can give you peace of mind knowing your bases are covered.
You also understand that independence is a journey, not a destination. There’s no single-dose, “magic pill” that fixes it all. You want ongoing, topical and actionable information and plans that keep you informed as things change and evolve.
Rock meet hard place. You need a resource to get you – and keep you – on the path to continued independence.
You’ll figure it out. You always have, and you always will.
This isn’t a fad or a hobby for us. It’s how we live our lives.
Every contributor to this site – Baby Boomer or not – believes in independence of thought and action. Our purpose is to teach others how to do this, because we genuinely believe that independent individuals make a better society as a whole.
We strive to provide, “Top Shelf” information in an easy to digest – and easy to implement – format. Everything you need to maintain your personal independence all in one spot.