Best way forward!
Unless you’re well loaded, financially, things are starting to get very difficult for many people due to various factors.
This cyclical nature of the Western economy is, like the solar cycle of identical length, something we take for granted, but it needn’t be that way. Despite living in the ‘free’ West, most people are not really liberated. (This whole blog is all about such a state of affairs and is what motivates me in my work too.)
So, unless you are in absolute power, meaning you won’t have to concern yourself with such matters, I’m willing to bet your typical Brit is worrying about the following:
- Paying the mortgage
- Paying the car loan
- Paying the electricity bill
- Paying the council tax
- Paying the water bill
- Paying the food bill (How much?!)
- Paying for the kids toys
And so on, silently, like a slowly ticking time bomb.
Always hoping your ship will sail in tomorrow, such that the stress that tugs at your soul 24/7 will finally be lifted. The strain it puts on your personal relationship(s) all gone.
Sadly, things are not engineered to occur like that. There is no Hollywood ending in reality. (As per most British directed movies that tend to feature a more realistic 3rd act.)
The part solution to this is as I have been saying for 15 years or more and why a NASA image of the sun is my universal avatar, is for as many individuals and businesses as possible (Mrs May won’t have the government do it, she’s in bed with big carbon/nuclear) to fit as many solar panels as possible to their home or garage.
Instead of buying that 42″ LG 4K OLED TV, (next year?), buy two 150 watt solar panels (£300), a leisure battery or two (£85), two regulators (£60), and get your basic gadgets off grid 24/7. As solar panels come down in price, you’ll be able to add more, get some more batteries (maybe a Tesla Powerwall?) and then take some major white goods appliances off grid too. A solar powered fridge eh? The irony!
By doing this, you’ll spend a bit, but then reduce your power bill and even be able to feed back into the grid once your output exceeds your input. Either way, you’ll benefit the environment and be setup to survive a power cut when the End Of Days apocalypse comes to pass.
Light back club: Invest in this…