After talking about current events (the killing of Osama bin Laden), we get right down to it: How are you going to make money, or more generally, produce value you can trade, after the stuff hits the fan?
A lot of people work today at jobs using skills that will have no practical value, possibly for years, once the economy collapses and all that specialization goes into the bit bucket.
But at the same time, a lot of people do things in their spare time that could, with a little bit of planning and some imagination, be real value-makers post-crash.
We explore a pretty long list of valuable hobbies in this episode. News you can use, at least when times get tough.
In talking about each of these value-makers, I skip the obvious stuff, and talk about what you need to know in transforming a once-a-week hobby into a steady craft, and what challenges you are most likely to face.
One challenge in particular stymies a lot of people who wish they could convert their life's passion into currency. Learn how to overcome it in this show.
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