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posted ago by happybillmoney ago by happybillmoney +80 / -1

Hello fellow consumers,

As always thank you to everyone that participated in the last weekly and remember you are Operation MONKE!

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This Weeks Discussion Theme: Beating Inflatiooon

Empty shelves, price of groceries going up, and cost of gas rising!? But I wanna buy vidya gaem and eat tendies! Reeeee!!!

Inflation isn’t just a talking point for our pooooliticians. Maybe you haven’t noticed it yet or maybe you are already budgeting differently. Maybe it’s just the normal ebb and flow of economies or a direct result of the big coof. Regardless in this weekly our discussions focus is inflation and how to beat it.

Discussion ideas:

  • Have you noticed rising prices? What things cost more than normal?
  • Have you had to budget differently? E.g., Didn’t watch the new Marvel™ movie because you needed to buy groceries…
  • Share savings / budgeting advice / personal inventory management tips. E.g., You don’t need the newest video games instead stalk up on a weeks’ worth of nonperishable food (or something like that).

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Spoonks 26 points ago +26 / -0

My parents are unironically thinking of leaving the United States due to inflation, we can't wait three more years for a Trump presidency to undo the damage.

It's funny seeing Reddit blame inflation and empty shelves on Capitalism when it wasn't happening during Trump's presidency

I hate to doompost or blackpoll, but that's my experience with inflation

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SFAM1A 20 points ago +22 / -2

we can't wait three more years for a Trump presidency to undo the damage

Please tell me those weren't your words

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Spoonks 17 points ago +17 / -0

I don't give a shit about Trumps re-election, America will always be in the hands of ZOG

My parents are massive migatards, they're the "muh based nigger" types you'd see on TD

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OstFronter 7 points ago +7 / -0

Can you give them a message for me?

"Niggers."

Thanks!

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Spoonks 2 points ago +3 / -1

I say niggers in front of my parents all the time, hell they say it too

They're fairly racist but they're too hopeless to become National Socialists

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PatriotWillWin45 3 points ago +3 / -0

What do they answer when you tell them that only 12% of niggers have voted for Trump in spite of all the pandering that he did to them?

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sn33d 3 points ago +3 / -0

Are you from the southern USA?

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Spoonks 4 points ago +4 / -0

Yes

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sn33d 9 points ago +10 / -1

I LOVE THE SOUTHERN USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Shame it got overrun by spics and whatnot. Just a hello from Austria, though.

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SFAM1A 5 points ago +5 / -0

Yeah that sounded like a parents' take. But now that they've gone overt with the rigging that's been going on behind the scenes (and gotten away with it), why even keep up the illusion that voting matters?

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KramerKrusader 7 points ago +7 / -0

My dad's take is that there's always been some degree of manipulation in every election. Both sides. This time they pulled out all the stops and out cheated us, but next time we'll out cheat them, or handicap their methods like mail in ballots.

It is a little more pragmatic than "I'll just vote harder next time". It does assumes that Republicans arent just the other side of the same shekel and that presidential elections aren't simply decided in advance. I'd like for Desantis to clean up the economy, put an end to the vaccine BS, and of course shovel money to Israel for 8yrs. It's far from winning, but I'm not ready for the collapse.

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SFAM1A 10 points ago +10 / -0

When once a Republic is corrupted, there is no possibility of remedying any of the growing evils but by removing the corruption and restoring its lost principles; every other correction is either useless or a new evil.

--Thomas Jefferson

I'm afraid the corruption runs so deep that the only way to remove it is for the system to be wholly destroyed and rebuild anew.

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KramerKrusader 4 points ago +4 / -0

Oh I certainly don't expect a remedy. I could just use a little more time. I guess that'll always be the case though

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TheWestYearZero 13 points ago +13 / -0

Where do they think there won't be inflation?

I live in Asia. Last year at this time, and for many years previous, two liters of palm oil was about $1.40. Today it is $2.80.

The USD is the global currency. So there will be global inflation.

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Josemarti 4 points ago +4 / -0

Ya many countries currencies are pegged to the USD. We're all going down together but hey El Salvador uses Bitcoin now. (neither an endorsement of El Salvador or Bitcoin)

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StayQool 9 points ago +9 / -0

That’s funny. There’s nowhere else to go.

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Josemarti 5 points ago +5 / -0

Trump helped he really did but he hurt things too. (Even without ideologies of conpro we can analyze Trump did some good and bad in thinks area.) He made gas prices go down. He restored confidence. He lowered regulations. He also increased the debt, spending and added a branch the military. With Trump at the helm we may still have had a crash but hitting the ground would've have been as bad. I'm not a white nationalist but if you're on three right but outside the mainstream then i hope you stay in the USA. I wonder about my decision to leave and i wonder if i should've moved to a small city instead. If your parents are "migatards" then whatever waiting for Trump is mute election nonsense. Waiting for a false prophet. (I meant wouldn't have...)

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Harambe 2 points ago +2 / -0

He locked down the country.

He pushed the death shot.

He abandoned his supporters on the 6th.

I could go on.

Trump sucks

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DonuteaterReturns 2 points ago +2 / -0

Life under Trump, at least until 2020, was better than life under Obama or Biden. That's a massive thing most people realize on some level.

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WanderingStooge 1 point ago +1 / -0

Cooonsumer life was good under Trump.. dontca see that? Trump was here to placate the righty masses and give them something to be distracted over while, ALL THIS, HAPPENS NOW. Wake up, they're all EVIL, him included.

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Oldpederaulfuerte 4 points ago +4 / -0

Just out of curiosity, what other nation are thinking of moving to that is less restricted/cheaper than the US?

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Spoonks 3 points ago +3 / -0

Likely Ireland or Scotland, I'm decented of both countries and I don't have to learn a new language

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atomical 17 points ago +17 / -0

Ill be honest with you man, the southern US is probably the most free place you can be in the English speaking world right now.

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freikorps_recruit 4 points ago +4 / -0

Maybe Montana and Wyoming also

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mississippisteamboat 3 points ago +3 / -0

I hadn’t thought about it since I live there, but this is probably correct. Aren’t there some Eastern European countries (Poland?) that are doing ok?

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SFAM1A 13 points ago +13 / -0

Ireland had gone all-in with the Scamdemic authoritarianism, last I heard.

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TendieMan 5 points ago +5 / -0

Scotland is extremely authoritarian in terms of covid.

Edit: Also the Scotch-Irish are mostly descended from the Scottish Lowlands and Northern England, but they lived in Ulster for a century or two before migrating to the US.

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CheapChinesePlastic 24 points ago +24 / -0

Learn to fix your own cars

Above is my post on getting started.

New cars are expensive and labor is skyrocketing for mechanical work.

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YEETveteran8888 12 points ago +12 / -0

I did this exactly last summer! I had to track down a rogue electrical issue with my truck and now I feel a lot more confident to do even more work going forward 👍

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TheWestYearZero 8 points ago +8 / -0

Man of the house!

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CheapChinesePlastic 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yup. Maybe I'll post a tour of my workshop one day or at least some sections of it

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Junker 6 points ago +6 / -0

It's pretty crazy how expensive used cars are getting as well. I occasionally browse craigslist for used cars and noticed this trend. I suspect more people are buying used due to the increasing prices of new cars.

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DonuteaterReturns 3 points ago +3 / -0

The classic $3k civic is gone for good.

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Blursed2021 21 points ago +21 / -0

How to mitigate inflation:

Keep assets, not cash. It's really that easy. Precious metals, crypto, real estate, stocks and bonds. These are all assets. They will generally follow inflation. Other things can be an asset but are harder to sell. Collectibles for instance.

Edit: and note I said mitigate.

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BatMitzvahAtEpsteins 4 points ago +4 / -0

buying stocks rewards the pedophiles that are creating the inflation

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TendieMan 4 points ago +4 / -0

It doesn't affect them if you don't invest in them. Their owned by the people orchestrating this situation so they're almost guaranteed to continue growing.

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BatMitzvahAtEpsteins 3 points ago +3 / -0

its better to not affect them than to actively support them

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Blursed2021 1 point ago +1 / -0

Great take.

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LilyVargas 1 point ago +1 / -0

Non-perishable or slow perishing consumables are almost assets now too. Stockpile things you use regularly, be it toilet paper or pasta, when it is on sale and when the price inevitably rises you have mitigated the impact. If they don't rise no real harm as you will use it anyway. It helps if you have room but it can even be as small as buying one or two of your usual things when on sale. If you get enough of a buffer you can almost never pay full price.

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PatriotWillWin45 1 point ago +2 / -1

All of those things can crash in value.

Yes to investing in assets but cash is an investment too. If there's a stock market crash you'll wish you had cash to buy the dip.

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Blursed2021 4 points ago +4 / -0

Of course they can crash. Can. Right now cash is actively crashing in value, and our financial system is based on cash losing 2% of its value every year.

Of course a cash reserve is needed. But unless you have a tip you'd like to share with us, the dip is only identified after it's done dipped. You're looking at a dip otherwise.

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OstFronter 20 points ago +20 / -0

The best way to beat inflation is to learn to live off the land and become self reliant. If you're in the part of the country I'm in, practically everything is edible. It may not be nutritious, but all you have to do is last about 4 months in any shtf scenario before the ignorant and unprepared die off, their corpses rot then the cannibals die off too because they're also ignorant and unprepared. That's the fun fantasy scenario, on to the real advice.

Just learn to fix things. You don't need brand new stuff to be happy. If you become content with garbage that barely, then mediocre second hand junk that sort of works will make you happy.

Check out what's edible around you. People in the old days would eat pretty much everything that grew in their yard. Make your own food from raw ingredients, even if it's store bought, it's much more price efficient than the meals made to go. If it comes to bread lines, avoid that shit unless you're going hungry. It'll be processed soybean bullshit.

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Oldpederaulfuerte 9 points ago +9 / -0

I agree with this 100%. My family has obviously felt the increase in some goods and foods that we cannot make for ourselves, but this rapid inflation has just made us lean even harder into not "consuming." We joke that we are basically neo Amish, ie trucks, power tools, etc.

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OstFronter 9 points ago +9 / -0

Yes. Literally reject modernity, embrace tradition.

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TheWestYearZero 6 points ago +6 / -0

If you can, if you are somewhere warm and wet, consider cassava. It is a very easy crop to grow and requires minimal care. Just mound up soe earth and push a sharp stick of cassava into the ground.

You have to soak it in water for a few days before eating, but you can eat it as a vegetable or you can make casssava flour (just by grating) for baking and frying.

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OstFronter 5 points ago +5 / -0

I've never heard of it. I don't know if it would grow here in the border states, outside of spring. How long does it take to come to maturity?

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TheWestYearZero 7 points ago +7 / -0

A few months. It is one of the most common staples in the world. Grows big potato-like roots. Stores well.

You can eat the leaves as a protein-rich vegetable.

But it requires a tropical or subtropical climate.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassava

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OstFronter 2 points ago +2 / -0

Oh yuca. I don't think that would grow here but might try next year.

Symptoms of acute cyanide intoxication appear four or more hours after ingesting raw or poorly processed cassava: vertigo, vomiting, and collapse. In some cases, death

Scares me though.

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TheWestYearZero 4 points ago +4 / -0

If african retards can soak cassava in water, so can you.

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llillllilililiilllii 1 point ago +1 / -0

Seems kind of like a potato

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Josemarti 3 points ago +3 / -0

This is what i wish i did rather than move overseas.

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CheapChinesePlastic 17 points ago +17 / -0

bought $3000 worth of gun stuff this past 30 days. That's how you beat inflation best

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Spoonks 5 points ago +5 / -0

How much would you usually spend prior to 2021?

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CheapChinesePlastic 4 points ago +4 / -0

Spent a ton last year honestly lost track. Prior to 2020 maybe a thousand in a year but I would sell and trade guns. I hold on to every one I buy now.

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SFAM1A 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yeah I finally got around to getting a case of brass for both my rifles. I was actually kinda surprised the prices weren't higher cuz I hadn't checked in awhile.

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CheapChinesePlastic 2 points ago +2 / -0

yeah they've gone down i think I will start shooting 45 again

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crash7863 15 points ago +15 / -0

I sold my house in Minnesota and immediately reinvested it into property in Wyoming. I do not know if it's a wise investment. I do know that the property is highly prized. I can build or sell, but I will make a profit.

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YEETveteran8888 6 points ago +6 / -0

I’ll miss you crash. Come back to visit when we’re not torching the bitch to the ground 😂

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crash7863 4 points ago +4 / -0

Western Wyoming has a growing number of Minnesotans. We like the snow and cold. You might find yourself joining us.

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mississippisteamboat 3 points ago +3 / -0

I have been thinking about Thermopylae, Wyoming if I could ever bring myself to leave the south.

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systemthrowaway 1 point ago +1 / -0

What is Wyoming like? I've looked at it on google earth a lot and it looks as dry as the southwest.

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crash7863 2 points ago +2 / -0

It's a desert during the summer. So, all of Wyoming is a desert. In western Wyoming you get a massive snow fall. That all melts in the late spring. In spring there's some rain to get the grass growing. By July no more rain. By August everything is dry and dying. Same with September. Towards late October and November you get rain/snow.

Summer is brutally hot. It's at higher elevation so you burn rapidly in the sun.

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systemthrowaway 1 point ago +1 / -0

Are there a lot of rivers because of the snowy mountains? The thing that worries me being from the southwest is how scarce water is.

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crash7863 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yea, there are a lot of rivers. Water rights are a big deal out here because of all of the ranchers.

North of where I live is the Palisades dam and Palisades Reservoir. Every spring that reservoir fills up into a massive lake. After July 4th, the open the dam up so farmers in Idaho can get water for their potato fields. That reservoir will drop 30 to 40 feet until finally you see the original river flowing at it's normal rate.

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systemthrowaway 2 points ago +2 / -0

Me and my fiancée are trying to figure out where to move to in the future. We're thinking Idaho or Montana. Might add Wyoming to the list.

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SFAM1A 13 points ago +13 / -0

Oh yeah everything's way up. We can't go to the grocery store for a weekly run without cracking 100 bucks anymore, and that was a rare occurrence years ago. Gas is twice what it was last year at this time. Can't find a used vehicle at a dealership for under 15k. Lead times everywhere are 2-3 weeks+. Hasn't affected us too badly yet however. It's been funny to listen to the brain-dead people at work repeat the Media Industrial Complex talking points of "presidents don't control the gas prices" and "b- b- bu- but the inflation was already starting under [previous president]" like dang, that sounds familiar where have I heard that before...

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YEETveteran8888 12 points ago +12 / -0

This might seem like a silly no brainer but lately I’ve been using my credit card for all my daily expenses and then paying them off weekly (I get paid weekly). This allows me to see and consciously think about how much I’m spending every week.

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TheWestYearZero 5 points ago +5 / -0

Sensible. If you count it, you can manage it.

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Junker 9 points ago +9 / -0

I suspect a lot of current inflation has to do with the supply chain hell-hole we're dealing with due to chink virus. No one wants to work, but people can still afford to buy shit without having to work because of gibs.

Solution: Don't be a nigger

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Sneak_King 6 points ago +6 / -0

Do you have a guide for crypto that doesn't involve giving anyone my SSN?

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Porkinfusedbullets 3 points ago +3 / -0

Use Bisq to buy Bitcoin anonymously, peer to peer. You send fiat money, it goes into an escrow, and you receive Bitcoin, and the seller then gets paid from the escrow.
Yes it costs about 5% more than an exchange, but you are not giving up your privacy…which is good, because when fiat starts collapsing, you don’t want the government tracking you down (use samurai wallet, it will “mix” your UTXOs with other peoples, which makes it impossible for chainalysis to track you down in the future.)

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tycho 5 points ago +5 / -0

This. Not trying to shill, but there's a lot of great services out there that'll give you way better interest for your savings. I'm on Crypto.com and making 12%/yr on my savings. Freakin' easy to use.

Plus, with my credit card, I get a percentage back in crypto for every purchase I make. Do that.

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PatriotWillWin45 1 point ago +1 / -0

GOLD IS THE ONLY ASSET WITH AN INTRINSIC VALUE

No, that's just a myth. Only a small percentage of gold is used in the industry, the 90% of its price is given simply by people buying it hoping to sell it at a higher price.

If the new generation of millennial decide to tell you "ok boomer" and invest in crypto instead of gold then gold will lose. Not to mention the ESG crowd will sooner or later come after gold (it has a huge environmental impact) and that could make its price plummet.

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Dfalt 1 point ago +2 / -1

What do you think of silver? I know it isn't as valuable as gold, but pretty much every society that's ever accepted gold as currency also accepted silver. Asking this because if I'm buying into precious metals I'd prefer to do so by the ounce and I simply can't afford to do that with gold.

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Porkinfusedbullets 1 point ago +1 / -0

Precious metals are so centralized, that the price will never reflect scarcity, since institutions can create endless paper derivatives that claim to be redeemable for gold, or silver, but they can simply give you cash if they can’t deliver the metal. Bitcoin is different because there is no reason to hold a derivative, therefore the supply won’t be artificially diluted.

Gold has been intentionally demonetized by the US derivatives market, especially when the dollar started crashing in the mid 1960s.

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2DIsGreaterThan3D 6 points ago +6 / -0

One thing I have noticed is how meats are being packaged in smaller portions. 1.75lbs of beef spare ribs runs 12.50 at a grocery outlet. When a year ago it would be that price for significantly more meat.

But personally it hasn't really affected me too much as most of things I buy as far as produce and meats I get locally from farmers that I've built working relationships with and a couple friendships.

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yudsfpbc 6 points ago +6 / -0

The key to beating inflation is learning how to live without cash.

This sounds hard, and it really is, but consider this.

If you pay $10 for a chicken that lays an egg almost every day, how much did the eggs cost you? How much feed do you need, and how long can you keep that feed before it spoils? This line of thinking is critical.

It is a comforting feeling to go to the grocery store and say, "Nah, we don't need X, Y and Z. We'll just buy it 6 months from now. Or we can do without."

Another way to beat inflation is to get our of the ratrace. Employers use inflationary periods to cause your income to fall. It's hard to argue for a raise, and just because prices are rising doesn't mean your boss is going to automatically give you a raise to compensate. What kinds of jobs allow you to set your own wage, give yourself a raise when you need it?

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OstFronter 6 points ago +6 / -0

Reject modernity, embrace tradition.

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Elessar 5 points ago +6 / -1

I've been buying silver. I want to have at least 5 kg of it by the end of next year.

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Blursed2021 4 points ago +4 / -0

We use only troy ounces here

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ICantREEEE 2 points ago +3 / -1

Not a big deal in silver when you can purchase absolutely anything. I own one, two, three, five, and ten ounce bars... but I also own 250g, 500g, 1000g bars or Kilo. Anyways he meant around 160 toz.

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BigBeef 5 points ago +5 / -0

Self-reliance. Learn to do/make stuff yourself.

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Dfalt 1 point ago +1 / -0

you can't make everything yourself, but every bit you can helps.

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Josemarti 5 points ago +5 / -0

Many of us knew inflation was coming. I moved overseas partially because of it. I generally felt that even under Trump he wasn't doing anything about the debt and debt would become inflation. My wife us noticing grocery store prices going up. It'll get worse I'm sure. Our cost of living is pretty cheap. I wish i did what some here are doing rather than move overseas. I think things will get much worse. We can't stock up so much because we rent an apartment which is part of the regret moving here. At least if we were somewhere we could call home we could stock up 20 feet high of canned foods and water but not so much here. I mean that we plan on moving back to the USA. I don't buy too much silly stuff but i did buy one thing nearly a month ago and won't use it till Christmas. I can be a bit more disciplined with money. The question will be that we're almost out of debt, so where do we put our money from there? I truly stayed out of debt throughout my life then quickly got out of debt which was part of the reason we left the USA. Debt culture because of inflation and contributing to it.

I see most really staying on topic so I'll will too. The inflation has made me bitter. I knew it was coming but as an American on the right wing political spectrum i inflation is part of the list of things the left has been completely wrong and hypocritical about these last two years. I almost wrote a list but i don't want to seem I'm getting off topic. This is why i think patriots win should lean a bit more in this direction. I've been right about inflation for years. And I'm sure many on patriots win would think it's only because of Biden. I'm also upset because I'm not prepared enough and cannot prepare more for it. I'm not much more prepared than a retard TYT viewer. My father tells me it's not an issue though and i should move back to that major city in the USA. Bless his heart though. He means best. Probably just misses me. My friends tell me inflation is real and is a problem as i thought. Though many will argue it isn't as it ruins their lives but they don't ever want to give us credit for anything. This is why i can be bitter. I'm not tallestskil level yet but it's why i constantly say avoid the left. Sorry my second paragraph got off topic.

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TheWestYearZero 5 points ago +5 / -0

Get land away from cities. chickens, potatoes, goats.

guns. learn how to use.

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Josemarti 2 points ago +2 / -0

Do you have these things where you live outside the USA?

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Porkinfusedbullets 5 points ago +5 / -0

It is easy to be bitter, but then you must remember that is counterproductive. This is a game, it has illogical rules, and once you learn how to exploit those rules better than most other people, you will start winning the game. I’m not saying to cheat, or compromise your morals. All money dies. No currency stands the rest of time. Does that create hardship, disorder, and eventually death? Yes, at every time in history including recent history. Will the civilized world continue to get worse? Yes…we haven’t seen anything yet…fiat currencies are still working. We’ve never seen every currency in the world fail at the same time. When they start failing, and it is only a matter of time (5 years or 50? That’s the question) people you thought were civilized will become animals. We have paleolithic minds, with medieval institutions, and god-like technology. What could go wrong? What gets me down, is so many people in my family are completely oblivious, with such recency bias, that they have no comprehension of what is coming. I start feeling like I’m the only sane person in the asylum…which eventually makes me feel like I’m the only crazy.

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PatriotWillWin45 1 point ago +1 / -0

Bullshit doomsday scenarios.

Fiat currencies will never fail. Why would they? They are backed by the most important thing in the world, that is dudes with guns.

What will happen is that the middle class will get more and more squeezed into poverty, but slowly.

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Josemarti 1 point ago +1 / -0

If i told you you'd laugh. I knew I'd get asked eventually. This is the only hint I'll give. There's no mRNA vaccines here. (Rather mRNA vaccines are only offered optionally as a booster.)

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ModsBanPaleos 1 point ago +1 / -0

Costa rica?

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Josemarti 1 point ago +1 / -0

No i said you'd laugh if you knew. I don't think Costa Rica would make you guys laugh. Though life might be easier if i were there.

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Josemarti 1 point ago +1 / -0

Sorry, nope

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GeorgeFentanylFloyd 4 points ago +4 / -0

Real estate is the only way to inflation according to my parents who were alive in the 70s. Thank the federal reserve for inflation there is way too much money out there and something like almost half of the money was printed in the last 2 years look it up on Google. This is why people who used to be skeptical of crypto are starting to invest in it

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Dfalt 4 points ago +4 / -0

I'm honestly still skeptical of crypto because of its volatility plus the fact that its value is entirely speculative and doesn't represent anything real; it's just numbers on a screen. I've heard people say things like "crypto is just stock for zoomers" but at least with stock you're buying (theoretically) partial ownership of a company. One can make the argument that crypto the same as a fiat currency except the government only accepts cash as payment for for taxes which ensures its value(at least domestically) because as long as people keep paying taxes they'll need cash to do it with.

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GeorgeFentanylFloyd 3 points ago +4 / -1

Crypto is still fiat money since supply and demand determine its value but governments cannot manipulate crypto with money printing that is why people cal Bitcoin digital gold. Fixed number of Bitcoin and the federal reserve cannot change that

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Porkinfusedbullets 0 points ago +1 / -1

Bitcoin is the only thing you can own. It is the only property that can’t be taken by force, and you can take to the grave. Even the pharaohs had their pyramids robbed and gold stolen. That is what is so valuable…it cannot be taken. As things unravel and fiat starts collapsing, governments will take what they can: your land, your fiat, but they won’t be able to take your Bitcoin.
That is why everything now is a lie, everything is upside down clown world degeneracy. This is what happened at the end of the Roman Empire, when they debased the currency. This is what happened in Germany in the 1920s, before hitler came to power. The failing money is what is causing this disease, and in the next 10 years it is going to get a lot worse. 99.99% of people in the west have no clue, and are stuck in recency bias/normalcy bias. Either through inflation or confiscation, most people will lose everything…401k, bank account, you don’t own that. Those are bank liabilities on their balance sheet. The supposed assets that back it up (3% of their liabilities…maybe) are just government debt. The number on a screen of your bank account is an IOU backed by another IOU. When it happens, everyone will be wiped out. It has happened, over and over, and no one learns.

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Dfalt 3 points ago +3 / -0

What makes you so certain they won't come after Bitcoin as well?

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StayQool 2 points ago +2 / -0

They don’t even have to. If they want to shut off your internet and cell phone service, and credit card what are you going to do about? Prepaid phones for cash maybe?

The majority of people don’t give a shit about crypto or know how to use it. It’s an interesting speculative investment but that’s about it. I think it will be hard to trade it for necessities.

If a government wants to confiscate everything I own, I don’t think Bitcoin will save me. I hope it never comes to that.

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BatMitzvahAtEpsteins 4 points ago +5 / -1

the abrahamic genital mutilators inflate to ensure allocation of power to themselves.

Their publicly disclosed 2% inflation target steals half of the us citizens power every 35 years, allocating that stolen power to themselves, allowing them to compromise and control the government ( minimum age to be president is 35 ).

With all that free money they print for themselves two things happen:

  1. the rich and powerful lose the incentive to spend their capital on mining gold and silver off of this planet ( they printed too much to have a gold standard ).

  2. the bat mitzvahs on epstein's island get to have a jus primae noctis ceremony

Item one is probably the great filter

Item two won't get fixed until humans learn the enemy propagates via sexually assaulting children by claiming it is a medical procedure which is like saying we should still be blood-letting and doing lobotomies. More baby boys died from circumcision than from covid.

pedophile genital mutilators printing money to buy stocks is communism for themselves

when a society comes to realize this, the enemy prints as much money as they can for themselves prior to losing their power.

The beer hall putsch happened in 1923, a little over 99 years ago, the same year hyperinflation occurred. The Dow opened at 76. The enemy inflated it for years, but when 1933 closed the dow was 60.

modern hyper inflation has been happening since the market stopped correcting itself in 2020; consider jan 6 to be history rhyming.

I'd tell you to beat hyperinflation by just cooking them in an oven and eating them, but that's not vegan. Just ban circumcision, go back to the gold standard, don't let wallstreet sell stocks to non-americans, and every public company is a government that must follow the constitution if it operates in the USA. ( most companies with public stock are already owned by governments (sovereign wealth funds, state pension funds, (((central banks))), and thus aren't private companies)

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StayQool 4 points ago +4 / -0

It might be outdated advice considering how fast everything is going to shit… but S&P 500 index funds were a good long term investment.

Their fees are low and they outperform over 90% of all actively managed funds. Mutual fund managers are mostly parasites that charge too much.

Then I look for asymmetric opportunities to throw money I am willing to lose at.

As far as precious metals go, I imagine Silver Eagles are ideal because they are very recognizable and hard to replicate. Stuff them in a safety deposit box or hide them somewhere.

Nowadays, I think it’s best to throw extra money towards developing useful skills. Having too much shit will just make you a target.

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Removmudrace 4 points ago +4 / -0

I picked up a freezer for 1/4 cost of new from a local White chap that rebuilds appliances. New compressor and pipes, cleaned, and personally delivered. Works out of small shop.

Bought half a cow for half price of store from a local farmer. Had to reserve a year in advance. Butchered locally.

Didn’t buy bucked wood stumps from the farmer last year because I got a chainsaw and harvested from my area. I always split my own. Stored and stacked several choice pieces for cutting lumber with a future Alaskan sawmill.

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Blursed2021 4 points ago +4 / -0

I bought during a dip, but was it the dip? Only time will tell.

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twiclo 3 points ago +3 / -0

Have you noticed rising prices? What things cost more than normal?

Yes. Prices at kneaders went up by 2 bucks across the board. My favorite BBQ place raised their 3 meat plate from 14 to 20. My wife's favorite treat, a caramel apple from a chocolate shop, went from 5 to 8 bucks.

Have you had to budget differently? E.g., Didn’t watch the new Marvel™ movie because you needed to buy groceries…

Costco memberships help a lot

Share savings / budgeting advice / personal inventory management tips. E.g., You don’t need the newest video games instead stalk up on a weeks’ worth of nonperishable food (or something like that).

Buy land. Even if it's in the sticks and you have no intention of using it. Our house has doubled in value in only 4 years. Land is one of the few assets that rises in value with inflation

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johnmic07 3 points ago +3 / -0

I've definitely noticed inflation at the grocery store, gas station, restaurants, and while shopping for christmas presents. I've been dealing with it by shopping at a cheaper grocery store (which I should have started doing a long time ago), grilling/smoking less, scaling back christmas a little, and eating out less. But it's still stressful because we haven't hit the end yet. There's no telling how much longer 6.5% inflation will last, and in the meantime I'm not going to get more than 2-3% annual raises at my job.

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Porkinfusedbullets 3 points ago +3 / -0

https://b-ok.cc/book/4572506/3aea7f “Hey, remember the guy who moved in across the street last year?” Florence mentioned when Esteban returned to sweep up the bits of cabbage from the kitchen floor. “Brendan Somebody. I told you at the time it was a sign I’d never be able to buy a house in this neighborhood now. He works on Wall Street.” “Yeah, dimly. Investment banker, you said.” “I ran into him on the way to the bus stop this morning, and we had a pretty strange conversation. I think he was trying to be helpful. I get the feeling he likes me.” “Whoa, don’t like the sound of that!” “Oh, I’m sure it’s more of that disgusting reputation for goodness and mercy that follows me around like a wet stray. So he told me that we should move ‘our investments’ out of the country—right away, today. We should transfer any cash into a foreign currency—like, what cash? I wish it weren’t so funny—and get out of any, quote, ‘dollar-denominated assets.’ God, he was theatrical about it. Maybe that sort doesn’t get much drama coming their way. He touched my shoulder, and looked me straight in the eye*, like this is totally fucking serious and I’m not joking*. It was hysterical. I have no idea what makes him think people like us have ‘investments.’”

Excerpt From The Mandibles

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PatriotWillWin45 2 points ago +2 / -0

and get out of any, quote, ‘dollar-denominated assets.’

What that matters is the assets' underlying currency, not the trading currency.

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DonuteaterReturns 3 points ago +3 / -0

The only trick I learned with food is to buy an extra can or two every time you go shopping. After a while it adds up and you have a massive supply of non perishable foods.

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JuanEpstein 2 points ago +2 / -0

The easiest thing to cut expenses for me were cable tv and eating out.

Youtube videos to repair all appliances and do as many of my own repairs as possible. I can live as a miser if I want. I splurge on vacations but these too are easily cut out, pretty much did so with Covid anyway.

Then shop at thrift stores or garage sales (actually the best are church rummage sales) when you do need something.

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KarenKarenKaren 2 points ago +2 / -0

Buy a house now while rates are low and then pay off which cheaper dollars in the future 🤷‍♂️

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WanderingStooge 2 points ago +2 / -0
  1. Pretend to be black or a woman

  2. Get EBT

  3. Profit?

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crash7863 2 points ago +2 / -0

Are people really seeing empty shelves? I live in a bit of a remote area though. There's not a large population to rush the grocery store.

I've been cooking a heck of a lot more since the covid queer stuff started. I've tried canned meat and canned soup. It's convenient, but I wouldn't want to live on it. I ordered a vacuum sealer.

I found out there's a few farms that have their own butcher shop and store set up on the property near where I live. One place raises Yak, which I'm going to pick up a bulk order of that, probably ground up.

https://www.shumwayfarms.com/our-farm-store

That farm is like a 5-10 minute drive from my house. Some of those prices are better than the super market. It's also grass fed beef. It's literally cheaper to grass feed cattle out here as it's abundant and you'd have to ship the corn feed in. If you've never known the difference, grass fed tastes better. A lot of ranchers that raise cattle with corn will switch to grass for like the last 2 weeks before slaughter to change the flavor.

Anywho, bulk purchase of meat + vacuum sealer. I eat out less. I might occasionally go to Taco Time, but that's usually just an excuse to restock on hot sauce packets.

I also started paying attention to what's on sale at the super market. I must have saved $30 on my last trip.

Everything non food related is pretty easy. I don't buy new furniture. Someone is always selling or giving away old stuff. I buy tools usually new. Sometimes estate sales come along and you can find something great.

Don't forget to go fishing. Get a fishing license. Take a cooler full of ice with you, it's for putting fish in. Catch the fish, put it on ice. Catch the fish, put it on ice.

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MasterChef 2 points ago +2 / -0

I've got some precious metal. Buying a house soon too. Both of these things go up with inflation. Something is fishy with the metals market though. Prices aren't moving like they should

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Blursed2021 3 points ago +3 / -0

Whole lot of manipulation. Straight up fuckery with banks, collusion with miners.

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MasterChef 1 point ago +1 / -0

likely yes. Supply is almost nonexistent, and demand has only gone up. I remember a few months ago when they started announcing the runaway inflation the price went down somehow. Only upside is if you can get your hands on some metal the price should eventually go up to what it's worth.

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OprahsAsshole 1 point ago +1 / -0

I have given up on saving dollars for the foreseeable future. My grocery bill used to be 150 - 200 weekly before the plandemic and regime change in jan 2021. It is now 300-400 weekly. I took inventory of everything my household uses the most of, simplified it to maximize (not buying mixes and shit but base ingredients) and now, weekly I am stacking my reserves until further notice if I need it or not. In that grocery bill i am also picking up packs of mason jars and lids whenever I see them. inventory is sporadic, haven't seen item A for 5 weeks, finally in stock, now item B is out and so on. This is a temporary solution to get my household by until a rig similar to the following is set up and starts producing (still gathering the parts for it): https://youtu.be/QSnHShly5R0

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WanderingStooge 1 point ago +1 / -0

Learn to cook people. Learn to bake, learn to make soups and puree of veggies that freeze, stocks, bases, sauces, grow herbs and stock up on spices.

Stock up on shelf stable staples, always have honey and maple syrup, flour, sugar, salt, molasses.

#10 Canned peeled tomatoes with some oil and spices in a cast iron at 350.. smash it up... $2 tomato sauce for days

Cook whole chickens and use the bones for stock, drink it like coffee with seasonings or freeze.

Learn to make cast iron everything.

If I have to eat irradiated canned chicken for years it better have spices

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Rubberbunnies 1 point ago +1 / -0

I’m in Calgary, Canada. I’ve been putting prices into a spreadsheet for a year and a half for my most commonly purchased items. Our mainstream media said prices might go up 15-20% on some items. I can’t find a single item that hasn’t gone up, and some are almost 200% more.

I’ve got three boys and a husband to feed. Instead of going broke I’ve been making almost everything from scratch including my bread. This Tangzhong recipe from Hokkaido Japan is amazing: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tc3coiL36Cg . I’ve also taken my gardening to the next level and I grow large quantities of things that last (potato, carrot, parsnip, onion, etc.) and store them properly. We’re still working through this years harvest. In addition to that I’ll trade an item or my help and time in exchange for what I want - we really needed our front door trim painted and our friend needed help with computer stuff in his home. Voila, exchange of services and very little cost.

I also shop on used goods websites and look for garage sales in warm weather. We outfit two of our boys for school with tons and tons of good quality clothes for less than $60 each for the year.

Finally, it’s a mindset. Whenever you have the itch to shop or do something expensive, give it a day. Your craving will fade. Also, look for something you can do for yourself or to fix up your home for free or close to. You’ll find you stay busy and don’t spend as much.