This page provides tools and resources for enhancing ones financial liberty and economic independence. Browse by category or scroll for a complete list.
Counter Economic Tools
Q: Why is it so hard to end the FED? A: dependence on it and lack of alternatives. When you search "Starve-fed" in Wikipedia, you get "a method of monomer addition used in emulsion polymerization." If you search "Starve-FED" here you will find "tools and resources for starving the Federal Reserve."
Ethical Consumerism Tools
Voting with your dollar or boycotting socially irresponsible companies is known as ethical consumerism. "Ethical consumerism (alternatively called ethical consumption, ethical purchasing, moral purchasing, ethical sourcing, ethical shopping or green consumerism) is a type of consumer activism that is based on the concept of dollar voting. It is practised through 'positive buying' in that ethical products are favoured, or 'moral boycott', that is negative purchasing and company-based purchasing." -Wikipedia.
Apps, directories, websites and organizations, tools and resources for dollar voting based on ratings of companies on liberty index, environmental, workers rights, energy consumption, corporate social responsibility, societal impact ect...
CSR certification tools
Tools for certifying corporate social responsibility in legal structuring and practices.
Boycott Tools and Resources
Boycotting is one of the most powerful means by which consumers and activists can change policies and practices they disagree with. Boycotts are a popular, effective way to bring about changes to improve our world. Find tools and resources for boycotting here.
Anything used as an alternative to the dominant national or multinational currency systems or which does not go through the traditional banking system can be considered a form of alternative currency. Forms of alternative currencies include precious metals such as gold or silver, crypto-currencies such as bitcoin, mutual credit systems, vouchers, local currencies, barter systems, and time exchanges and time banks to name a few. All of these are great for gaining economic independence and offer alternatives to the FED.
Precious metals are rare, naturally occurring metallic chemical elements with high economic value. Their value is determined by: 1) rarity, 2) uses as an investment commodity and/or 3) uses in industrial processes. Today precious metals are mostly used in art, jewellery and industrial processes but once upon a time were used as common currencies. Examples are Gold and Silver. Find exchanges and dealers as well as information about buying and using precious metals as a currency here.
Time banks exchange "labor hours" between participants for points are measured in “time dollars” with all services rendering equal value within system based on the span of time the service was provided. Time Banks create and encourage community, resists inflation. Also, IRS has ruled that Time Bank systems are not taxable for noncommercial activities. Find time banks, time exchanges, interactive maps, directories, information, skill swap platforms etc...
There are a surprising number of local currencies in circulation around the world. Find directories, maps, tools and resources on finding, creating, or using local currencies.
A cryptocurrency is a medium of exchange using cryptography to secure the transactions and to control the creation of new units. Cryptocurrencies are a subset of alternative currencies, or specifically of digital currencies. Is used properly with other tools, they can afford much greater privacy in economics. Here you will find places to buy virtual and crypto currencies, information about their use, interactive maps of places where they are accepted, etc... Examples include Bitcoin, Litecoin etc...
These prepaid cards can be used as an alternative anonymous currency, and for anonymous online shopping. Find prepaid visa or master cards that are a dream come true for privacy minded individuals. Cards that can be found in almost every city, bought cash, require no personal identifying information to sign up and certainly no SSN.
Debt reduction and prevention
Debt not neutral to liberty. That is why these tools are here. Anti debt tools prevent, reduce, or at least consolidate your debt and help you start saving so you can stand up for and exercise your rights when the time comes and can be in a financial situation of independence to not compromise your values.
Find tools and resources for building credit without the need to take on debt.
Debt Consolidation and Reduction
Find services for debt consolidation and settlement for credit cards, medical bills, as well as other unsecured and tax debt.
Entrepreneurship tools and resources
Startups and entrepreneurship is about having a second source of income and eventually the option of complete independence from all the corporations, institutions, even government agencies should our integrity be threatened one day. Entrepreneurship, even if very small, is a lifestyle that is very conducive to individual automony. This is a lifestyle direction that enables you to say no to things you morally disagree with but would otherwise do to pay the bills. Think about it.
Find resources for securing funding in ways that are more friendly to liberty and economic independence than traditional funding avenues. These include crowdfunding platforms, crowdfunding management services, non usary crowd sourced micro financing and more.
Find tools and resources for outsourcing work providing alternatives to traditional employment processes.
find tools and resources for hosting domain names and websites which are privacy and liberty friendly.
Tools for marketing which are liberty and privacy friendly.
diy Legal document tools
Alternative Payment processing
Find payment processors that allow business owners to reach the privacy and liberty minded market by allowing customers to make anonymous or at least more private payments.
Other great entrepreneurship and startup resources
While our tools and resources are specifically focusing on liberty enhancing technologies, there are many other useful tools for entrepreneurs that can be found in more thorough directories. Others worth mentioning are startupstash.com and startupweekend.org.