This is the seventh post in the ABCs of Homesteading series. Click here to read the rest of the series.

Market Stand

People who do incredibly important things like grow wholesome food, educate children, care for the elderly or differently abled, make beautiful art, protect parks and wildlife, compassionately serve their communities, and otherwise contribute meaningfully to a better world always seem to make barely enough income to survive.

Meanwhile, people who provide financial “services”, of the kind that caused the 2008 (and beyond) global recession, earn exorbitant sums of it and spend it on luxuries that are detrimental to the health and happiness of the rest of us and our planet.

This kind of extreme income injustice is just one reason, in a very long list of reasons, why reducing my dependence on outside income has been a top priority for me as a homesteader. There are hundreds more, but I don't want to take up your time telling you things you already know. If you do want more reasons to aim for less dependence on outside money sources, please check out a few of my other articles:

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