Why You Need “Walk Away Money” More Than Ever
Andy Snyder|September 15, 2021
This is why we write so much about financial freedom.
It’s why we study the best ways to make money. It’s why we invest more than we spend. And it’s why we seek out the very best alternatives… like gold and crypto.
It’s times like these… and notes like this one.
A reader wrote us this week. It was a long note, but it includes thoughts you’ve surely had.
It was about freedom and, the topic of our time, your dwindling right to refuse to get a jab in the arm.
The concerned reader wanted our opinion. Is it safe? Should he just give in to the government? Should he quit his job in protest? Is all this legal?
It’s stuff lots of other folks far smarter than us have covered. Why add to the noise? Nobody is going to change their mind, anyway.
But our reader wrote a line that made us smile…
|We could live off of our investments for a few years… until we figure out what to do.|
This reader is in his 40s and is the only income-producer in his family of six. They homeschool and homestead… our kind of folks.
But none of that matters. What matters is he has that oh-so-rare gift we’ve mused about many times.
He has “walk away money.” Or, as Johnny Carson put it, “f—k you money.”
When Politics Don’t Matter
It’s a golden idea in times like these.
As you know, the mommy state has “lost its patience” with the unvaccinated. And it’s aiming to hit them where it knows it hurts the most… the wallet.
It knows most Americans won’t quit their jobs in protest. It knows the paycheck is the mightiest of motivators. And it knows the easiest way to get somebody to do something they don’t want to do is to pay them… or take their pay away.
But the fella who wrote us this week doesn’t need the paycheck.
He can walk away if he wants to.
The definition of that word – what it truly means – gets quite confused these days. Thanks to the cancerous ignorance that spreads on social media, folks are spewing nonsense that would make the Founding Fathers pack up their trunks and search for a new land to settle.
This place is ruined, they’d say.
Freedom isn’t the right to post whatever you want on Facebook.
It isn’t the right to wear whatever you want to Walmart.
And freedom doesn’t mean choosing which laws you want to obey… or enforce.
Freedom – pay attention here – is simply the ability to use what you have.
Because our reader has enough money to live off of for 12 months or more, he has more freedom than most Americans. He can choose to do what he wants.
He doesn’t have to work. He doesn’t have to travel. He likely doesn’t even need to go to the store.
That freedom gives him a great choice… a choice that his, for lack of a clearer term, poorer brethren don’t have.
For most folks, a mandatory jab at work leaves no choice. The folks in charge clearly know that… and are more than happy to take advantage of it.
That’s why they don’t like the independent or the financially free.
They’re hard to control.
When you put away money for tomorrow… when you invest today to make more next year… don’t do it just for a nice car or a boat that’s two feet longer.
That won’t get you where you want to go.
Invest for tomorrow because freedom costs more every day.
P.S. Stay tuned… Later this week, we’ll be sending you our thoughts on the best freedom-building idea we’ve seen in a long time. If you agree with what we said above, you’re going to love it.
Andy Snyder is the founder of Manward Press, the nation’s premier source of unfiltered, unorthodox views on money and what it means for a free society. An American author, investor and serial entrepreneur, Andy cut his teeth at an esteemed financial firm with nearly $100 billion in assets under management. Andy and his ideas have been featured on Fox News, on countless radio stations, and in numerous print and online outlets. He’s been a keynote speaker and panelist at events all over the world, from four-star ballrooms to Senate hearing rooms. Today, Andy’s dissident thoughts on life, liberty and investing can be found in his popular daily newsletter, Manward Financial Digest.