Thursday, 9 May 2019

More Tariff Troubles

So, it looks like that the current administration of the American Government is going to put into effect the 25% tariffs as of midnight tonight.

So, that means that there is great worry and fret on the part of Boss. This is understandable due to the fact that historically most of our sales came from the US.

All I could think of during this was to remind myself that there really isn’t anything that I can do to help this situation. 

All I can do is do my job as best as I can and offer suggestions now and again. I have no impact or influence over what any government will or won’t do.

If I were buried in debt (as I was 6 years ago) I would be freaking out. 

Then again, one of the previous frets by Boss was what sparked me to go on this journey towards Total Debt Freedom.

After which, I decided to continue on that journey towards Total Economic Freedom and establish a town to help provide that for others who come there (but I digress).

We don’t know what will happen, but one look at our sales over the current fiscal year revealed that about 70% of our sales now come from Canada. 

This is the exact opposite from where things were 6 – 10 years ago. Things change and your customer base can shift.

I will continue to do what I have been doing and will continue to work my plan. I will live frugally and simply, with a few niceties as I build my savings in a balanced manner.

In about 4 years (April 7, 2023) I will head out on that journey to start and found that town. 

If I have to find another job, I’ll do that. If I hit a roadblock, I’ll find a detour. 

I will simply deal with what actually comes to pass and try to prepare for any and all possible eventualities (without becoming paranoid).

As always: Keep your head up, your attitude positive, and keep moving forward!

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