Jane Mulberry wrote:As another solo foreigner I had no problem upgrading from the $10 to $65. I don't need those other 17 books either, but I am so glad to have the ebooks option and the US Virgin Islands set up the organisers arranged to give us an option without postage fees. Otherwise that $65 level would have cost me $110 and there's no way I could manage that, and I too would have been stuck at the $10 level.
I also don't know 17 people I can give ebook copies to, but I thought that was the point of the "knights who say free" thing. We give them our unwanted extra copies, they give them away. If I understand it correctly, that works for me! I don't have to feel guilty for having 17 unwanted ebooks sitting around that I "should" make an effort to share.
For me, the Kickstarter isn't just buying books. It's supporting the project and the entire Permies thing. I guess it helps that some of the stretch goal goodies are items I already had on my wishlist to buy!
Mark Cunningham wrote:
Paul Canosa wrote:I think the challenge to financial independence is from fiat currency
"The Creature from Jekyll Island" by G.E. Griffin makes for interesting reading.
Hope this helps
Lew Johnson wrote:
Paul Canosa wrote:
wow what good fortune
I would attribute it to good civil engineering following a disastrous landslide 50 years ago.
Our village has had bad fortune with water. There has been a tremendous amount of money and work spent on flood management.
Lew Johnson wrote:Water flow from the mountain is negligible. It all channels into a waterfall and stream nearby. Likewise barring the nankai earthquake in it's worst incarnation, the retaining walls will hold the landslides.
Yes, windows are also vectors that need checking annually. I've also netted our kitchen ventilation hood fan. I also recently discovered the front door had a small bottom gap that needs to be addressed.
T Blankinship wrote:
Paul Canosa wrote:
So I made the decision to focus on acquiring metal rather than land with the long term goal of returning to North America and starting a farm before I grew too old.
Intriguing idea to focus on metal rather then land, when land prices are high. As with anything in life there is risk involved and one issue I see is the issue of fluctuation. How would a deep fall in the price of precious metals affect other issues around financial independence? Also would a seller want to be paid in precious metal over paper money?