by Tom Dyson
In the 1840s, Henry David Thoreau lived in a cabin in the woods for two years. He wrote Walden, a famous book about his experience.
In 2018, my ex-wife Kate and I went to live in our own “financial” cabin in the woods.
We sold all our liquid assets, drained our bank accounts, and handed in the keys to our apartments. I sold my car, all my furniture, and converted everything to physical gold and silver.
It wasn’t an investment or a specific speculation to make money. We simply decided we didn’t want to live in the financial system anymore. So we took a financial sabbatical… and decided to go live in the “woods” for a while.