I just got this email this morning from BetterNetworker, where I maintain a memebership and needed to share it with you.  Yesterday I wrote about Mike Dillards 7 Economic Stages that we have gone through and this morning, everyones friend over at the forum, Jason Better, went on a little rant that needed to be shared.  Make sure you go see the video he is talking about here!


“Is it just me or does it seem like the price of home brewed coffee has doubled lately?

 
   I “waltzed” into my local grocery store to buy coffee last week.
 
   Would you believe that it now costs $9.59 to buy a tin of plain old Maxwell House coffee these days?
 
   I said, a “tin of coffee”.

 
   But that’s kind of stretching the truth…
 
   They don’t even use metal in these coffee “tins” these days…
 
    They seriously package coffee in containers made out of recycled cardboard covered in reflective tinfoil now…
 
   What is the world coming to?
 
   You know I wonder about it some days….
 
   The world is a crazy place.
 
   Here’s another crazy fact for you to contemplate…
 
   In 1851 the New York Times Daily Edition sold for a penny.
 
   Obviously the price has gone up a little since then.
 
   But here’s something even weirder…
 
   What you might not know is that it has gone up even more since 1999.
 
   In 1999 the New York Times daily edition cost $0.75.
 
   In 2009 it went up to $2.00.
 
   That’s an increase of 166.66% from 1999 to 2009 alone!
 
   I’m sure that would be fine if the New York Times was the only thing suffering from insane price increases lately…
 
   But it most certainly is not.
 
   For example, in 1999 it cost $2.28 to withdraw cash from an ATM machine.
 
   Now it costs over $3.54 at some places.
 
   That’s an increase of 55.26%!
 
   Do you remember “back in the day”?
 
   When you could simply walk in and withdraw your hard earned savings without getting robbed blind by your bank?
 
   Do you remember what it feels like to talk to a real live human being when you visit your local bank?
 
   Most people these days do not.
 
   I miss those days…
 
   And don’t even get started on the price of a gallon of gas…
 
   Actually, let’s get me started on that…
 
   I think this will hammer my point in…
 
   In 1999 a gallon of gasoline cost approximately $1.30.
 
   In 2009 it cost $2.56.
 
   Yeppers, that’s an increase of 96.92%!
 
   What is the price of a gallon of gas today?
 
   No idea.
 
   But I do know that on May 10, 2010…
 
   It averaged $2.91 country wide!
 
   That’s just not right.
 
   I’m tempted to think that the worst part of this economic crisis hasn’t even begun to hit us in full force yet…
 
   In spite of so-called “financial experts” turning a blind eye to the facts…
 
   Saying that we are in a “recovery”…
 
   We most certainly are not…
 
   I know that’s terrible to say…
 
   But I call it like I see it…
 
   And in spite of all my “whining” today… I do have good news…
 
The good news is…
 
   If you’re running your own home based business or starting one….
 
   Well then, the next couple of years of this “economic recovery” are going to be the most important years of your financial life…
 
   How can I possibly say that?
 
   It’s simple really…
 
   There’s a lot of tragedy happening these days…
 
   That’s for sure…
 
   But what most people don’t know is that during trying times of economic crisis like we are experiencing today…
 
   Whenever people are losing their jobs or income…
 
   Well that is exactly when they are looking to leaders and entrepreneurs like you to show them the way to a fresh new beginning…
 
   They are looking to you to lead them to financial success…
 
   No matter where you are today with your business building skills…
 
   Or your own personal financial success…
 
   You are most definitely more experienced than somebody who has just started out on their journey to freedom…
 
   Make no mistake, lots of ambitious men and women are still losing their jobs every day and they are worried about their future and their kids…
 
   They are attracted to the opportunities presented by our industry….
 
   You know I read this quote yesterday:
“During the worst years of the Depression (1933-1934) the overall jobless rate was 25% (1 out of 4 people) with another 25% taking wage cuts or working part time.”

   What do you think is happening today?
 
   What do you think the Unemployment Rate in this country is today?
 
   Well, let’s look at November 23, 2010:
 
   The Unemployment Rate for Nevada was 15.7%
 
   In Michigan it was 12.8%
 
   In California it was 12.4%
 
   In Florida was 11.9%
 
   And so on…
 
   Of course, those are only the “reported” numbers…
 
   Many experts disagree with those ones…
 
   They say it’s really much worse than what the government is telling us…
 
   And that it’s going to get dramatically worse before it gets better…
 
   What do you think? I don’t know whether or not to believe in “them”.
 
   I don’t necessarily think it’s a conspiracy.
 
But here’s what I do know….
 
   The people who make the most profit in tough economic times are the brave men and women who aren’t scared to face the truth…
 
   What a lot of people don’t know is that more millionaires were made during the Great Depression than during any other crisis in human history.
 
   This is your golden opportunity to “grab the tiger by the tail”…
 
   To build a legacy for yourself, your family, and your kids, or maybe even your grand kids…
 
   Heck, here’s shooting for the stars, maybe you’ll even be able to retire someday if you haven’t done so already?
 
   So here’s to retirement! Preferably, early retirement…
 
   Because it’s never too early or too late to retire!
 
   But you will only be able to do so if you are prepared
 
   If you want to be prepared then I think you owe it to yourself to watch this video about the current state of our economy…

   It’s by one of the most successful millionaires I know.
 
 
   I have a hankering feeling that it may even save a life or two…
 
   By the way, he will probably try to sell you something at some point in time.
If he does, then I suggest that you listen to what he has to say, and make your own informed decision about whether or not you should buy.
 
   He certainly doesn’t sell anything in this video here
 
   It’s simply the most thought provoking video about the current condition of our economy that I have personally seen in ages…
 
   I wish he would make it available for download…
 
   Final Note: If you would like to leave your comments on this personal rant of mine, please click here to comment on this article, but watch this video first – it’s worth it!

 


   To your success,
 

   Jason the “Better Networker”

 

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