By Tim Gamble
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You will likely still need to be at least partially in the system for now. This includes having some form of financial accounts at a bank or credit union. It will not be possible for most of us to immediately exit the banking system. Most of us have various monthly bills to pay, debt payments to make, shopping to do, paychecks to cash, social security and other checks that need direct deposit, and so forth. It is getting increasingly difficult to do these things in a "cash only" manner, especially after the last few years of lockdowns and forced changes to the economy. Still possible, but difficult. And this situation will only get worse, as the push to a "cashless society" picks up steam. The reality is you likely will need to remain at least partially in the financial system to be able to conduct your day-to-day business.
Here are some additional thoughts for your consideration:
>>> You are still going to need some money for normal use, for a least a while.
>>> Move to a cash-only (and barter) basis to the extent that you can. Don't worry about not being able to do this perfectly. Do the best you can.
>>> Keep a small amount of money in the bank. How much money depends on your situation - I would suggest a couple of months' worth of expenses, plus an emergency fund with enough in it to cover a major home or car repair.
>>> Keep a certain amount of cash in a safe, hidden place at home or elsewhere. Maybe divide it up between two safe places. How much cash to keep is up to you and depends on your circumstances.
>>> Turn much of your remaining cash into useful physical assets, such as productive land*, tools, guns & ammo, solar systems, water systems, food storage, etc.
>>> *Productive land may include a homestead (grow / raise food), wooded acreage (timber, firewood, hunting, foraging), land with water on it (water, fishing), space for your business, or even rental property (but consider how you will collect the rent post-collapse).
>>> Turning some of your cash into useful training (self-defense, shooting, first aid, nursing, various trades, etc.) is likely a good idea. Training cannot be stolen or lost to fire, but it can be lost to time.
>>> Junk silver is a good option for a small percentage of your money, but other things should come first. Some physical gold that you hold in your possession might make sense for wealthy folks with lots of extra money. Remember, despite how they are touted on TV, gold and silver are NOT growth investments, but rather are a storehouse for your wealth.
>>> There is no such thing as 100% safe. You must learn to live with some risk in life, otherwise you are going to be a miserable person. The smart thing to do, of course, is to manage that risk - to minimize it the best you can. Then rest easy knowing you've done the best you can, and its in God's hands now.
>>> Companies that hold your gold and silver for you are not insured by the federal government. Those companies can go bankrupt, then a Court will decide when and if you get your gold and silver.
>>> Companies that hold your gold and silver for you may not be able to return it to you after SHTF (corruption by the company, confiscation by government, lost to looting, fires, etc).
>>> Stuff in your possession (metals, tools, guns, food, supplies) can be stolen or destroyed by fire, flood, etc. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
The Bottom Line: There are a lot of things to consider, and no easy answers. Dumping the woke and doomed economic system of the Elites is going to take planning, effort, and lots of hard work on your part. But it will be worth it. You are moving from being a debt-slave and wage-slave, to being truly free, probably for the first time in your life. If you want that, then work your ass off to get it. If you don't want that, then pour yourself a Bud Light, watch some CNN, and decide what pronouns you are going to use tomorrow.