Money Grows on Trees
I realize to my educated readers this sounds like an oxymoron. After all, everyone knows that only the Federal Government has the legal right to print money. So how can I boldly claim that you can legally print your own money? Stick with me for a moment and I’ll show you the loophole that allows the equivalent of producing money.
Before I get into the details, I need to get your agreement on a couple of important things. First I will demonstrate that a dollar saved is more valuable than a dollar earned. Secondly I will demonstrate that a dollar produced is worth more than a dollar saved.
A dollar saved is more valuable than a dollar earned. This may sound ridiculous at first glance. After all a dollar is a dollar is a dollar, right? Wrong. Wrong on many accounts, but let me demonstrate the value of a dollar earned versus the value of a dollar saved. The other reasons can wait for another day.
When you legally earn a dollar, you do not get to keep a dollar. Before that dollar even touches your hand it is reduced by the Federal Government and depending on where you live it may also be reduced by the State and local governments as well. Take the typical dollar, pictured below.
As you can see, a dollar earned is worth approximately 58 cents. Depending on where you live and how you earned the dollar it may be worth slightly more, or considerably less.
Now consider the dollar saved. The dollar saved, in an ordinary circumstance is the sum of nearly two dollars earned. This should be obvious to you, but if it isn’t, refer to the picture above until you understand.
If the dollar saved is nearly twice as valuable as the dollar earned, imagine the value of the printed dollar. If you could legally print a dollar, it would be worth….a dollar. This has the same monetary value of a dollar saved, however, you didn’t have to earn two dollars to save it. Furthermore, for every dollar you print, you can save a dollar you earned.
Are you with me so far? Do you agree that a dollar saved is worth more than a dollar earned? Do you agree that a dollar printed is worth more than a dollar saved? If you agree, then you will certainly agree that printing dollars is the better of the three options. If you don’t agree, start over at the beginning or give this article to someone smarter than you and ask them to explain it to you.
For the rest of you, those who get it, I will devote the rest of this article to explaining how you can legally print the equivalent of dollars.
I’ll begin by defining what a dollar is and then I’ll establishing what I mean by “equivalent.” Webster’s defines a dollar as ” a basic unit of money in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and other countries that is equal to 100 cents: a bill or coin that is worth one dollar. Webster’s defines equivalent as ” equal in force, amount, or value.” Therefore, it is safe to say that if we can legally produce the equivalent of a dollar, we are essentially producing our own money. Most people do this by exchanging hours of labor for dollars. These are the dollars earned that result in a net of 58%. I’ll show you how to keep 100% of what you produce thus allowing you to save the 58% you earn.
Ok, we have established that producing the value of a dollar is the equivalent of producing a dollar. And we have established that producing a dollar is more valuable than saving a dollar, and much more valuable than earning a dollar. Now it’s time to show you how to produce those equivalents.
People say that money doesn’t grow on trees, but I am here to tell you that is one of the biggest lies you’ve ever been told. Not only does money grow on trees, but you can grow it’s equivalent in any climate, in any soil, anywhere in the world.
This past summer tomatoes were costing anywhere from $1.50 to well over $2.50 per pound. Tomatoes are one of the easiest plants to grow. One plant will yield approximately fifteen pounds of tomatoes. This is the equivalent of $22 – $37 dollars if you eat tomatoes, tomato soup, ketchup etc. That’s for one plant. Apples are another great example. Apples are in season as I write this and are between $1.49 and $4.99 per pound. An apple tree produces about 40 pounds of apples per year. Do the math and tell me again how money doesn’t grow on trees.
This past weekend I stayed at a rental cabin and there was an apple tree next to it. I asked the owner if I could pick some. “Take all you want,” he said. I picked a dozen, essentially discounting my rental by the equivalent of $24 or so. And let me tell you, an apple fresh off the tree is much tastier than one picked up at the store, but that is for another article.
So, how do you produce equivalents that are valuable to you? Inventory what you eat, grow what you can. Most vegetables are easy to grow and they always taste better fresh than they do from the store. You’ll be growing your own money, which will let you save more money, which as you now know is more valuable than earning more money.
This works best if you keep the produce for your own consumption. If you sell it, you will have to collect, report, and pay sales taxes as well as self-employment and income taxes. Eating it yourself, however, is currently a non-reportable income equivalent.
To learn how to grow your favorite vegetables in any climate and any soil – even with limited space, read my posts about the Mittleider method by following the links below.
Please don’t share this article with any Democrats, Liberals, or Progressives as they will are likely to seek legislation to tax your home-grown fruits and vegetables.
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