May 24, 2018
How much do you spend each year on surviving? What does this include you may ask? Well let’s look at the consumer price index (CPI). The CPI is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services. Market Basket includes: food & beverage, housing, apparel, transportation, medical care, recreation, education, communication, and other goods and services such as tobacco, haircuts, & personal services. By looking at the numbers from 2008 to 2016 this index has risen about 18%. How much have your wages risen since then? If you’re like me not much. So how can being self-reliant make your wallet fatter? Well for one thing you can start to grow your own food. There are many ways to do this just google how to grow your own food at your location. In the first year you will spend more than you save. But as the years come and go you will get better and better at it. Grow heirloom vegetables and grains so you can save seeds from them to plant in the next year. Now go search and GSD and make your wallet fatter.