I Want To Go BowFishing Now (Transcript)

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So got some questions from last week’s show.

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We’ll talk about the questions here in a minute.

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I mean I don’t have a lot of questions but I do have a couple.

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But folks I want to talk about for a minute here.

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A lot of people have been talking about what they can do if I had any ideas.

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One of the questions they had was do I have any ideas?

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What would be a good thing to do to make money if they’re not working?

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So I’m going to ask them the questions somebody had.

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And I’ve been telling people this and I really do believe that the best thing you can do right now

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as far as a side business is, believe it or not, to get fabric, get the pattern and to make masks.

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My friend’s wife, just the other day, she paid like half of their rent just by selling masks

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on a table in their front porch.

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So I mean there are definitely ways to make money right now if you’re willing to put the time in.

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Maybe you’re not going to get paid what you’re worth but at least they’ll help you get some money together

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so you can go ahead and kind of, you know, maybe pay the rent or help pay some bills, stuff like that.

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So masks are a big thing and you don’t have to necessarily go out to places like a Joann Fabrics

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or a place like that. You go ahead and get material.

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You can make it out of any old clothes. Anything with a pattern on it seems to be pretty catchy.

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Anything really with anything that’s kind of popular, if you have like baby clothes that have Disney characters on it,

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if you can cut that up and make a mask out of it. Now you do want to follow, there is on the mask,

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I’ll actually show you, there actually is a way you’re supposed to make the mask so it actually does follow CDC guidelines.

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So you want to check that out as well. While any mask is really good, you want to make them where they have multiple layers

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to help protect some people following CDC guidelines. But I do want to point that out as well.

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If you’re going to mask, sometimes it isn’t always going to protect you. You need to follow the CDC guidelines for the masks.

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That’s very important. And like I said, you can find all that right on the internet. Just Google it.

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There actually is a pattern to make masks, makes them properly. And like I said, you can make them out of material.

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You can make them out of anything you really have laying around to kind of give them a good look, anything that’s catchy.

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Like I said, if you have old, you know, if you have old clothes and as long as it’s in good shape,

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that’s kind of catchy with things on it that people might want, that might be something good to try.

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That’ll probably be pretty popular and might sell pretty well. I mean, the best thing you can do is make it out of something

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that’s catchy, like, like, like it’s a Disney or Star Wars or Marvel. I mean, you have an old, I mean,

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I know it sounds kind of crazy, but that’s, you know, that’s the stuff that’s selling right now.

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And you don’t want something pretty as you can sell on places like McCarey, Facebook, Etsy, places like that,

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you can make yourself five, six, seven bucks. So like I said, that, that’s been something I’m telling people that they could do that

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really can help them make a little extra money that might help them. The mask market is a big market right now,

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where a lot of people that don’t have money are making money making masks. So I strongly recommend if you need something,

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need some extra money or need to, you know, make some money, side money, go in and make a mask.

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I know it sounds a little crazy. They’re not a lot of work and you can actually make yourself five, six bucks a shot.

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And like I said, my friend, he actually, they paid half his rent just by his wife making masks. So again, folks, go ahead.

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And that might be a business, you know, also to those of you guys that are out there that have trades that aren’t working, you know,

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guys that are, you know, I hate to say it, but if you need to make money, you know, you can work, you know, do some side jobs,

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stuff like that. I know, well, it’s not maybe the safest thing to do. You know, if you need to pay the bills, you got to pay the bills, right?

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You got to put food on the table, so you do what you got to do. But also too, there are other businesses,

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well, anything really online that you can do is really going to be helpful. Now, obviously some people don’t have money for certain things,

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masks are kind of a necessity. People still for that kind of stuff. But if you’re going to try to sell Yvonne or Beachbody,

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those kinds of businesses really right now that, I mean, people are scrounging about.

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But the fitness industry may do well because people can go to the gym, people that have money and maybe want to go to the gym but can’t.

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That might be something. I’m not really very familiar with the fitness industry, but that might be something you could try as well.

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Like I said, selling stuff like Yvonne, makeup, stuff like that, those things are, I mean, they might, you might make some money with that stuff.

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I don’t discourage anybody from that, but that might be a tough sell right now only because of, you know, everything going on.

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But like I said, there are a lot of different things. Anything online is going to be safe for you to do and really a way for you to really make money

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and stay safe. That’s the main goal right now is to make money and stay safe. You know, it’s a tough thing, but sometimes, you know, you do what you got to do.

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And unfortunately, some people have been taking side jobs and stuff like that. And they’re in environments where they’re around different people.

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Maybe that’s not the best thing to do. We’re all supposed to be distancing ourselves. But unfortunately, sometimes you got to make money.

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You got to do what you got to do. As long as you’re wearing a mask, wearing your gloves and you’re staying safe, social distancing, hopefully, you know,

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you’ll be okay. And, you know, you know, it’s a tough thing.

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I will say that we do have somebody who’s sick in the hospital right now. And I do want to point out, folks, that while people,

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while people generally do do their jobs and do them well, there are people that do take advantage of the situation.

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You have to really, you have somebody that’s in the hospital right now or in a nursing home.

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You really should be checking in on them via phone as much as you can. Fortunately, places where people get medical care,

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obviously, there’s people overworked, overstressed, and sometimes things got to fall through the cracks.

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I’m not saying it happens with everybody, but, you know, right now there’s nobody kind of looking over anybody’s shoulder to keep anybody honest.

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And, you know, you can have people that are fortunately getting suffered from neglect and some of that because their families can’t see them.

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And, you know, people are taking advantage of that. I’m not saying it’s everybody, but, you know, if you do have people,

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elderly, that are in nursing homes and they do require people’s care, I would try to check in with them.

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I’m not saying that everybody will do it. I’m not saying I’ve had any experience with it,

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but I did read an article in the paper this morning talking about how some of the elderly are being neglected because the families aren’t there showing up.

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Some of these nursing homes are becoming, like, neglect homes. And I’m not saying that that definitely is happening to everybody.

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I hope it’s not. But if you have any elderly or anybody in a hospital or nursing home,

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I would check up on them just to make sure they’re getting the level of care that they’re entitled to getting.

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So I just wanted to point that out as well, folks, for any of our elderly high risk.

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Obviously, we can’t go see them. So we’re trying to keep, you know, protect them the best we can.

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And fortunately, sometimes not seeing some people, fortunately, while it’s good for keep them healthy,

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it also sometimes can result in people not getting the level of care they deserve.

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So if you have any elderly, you know, please check up on them as they deserve their care,

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not only their safety, but their proper care they deserve.

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So a couple of things I wanted to get into. Like I said, I did get a couple of questions.

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And somebody had pointed out to me, I’ve been talking a lot about fishing,

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because of this fishing season here in the Pennsylvania mountains.

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But somebody had asked me a question the other day about bow fishing.

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And I have never actually done that. I actually went ahead and looked it up on YouTube.

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And there’s a couple of good channels on YouTube of bow fishing.

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Those of you that don’t know what bow fishing is,

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it’s when you actually take a bow and where your counterweight would be on the front of your bow.

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Instead of having that there, you put a reel on it.

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And you shoot the fish or whatever with the bow, and then you reel them in.

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So it’s like bow hunting with pretty much like a string on the end of the bow where you reel it in.

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It’d pretty much be like you shooting a deer and then reeling them on in.

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So, you know, I actually watched some really good videos on YouTube.

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I was actually going to go through that whole rabbit hole with this.

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Earlier in the week when somebody had sent me that question,

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I had said I had never gone bow fishing.

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And now, thanks to this person, it’s going to be on my list of things to do.

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Hopefully maybe this summer or maybe next summer if we go on a trip.

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And this whole thing is over.

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But yeah, that actually is on my list.

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I’ve never actually done it. I’ve never actually even seen it.

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So then I actually went on outdoortv.com, which is a wonderful outdoor.

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It’s all free outdoor stuff.

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And they actually have a whole bow fishing competition that goes on down south.

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And it’s interesting. You have to be on a boat to do it.

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You really can’t do it from the shore.

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But what they actually do is they go into swamp areas or areas where the water is a little on the shallower side.

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And they actually go around. It’s more like a river stream kind of slow moving swamp kind of thing.

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But you go through and if you see them in the water you aim and shoot with the bow.

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And then you reel them on in.

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And like I said, I watched this.

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And then I was watching this. Like I said, on outdoor TV there’s actually a whole contest with this.

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And I was watching this.

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And I didn’t realize how intense this is.

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It really makes fishing a lot more…

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Fishing is always fun but it makes it a lot more intense.

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And definitely gives you a lot of action to watch.

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So like I said, I was watching that the other day.

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I’m like, “Wow, this is really intense watching this bow fishing stuff.”

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So I went down the whole rabbit hole.

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There’s tons of videos online if you want to look it up.

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It actually is very interesting. Very intense.

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And it looks like an incredible amount of fun.

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So somebody asked if I went bow fishing. I have not.

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That is now on my list of things to do.

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So thank you very much for that question.

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And hopefully, like I said, hopefully I will go bow fishing.

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I will try to take some video of it when I do go.

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And it should be a lot of fun.

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And now I’m definitely something I definitely want to do.

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I hope… I’m actually hoping… I don’t think I can do it up here.

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I mean, we do have some swamps up here but not really.

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It’s something I’d probably do it on South to do.

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And if I actually do ever get a chance to do it…

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Like I said, I hope so. I really looked forward to it.

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Somebody had talked about too about fishing alligator gar.

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I’ve never actually done that.

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This really wasn’t a question but it was something that somebody had pointed out about hunting alligator gar.

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I actually have never done that before.

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But what I will point out is from what I was reading,

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and again, I’m not an expert with this so don’t take my advice. Look it up.

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But one of the things I had read about and my wife had even said too

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is that I guess alligator gar is one of those things you can take as many of them as you want.

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Like in Pennsylvania, coyote is one of those things that we’re overrun with.

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So you can take coyote any day, seven days a week.

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And one of the things I didn’t realize was looking at alligator gar,

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you actually… they’re actually one of those species where they actually want people to fish for them.

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And because there are so many of them.

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And while I was looking that up, I kind of fell back over into this bow fishing thing again.

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Because apparently bow fishing is one of the ways that you hunt alligator gar.

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So it kind of was funny because it kind of went over, kind of fell over into this other category again.

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So like I said, I didn’t realize alligator gar is one of those things you could actually take as many of them as you want.

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From what I’m reading and what I saw on YouTube.

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But apparently the only way you hunt alligator gar is bow fishing.

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So like I said, I went down this whole rabbit hole with this the other day.

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And I’m kind of stuck on this now.

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I’ve been watching, actually this morning I was sitting here at my coffee and I was watching a few of the Morty videos.

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So those of you that ever hunt when alligator, if any of you have ever gone bow hunting,

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or ever done anything with alligator gar, you can send me any information.

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Like I said, my Twitter, KB3YUA.

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And go on there or go to the website and you can link up with me that way or Instagram.

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And go, like I said, send me the information about this or send me any stuff you have about it.

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Because I’m actually very interested in it now and would actually look forward to hopefully doing it at some point down the future.

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So like I said, send that information to me. I’d be interested to talk about it.

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Another thing too is somebody asked me a question talking about alligator eggs.

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And the question was, have you ever eaten alligator eggs?

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And I have.

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For those of you that have never, and it’s not so much even alligator, reptile eggs, they’re not like chicken eggs for any of you that have ever not had them.

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They’re soft. They’re like a soft egg.

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And like I said, you can actually, you know, almost a shell, I mean you can probably squeeze it out almost.

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It’s like into your mouth or sucking into your mouth. It’s very soft.

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It’s not like an egg where you crack it and eat it. It’s very soft.

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And a lot of times you actually will boil those, boil the egg sac.

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You actually get an alligator or something like that with actual, like an egg sac.

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You can actually boil the whole egg sac and then you have a bunch of eggs.

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And like I said, they’re not like chicken eggs. They’re very soft. You just suck them out.

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They’re not very, you don’t eat the, I mean I don’t think you eat the, I didn’t.

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But you don’t eat the white, you just eat the inside. It’s totally different than a chicken egg.

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They’re very soft. Any reptile egg is totally different. They’re very soft.

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They’re very, you know, when you think of a chicken egg it’s hard or ducking and you crack it and all that.

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Where this is like a soft, really smooth kind of egg you can more or less rip open or something like that.

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It’s not like a hard shell. It’s a soft shell kind of thing.

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And so that was something that somebody asked me about.

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I have never actually done that, but, I’ve actually eaten alligator eggs but I’ve never actually alligator hunted.

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But that was something somebody pointed out too.

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One of the things too, I went online and if you’re actually a, if you’re a wrestling fan or you’re not a wrestling fan.

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If you go up to, if you look up Shawn Michaels McMillan River Adventure.

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There actually is a couple videos of them actually hunting alligators. How they actually do it.

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And it’s actually quite interesting. For those of you that have ever, I don’t know if anybody’s ever hunted alligator.

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I have not and that’s not really something on my bucket list to do.

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But if you actually want to see how they actually hunt alligator.

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McMillan River Adventure, if you Google it, Paul Michaels YouTube.

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You know McMillan River Adventure.

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And there’s actually a bunch of videos on them actually going down the river hunting alligator.

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And it actually shows you how they actually do it.

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And it’s really interesting and it’s really brutal too to watch.

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But like I said it’s McMillan River Adventure.

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It’s with Shawn Michaels. Like I said you can actually see, like say wrestling fan or not.

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It’s a hunting show.

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And it actually shows them alligator hunting and it was really interesting.

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Like I said I have never actually done it. I don’t really have any urge to do that.

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But it is brutal to watch. It is, seems very intense.

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And like, so like I said go ahead and check that out if you’re interested in alligator hunting.

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How it actually happens.

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It actually is, it’s interesting to watch. And it’s not like kind of hunting you would, you think of.

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It actually is, it looks pretty intense. It looks pretty dangerous.

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Not something necessarily I want to do.

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But if those of you that are interested in it, it is up there and it is interesting.

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And there’s a couple other ones on there too.

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As well. And like I said, one thing I know too about watching some of these videos is alligator hunting.

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And alligator trapping are two different things.

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Crocodile hunting, crocodile hunt trapping.

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All that’s all, so it’s a whole different kind of thing down there.

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A whole different kind of hunting.

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And it’s really interesting to watch.

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And like I said I didn’t actually realize what was involved with it until you actually watch it.

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So if you’re interested check it out.

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Like I said they have it down in Florida and stuff like that.

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Like I said down south.

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And like I said there’s whole videos down like I said on YouTube with it.

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McMillan River Adventure had the best ones that I saw with the best camera quality.

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It wasn’t just some guy doing it on his phone.

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But it was interesting.

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And like crocodile hunting and alligator hunting.

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They’re different things and there’s totally different stuff.

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So interesting there.

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I wanted to point that out to everybody.

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Also G-Fo’s I wanted to kind of talk about some other things as well.

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Somebody had, I had talked about distressed properties on the last episode.

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And I did get some response from people asking about distressed properties.

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How do you find them and stuff like that.

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You know distressed properties is one of those things where right now they’re being shut down with COVID.

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It’s hard to try to do this.

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You kind of wait until the real estate industry kind of reopens up again.

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But generally the way you do it is you’ll find a property that you really want to do something with.

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That you think you can do something with.

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And then you have to go either to the courthouse or online.

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And like I said get the tax bill and then mail out the, mail a letter out to these people.

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And say you’re interested and you hope they call you back.

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Sometimes they will, sometimes they won’t.

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It’s a crap shoot pretty much.

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But some people have pointed out some things like that and asked me if I could help them find distressed properties.

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I really don’t have the time for that.

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And without being familiar with your area.

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That’s something you really have to be familiar with the area.

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And while I appreciate everybody with the world of confidence saying if they can help them find a distressed property.

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You really got to know the area.

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You really got to be able to drive around.

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Because it’s not something that’s going to be advertised on a real estate site.

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You have to pretty much find the people on your own.

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Find the property.

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Do the homework.

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Because I have no way of knowing what’s distressed and what’s not.

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It’s something, it’s really the only thing you can do to really know the area.

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You know I know people that have questions.

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Could I help them with this or that.

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And you know I’m not really in the business of doing that.

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But if you are interested in a distressed property.

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It’s as easy as finding the property, finding the address.

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Get the tax records, mail a letter.

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And when they reach out to you.

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After you reach out to you and you’re interested in doing it.

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You can reach out to a real estate attorney or real estate agent.

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And they can start the contract and all that.

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So it’s a little bit.

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Like I said it’s not so much hard work as it is just finding the address and reaching out to the people.

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So you really got to know the area.

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You got to know the property.

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It’s a really different thing than actually you know going online and searching for houses that are for sale.

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You actually have to really know what’s around you and all that.

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Because generally with a distressed property it’s not going to be listed.

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The people don’t have it listed with a realtor.

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You’re finding it.

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They’re still paying the tax on it.

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They’re not even interested in selling.

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You’re reaching out saying hey would you like to sell.

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That’s the key with a distressed property.

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It’s property that people really can’t list with a realtor.

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Because it’s such in bad shape.

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Because they’ve neglected it all those years.

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And that’s kind of how you you know.

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So if you I mean and it’s easiest if you drive by that drive by a house that hasn’t been touched in 10 years.

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Driving to work every day and you say hey my wife and I might be interested in that.

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You know you reach out to her.

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They may not be interested in selling it.

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Generally distressed properties can’t be listed with a realtor because they are again distressed.

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So a lot of times people really can’t reach out to realtor.

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Because realtor won’t take them because they’re in bad shape.

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So like I said the key is like I said finding the property.

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You got to really know the area and stuff like that.

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So it’s one of those things where you’ll know.

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And if people do have questions about how to find the address that I can help with.

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But you know it’s as simple as finding the property.

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You know not saying hey you know I haven’t seen anybody at that house.

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It’s fallen down.

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You know I’d be interested in working on it.

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You know mailing and you know a letter and saying to the people saying hey I’m interested in your property.

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I know it’s not for sale.

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But it looks like you know it needs some work.

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And I’d be interested in buying it and then coming up with a fair price.

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So like I said it’s really that simple.

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So like I said it’s one of those things where you’re going to have to know your area.

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I really can’t help you with that.

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But I do appreciate everybody asking me and all that kind of stuff.

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And like I said if you need help finding an address or something I could help with that.

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But like I said you really it’s really easy to do it on your own.

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So a lot of people some people had some questions about that.

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So I just wanted to go ahead and kind of reach out with that information for you.

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Another thing folks I want to talk about too.

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Talking about everything going on.

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Some people like I said have asked about how they could how they could actually you know make money while this whole thing is going on.

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One of the things folks you could do is and I found this out too is if you can sometimes it’s not always it’s not about sometimes making money.

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It’s trying to cut expenses.

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And if you like sometimes people just can’t make money while they’re you know they’re not able to.

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But one thing you can do is you can try to cut expenses and one thing you want to some things are very hard to cut.

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Obviously there’s certain things you can’t cut.

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But you know one of the things you may want to look at is obviously if you can maybe cut down your cable bill.

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See you know if you’re in a tight spot with money see if you can you know cut you know cut back on your cable bill.

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And you know your electric bill try to conserve electric if you can.

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You know unplug things you don’t need stuff like that you know things like that you know little money saving tips you can.

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Maybe try you know if you have the time try to look on the Internet for sales for stuff when you go shopping.

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You know see if there’s coupons for stuff you generally would buy at the grocery store.

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You know things things like that could really help cut if you cut a few you know sometimes it’s not necessarily cutting big chunks of money from your budget.

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Or it’s cutting the little things you can cut sometimes can actually really really help.

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Instead of maybe going to the grocery store if you have a local farmers market that might be something you could try as well to save money on your produce and your milk and eggs and things of that nature.

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So like it’s not always big things it’s little things sometimes because of you know I mean you can’t cut your insurance on your you know on your on your house because if you have a mortgage you have to have coverage on your house.

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You know for the most part if you have to keep now down maybe not as much because of the summer’s starting to roll in but you can’t really cut the heat too much.

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But there are certainly you can cut you can cut back on electric by turning things and unplugging things you don’t need you could you know you know cut back on your cable.

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You know I mean you could cut if your car is paid off you could kind of cut back on your car insurance.

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I don’t necessarily recommend that but something you do but that’s something else you could do folks if you if you really need to save money.

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Evaluate your car insurance or your house insurance and see if you can get a better rate.

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See if there is a company that will give you a better rate on car insurance a better rate on home insurance.

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I mean I know myself I just recently changed car insurance just because I was getting sick.

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I’m not going to say the company because I don’t want to call anybody out but I was thinking I was paying a lot of money for the for just three vehicles.

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And I reached out to another company and they gave us a much better rate.

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So that’s something you can try and if you’re not working you have the time to make these phone calls.

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So that’s something I want to point out too is that maybe it’s not always so much making money to coverage but it’s maybe reevaluating your expenses.

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To see what you can actually save going forward and I’m not saying that you know not knocking anybody but I’m just saying you know that might be.

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If you can’t make money or you’re not making extra money maybe evaluating your current financial situation might actually might help.

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And the other thing too folks is I want to point out too a couple people have messaged a couple people I know have talked to me about this but one of the things I would say too is there are certain things you don’t want to get behind on your mortgage.

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You know your insurance payments those things you know but your credit cards or medical bills if you and everybody knows the situation I’m sure you guys anybody who’s called to make a payment on anything has heard.

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What you can do is you can reach out to cut like your credit card companies and tell me I have a tough time and a lot of them are saying OK well we’re going to postpone this month’s payment.

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And you know I mean they’re you know so there there are things you can do with everything going on right now that you can try to postpone payments and like I said you don’t want to postpone insurance.

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Stuff like that because God forbid things happen and you don’t have insurance so I wouldn’t suppose imposing your insurance or your mortgage if you can avoid it.

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But like you can go ahead and call up your credit card company and say hey I don’t have the money this month you know having tough times I’m not working because everything going on covered.

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Could you postpone this payment or something and many of them will your electric or the electric company will do it.

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So in the beginning and maybe if you don’t have the money a key would be to try to cut back on electric and then call and postpone your electric payment.

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So now when you do get back to work you less so that might be you know there are a lot of different things you can do to try to make your situation better.

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You know your subscription services.

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I hate to say this but you know stuff like you know maybe HBO is a necessity right now maybe Netflix or Hulu is a necessity right now.

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You know your music services maybe aren’t a necessity right now I’m not and I’m not you know I’m not knocking anybody I know we’re all looking for a team right now we’re all sitting home.

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But I’m just saying you need to look at what’s what’s a necessity versus a need versus a want and I talked about this call another pod has before and if you need to cut some expenses.

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Maybe that 9 10 bucks a month for a subscription service maybe you don’t need that right now.

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Maybe you can postpone paying Dropbox or one of the or for you know Netflix or Hulu or HBO or Spotify or Apple music.

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Maybe you know maybe you can cut back on those things and save that nine bucks a month 10 bucks a month that maybe you can put put elsewhere so that you know that there are things you can really do try to reevaluate your financial expenses.

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You know maybe look at your credit cards and say OK well I’m paying you know 12 you know paying 20 percent interest.

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You know maybe there’s a credit card here I can get for you know seven or eight percent interest.

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You know there are things you can do like that that you know can help cut back.

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And like I said the thing going on COVID right now the mall all these places are very willing to work with you.

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They know what’s going on in the world they see what’s going on in the world and they’ll they’ll help you and like I said the key is to cut expenses and then reevaluate and then reevaluate your expenses.

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And all that if you can’t make extra money or maybe make that extra money and also evaluate your expenses and maybe the two will even out which would be great.

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So I just think is that I just want to go ahead and point these things out so that you know I want people to you know to really get over this hump.

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It’s tough time you know it’s very difficult time for everybody right now whether you have money or not but I think you know it’s important to say OK.

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You know prime example too is and I’m not knocking anybody but you know I have a lot of friends of mine that have seen it sometimes like well prime example is I have a friend of mine and she’s a nice person.

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She’s a neighbor.

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You know every time you turn around they’re always going to Europe and she’s just you know how we just right now with the songs not working I wish we had money and like well did you play over you really have our Europe trip plan like what can you get that money back.

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What do we want to do that this whole thing we’d like to go right now you need that money so see if you can get a refund.

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You know little things like that sometimes people just not thinking what’s important right now.

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You know spending spending a lot of money if your spouse is not working and is filing for an appointment a little things like that sometimes if you just kind of think the next step can really make a difference in your planning.

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You know prepping or whatever and prepping and I’ve said this before folks prepping and survivalism isn’t just what if the world comes to an end it’s preparing your finances preparing your future it’s preparing your your home preparing for little things you know maybe not natural huge catastrophes but preparing.

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What do I do if I don’t have electric one day what if I don’t have you know a little stuff like that I’ve said to me that preparing isn’t just isn’t just what if the world comes to an end what does the zombie apocalypse happen or the aliens come.

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It’s what do I do if I lose electric for four days.

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What do I do if I lose my job.

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What if I do. Those are things you can prepare for.

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And I hate to say it I think at times are more realistic than some of the stuff we see where people are preparing for the doomsday.

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Well I do think it is you know important to prepare for all that kind of stuff.

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I hate to say it I think sometimes losing your job is something that’s a little more could happen rather than the aliens coming down.

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I’m not saying can happen. And I’m not I’m not a scientist I’m not saying that it can happen but the realism is is there’s more chance of you losing your job than there is of you know the zombie apocalypse coming tomorrow.

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You know we get up you know the day it just you know it’s just I’m not saying it can happen but I’m just saying it’s.

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Yeah there’s more of a chance of happening.

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But you know that’s a big part of survivalism and preparing as well.

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I’d also to like I said want to point out what’s about finances and all that kind of stuff.

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If you do have a business like I said the loan forgiveness.

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I like to point that out you can apply for that small business loan.

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The paychecks forgiveness is available.

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Stimulus checks are going out.

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Tax returns are going to come back.

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So there is things you can do by the way folks to kind of help the situation as you go forward.

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And I know it’s hard and typical sometimes but those are things we have to do right now.

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And in tough times.

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Also to folks like I said there’s a lot of cutting expenses go my wife and I have actually done some kind of knock on wood.

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We’re both working. Thank God.

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But some things we’ve done switch to generic diapers for the baby to save a few dollars.

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Generic wipes stuff like that just little cost cutting things you can do.

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Buying generic fruit snack buying a Walmart brand instead of the name brand.

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You know little things like that buying a generic cereal rather than buying from other places.

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Little things like that could really save you a couple of bucks.

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And like I said you know one thing I’ve noticed myself from kind of expenses.

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I can always say four or five six hundred dollars but I can see five dollars here ten dollars there eight dollars there nine dollars.

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And also that adds up to a couple hundred a month.

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So you know those are the things too sometimes it’s not the big things it’s the little things you can do that add up to a big thing.

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Like I said folks I want to thank everybody for listening.

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Stay safe.

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You know stay healthy.

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And we will see you on the next show.

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Catch you on down the road.