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4 Financial Benefits of Going “Off the Grid”

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Whenever I feel stressed in my life, I fantasize about what life would be like if I lived off the grid. Certainly there would be fewer demands on my time and a much lower stress level. When I occasionally watch a reality show about other people living off the grid I can see that there are at least four financial benefits of going off the grid as well. 1 Save on Home Costs When you are not tied to a specific place because you have no house or physical address, you gain flexibility. Living off the grid can give you the freedom to live wherever you choose. In fact, you might not be tied to a specific location at all. This means you could travel to and live in multiple locations throughout the year. You can enjoy living in New England in the fall, or try your hand at living in the mountains during the spring or summer. During the winter you might decide to try living in a warmer climate such as Florida or Arizona. Imagine all of the different places you might see and various foods and experiences you could try by living off the grid. In addition ...

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Being Bullied For Wanting an Alternative Lifestyle

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I have recently been following the story of one rural family and the challenges they’ve been facing while trying to live off the grid. The Nauglers are raising their ten children in rural Kentucky (without welfare or entitlements) in a makeshift tent with no running water or electricity. On their blog, they claim to want a more simple life and practice “unschooling,” prefering to let the children learn from hands on experiences rather than going the traditional school route. Obviously the state of Kentucky does not agree with the Nauglers because their minor children were taken into protective custody earlier this month due to unsafe living conditions. Is the family truly neglectful or are they being bullied for wanting an alternative lifestyle? Always More to the Story I don’t support or criticize the Nauglers. Is sounds like there are some legitimate concerns about the children’s safety, but they weren’t taken into custody because of neglect or abuse. The parents refused to cooperate, and the kids were removed until the anonymous complaint can be investigated. If nothing is amiss, the kids will be returned. The family can go on with their throwback lifestyle and all of this will become a bad ...

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