Special Report: The Future is Now – Creating a Second Chance

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On Saturday, while muddling through my morning coffee and emails, I thought back to a time eight years ago when there was more than one sleepless night spent worrying about our nation’s financial roller coaster.  At the time, both my savings and my personal retirement accounts were heavily invested in the stock market.

Then, on a single day in March 2009, life as I knew it changed.  I lost a major chunk of my investments and retirement savings.

All that is now history.  You may not know this but the following year, this website was created more as a personal catharsis than anything else. I wanted to share my angst with others and also, to set myself up so that I would never be dependent on anyone else and their lousy advice. Ever. Thus began my own march toward preparedness and self-reliance.

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Flash forward to the present times where I find myself lucky to have realized that goal.  That said, there have been some rough spots but as a prepper, we all know that is a normal part of life. For that matter, we may not have begun to experience the true meaning of “rough” yet.

With that introduction, today I would like to share with you a book that may help you get through your own financial rough spots by looking at the past and giving yourself a second chance at the future.  Aptly, the book is titled “Second Chance For Your Money, Your Life and Our World.

Second Chance – The Book

Second Chance is the latest book from Robert T. Kiyosaki, best selling author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad.  I had heard about the Rich Dad series before but had never read any of the books myself.  When I was contacted by Rich Dad a couple of weeks ago and asked if I wanted to take a look at this newest book,  I thought what the heck, why not.

So here is the scoop.  The reality we all now feel is that we are being set up for a huge financial crisis and perhaps even a major collapse that will affect our lives for years to come.  That is why we prepare.  We store water, we store food, and beyond that, we learn, practice, and hone as many pioneer-type skills that we can given our busy lives.

At the end of the day, however, we do not have a clue as to when or if such a crisis or collapse will occur.  What we do know is that it is out there in the future and if we are lucky, we still have time prepare for what lies ahead financially.

Robert Kiyosaki’s new book Second Chance, can help.  It is a guide to understanding how the past will shape the future and how you can use present-day tools and insights to create a fresh start. This book is a guide to facing head-on the dangers of the crisis around us.

Second Chance is laid out in three sections: The Past, The Present, and The Future.

I have never been good at economics but after reading the first two sections, I more fully understand the whys and the wherefores  of our current economic woes.  Pretty scary when compared to the Great Depression because the numbers are so much worse.

And the third section?  Let me say that after reading it, Shelly and I sat down and had a discussion regarding our next step in life; a step focused more on cash flow rather than assets and expense control.

The Takeaway

If there is one message that comes through loud and clear it is that in order to make intelligent decisions going forward, we need to be educated.  This is not a book about investments and financial planning so if that is what you expect, forget it.

Second Chance is all about being educated.  It is about understanding how we got into the mess we are in now, and how we can cope and actually thrive going forward by living a rich life according to our own terms.  In my own words, it is not about keeping up with the Jones (who cares?) but becoming the Jones.

The Final Word

Whereas some of Robert Kiyosaki’s suggestions are not practical for my own situation, his call to education, and economic education in particular struck a nerve.  I don’t trust current national or global financial policies and the more I understand them, the better positioned I am to act in a fiscally prudent way.

This reinforces what I have been saying all along; prepare with water, food and skills.  But also prepare with the proper survival mindset.  I hope you will check out this Amazon link to Second Chance and read the reviews yourself.  The concepts of Rich Dad just might become a game changer.

Note:  I would like to extend a special thank you to Robert Kiyosaki and Rich Dad for sponsoring today’s Special Report.

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!
Gaye

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Spotlight:  Second Chance: for Your Money, Your Life and Our World

Few would argue with the fact that, on many fronts, we are a world in crisis. And there are two sides to every crisis, be it a leadership crisis, an economic crisis, an education crisis or a moral crisis. The two side to crisis are danger and opportunity.

Robert Kiyosaki’s new book, Second Chance…for Your Money and Your Life, uses the lessons from the past and a brutal assessment of the present to prepare readers to see—–and seize–—the future.

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Special Report: The Future is Now – Creating a Second Chance — 7 Comments

  1. Gaye,
    I too felt the sting of the 2008 collapse, I vowed from that day on, no one was going to control my finances but me.
    I would rather live in a paid off house, than have money in the stock market or in the IOU banks.
    We have cut so many frivolous things out of our budget since then, we can live on one income and still lead a very prosperous and enjoyable life. For us it was about prioritizing, we have no children in college, and the one that was is out with no debt dut to dads paying along the way. We don’t eat out much or do entertainment like movies or sporting events, these just don’t interest us the way they used to back in the day.
    Our idea of a good time is a pot luck with friends and neighbors and family. We are willing to tighten our belts to the point of passing out, however, we are not doing without the things that matter most, love of our family and friends that are like minded and want to persevere in austere times.

  2. Same here, kept getting letters about a 401 that kept going down during the supposed go go Clinton years, plus had a eldest son with the same name only the third on his birth certificate decide to do an Identity swap by dropping the third and stealing a large IRA account and a couple of income tax checks while living with me after collage.

  3. I feel your pain about the collapse. This may sound like an ad, but it’s not. I don’t sell it or make anything off of it but you need to Google “infinite banking system”. It’s the way our grandparents and great grandparents handled their home finances and retirement. In todays world it’s really outside the box, but look into it with an open mind. Using the system I’ve paid off several of my rental properties, and am on my way to having a larger retirement fund that is now tax free.

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