Investing like an ecosystem

The topic of investment has come up in my world of late and, like seems to be happening a lot of late, my RSS feed has heard my questions and answered them. πŸ˜‰

I cam across this article and have to share. If you have any money in investments, take a look at this. πŸ™‚

 

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14 thoughts on “Investing like an ecosystem

  1. foodnstuff says:

    A very good article. One of the reasons why I just put the house on solar. I see now why I would rather go to Bunnings and buy a whole heap of stuff for the garden than go to a shopping centre and buy clothes or other useless stuff. Building resilience and self-suffiency into your life is far more important than the latest fashion.

    • I read it and felt great that we were on the right track. Our next target after the last of the trees are removed will be to build a root cellar I hope. I’ve been working out logistics in my head the last few days. When it cools down this evening and I go out to water the gardens I’ll take a tape measure with me and assess. πŸ™‚
      I’ve also just made my first cheese. Now to get Anna all knocked up and ready to milk again. πŸ™‚

  2. Lynda says:

    That was a great read and very thought provoking. Got to love anything that gets those thoughts moving around up there. I wish i had more surplus (of everything) to do exactly as he suggest. I wish i could win tatts but ive stopped spending money on pieces of paper or in my case emails confirmations.

    • I remember a maths task in year 10 when we were learning about combinations and permutations was to work out the logic of lottery. It worked out that to buy a ticket with every possible combination of numbers would cost more than you would win. I know that pokie machines used to return $0.72 for every $1.00 spent too (time spent as a crowd controller at a Pokies venue taught me that) and so I’vΓ© never been into either particularly. Still and all, it would be nice aye. πŸ™‚
      I think you’re doing a fantastic job working with what you have too Lynda. Step by step, inch by inch, beginning with converting hte families. πŸ˜‰

  3. I almost didn’t read this as I have no money and no interest in investing to gain wealth ..or to lose all. However what I have seen of you I thought I should read πŸ™‚ Glad I did, thanks. It confirmed we are right doing exactly what we are doing πŸ™‚

    • I’m glad you did read it and thanks for the compliment too. πŸ˜€
      It was great confirmation for me too, t know I’m on the right (wise, savvy) path. πŸ™‚ Still, I feel I have a LOT more investing to go. Root cellar, water tanks, solar power, orchard and more. Not that I’m dreaming big or anything. πŸ˜‰

      • Lynda says:

        Dont forget wind turbine..

        • Too much turbulence where we are. It needs to be clear of trees and houses and other obstacles. We have all of the above so sadly it’s efficiency would be lowered considerably.
          I figure that after the collapse the time will eventually come when we don’t have the manufacturing systems in place to make things like solar panels etc so I’m planning for things to be unpowered when and wherever possible. πŸ™‚

      • Ahh, dream big!!! It all takes times, years and money but oh, so worth it especially when you are still a “young un” πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
        And you are welcome πŸ™‚

  4. narf77 says:

    Lol with you there Wendy πŸ˜‰ I agree, invest anything you have (nothing now that the moth eaten sock used to buy that water tank has crawled off to die πŸ˜‰ ) in infrastructure. In building up your soil, your resiliance, your community. You don’t need money to build a good future, just a lot of great ideas, the time to implement them, some clever problem solving and a wealth of free online information that flows like a river. LOVE possibilities πŸ™‚

    • Money can help either as cash to spend on investing for the here and now or impossible future (fossil fuels etc) or to buy the sustainable future (water tanks etc) but the lack of money means thinking outside the square. A water tank built using concrete and plastic water bottles. Homes made using mud, mud brick, adobe, cob, rammed earth and so on. Orchards grown from seed (I’ve planted some apple pips that were found growing inside a Pink Lady apple I ate yesterday – nothing to lose ;)) and greenhouses built from old windows. Money only makes it faster, not even necessarily easier. πŸ™‚ I reckon that is most important lesson I’ve learned to date. πŸ˜€

      • narf77 says:

        What you gain from doing things yourself, the ex*erience the understanding the skills and the satisfaction can’t be measured. I figure money actually ham*ers the deal (bollocks Earl! AND he only ate the one keyboard key so buying a new keyboard is a com*lete bollocks…mutter…mutter…)

  5. Linne says:

    THanks so much, Jess! I’ve done some of that in my life, but of course have kept moving . . . but, as Narfie7 says, the experience, etc., is immeasurable and that does go with you. So not all has been lost πŸ˜‰

    I am re-blogging, even though most of my readers will have seen it here already; there’s always that one more person . . . ~ Linne

  6. Linne says:

    Reblogged this on A Random Harvest and commented:
    Best thoughts on investing I’ve ever read; enough so that I have posted it on my FB page as well. (links to the articles, not a re-blog)

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