The Year Ahead…Be prepared!

In this time of uncertainty…be prepared!

Bealtaine Cottage, Ireland


When I was growing up it was an expectation to be free from debt, ie: mortgage, loans, etc., by the time near retirement.

What has in fact proved to be reality is quite the opposite.


Whereas “debt” was once perceived to be a shameful state, it is now considered to be the absolute norm!


We have been asleep at the wheel, as we have been suckered into a system where we are little more than Serfs.

So what is a “Serf” I hear you ask?

Wikipedia sums it up thus: Serfs who occupied a plot of land were required to work for the Lord of the Manor who owned that land, and in return were entitled to protection, justice and the right to exploit certain fields within the manor to maintain their own subsistence.

Indebtedness, in other words, is the key to not owning one’s own existence.


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5 thoughts on “The Year Ahead…Be prepared!

  1. I hear you Collette, and I mostly agree – especially about providing for our self-sufficiency and getting out of debt. However, I wonder what the oil use difference is between ship and air travel. Would a good start not be to halve our traveling plans, unless we have access to sail?

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  2. This article is so timely. It is a call for everyone to take stock and get ready for what appears to be looming. My husband and I have taken some important steps toward being ready.

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