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Giving money to your kids teaches reliance, not self-reliance

Facts and Opinions opines on the harmful effects of helping your kids out with cash: You wouldn’t believe this is logical. How could you hurt your children by providing them dollars? Over the long term should you continually give your … Continue reading

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Self reliance – a line in the sand

Today seems as good a day as any to officially announce the official beginning of my plan to become self reliant. This is my sixtieth post on this blog. I started a new job today. We just had one whopper … Continue reading

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Self reliance and your attitude toward yourself and others

Leonard Carr of the South African news organization Times Live examines the connection between your level of self reliance and how you interact with your environment. He decides that the “Truly noble tidy up their mess“: Servitude occurs when you … Continue reading

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Self Reliance and religion

In my recent research into self reliance I have begun coming across uses of the phrase “self reliance” in a negative connotation. These are almost always in reference to religion, and usually describing a person’s relationship with God. In this … Continue reading

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The joy of fixing things

Self reliance manifests itself in various ways. Here’s an article by Bill Kirby in The Augusta Chronicle about reclaiming a bit of his spirit of self reliance: It prompted the faintest of grins because it caused me to remember: I … Continue reading

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Are we free if we are in debt?

Karen Boroff raises the question in New Jersey Voices: Which one of us can be free when we owe others sums beyond our ability to repay? How as a nation can we be free with billions and trillions of debt? … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Self Reliance Exchange!

Self Reliance Exchange is celebrating their 500th post! They’ve included a list of their ten most popular articles: Let’s take a moment to examine what’s popular in terms of articles and categories. Popular articles reflect reader interest in specific subjects. … Continue reading

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Is self-reliance the enemy of specialization?

I came across an interesting article on GuruFocus.com putting economics in very simple terms; ie. our individual survival depends on accumulation of energy, that specialization allowed for more efficient energy collection, and that money represents stored energy: People are creatures … Continue reading

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The family food bank

A few days ago I started talking about my parents’ basement and how much I covet it. Then I went off in a direction I hadn’t originally intended and never made it back. There are a number of things that … Continue reading

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What is self reliance to you?

I’ve been discussing this with some friends and found the variety of answers to this question interesting. I have been assuming that most people use the terms “self-reliance” and “self-sufficiency” more or less interchangeably. And some do! But not everyone … Continue reading

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