With interests rates across developed nations at all time lows is the money you have managed to save enough for your future? 401k or Employer matched pensions are also increasingly risky as the stock markets continue to fritter away our hard earned money on bankers bonuses and the fiat money system.
So what can you - the individual - do about it.
Well, for starters you need to wake up to what is going on and begin to educate yourself. The days of trading time for money, saving what you can and waiting for others to solve your income problems are over. Jobs for life, golden hand shakes and living pensions are gone. Welfare handouts are also rapidly diminishing as developed economies come to the realisation that not enough taxes are available to maintain the required levels needed by an increasingly dependent population.
Why are they dependent? Well, a combination of a culture of entitlement that has arisen since the war and a rapid reduction in labour intensive jobs - a fact that is only going to get worse as automation and massive computing power arrives in our lives.
It is no understatement that the next 20 years - yes our within lifetimes - the way we generate "living income" will change massively. For most it will get harder before it gets better. Wages will reduce as competition for the "consumer" increases and jobs become more automated.
As a slight digression are you aware self driving cars and delivery vehicles are about to eliminate driver jobs. Do you know jobs like lawyers, accountants, security and administration are to change beyond recognition as computer power reaches something called Singularity? Are you concerned that kids leaving school today will NOT have jobs to walk into as we know them today - and even if they do the wage levels as compared to the cost of living will be unsustainable? Scary stuff.
So we have millions of people being sold down the river by traditional education, job expectations, wage levels - in fact the whole basis on which local economies operate.
So why then are so many people sleep walking into this? Why can they not see what's going on, and, more importantly taking action to protect themselves?
The answer is individual lethargy and comfort zones, combined with the education system designed for industrial times and the "training" of workers to trade time for money. Add the irrepressible media we are force fed every day - think trash TV and red tops - and you have a potent mix capable of keeping the vast majority in a subservient state, ideal for mass population control and a life of "existence".
So what can YOU do about it? First of all wake up and search out people who are preparing for the wave. We will not be getting hit by the Digital Economy wave - we will be riding it.... in fact we already are.
You see we have skills that that allow us to earn from anyone, anywhere and anytime (and I mean 24/7). We rely only on ourselves and systems that work online to help people learn and earn. Business Systems are a step above employment or even self employment as they provide you complete autonomy and freedom to generate income on your terms - no bosses, no government (we pay our taxes of course) and no limits to growth.
Best of all though we help others realise what is going on. Whether you are a despondent 30 something who has realised the job ain't what you thought, a disillusioned 40 something needing to get out before its too late, or a worried 50 something needing to earn more as you working days come to an end, we can provide you a release.
Reach out to me here at Digital Business Masters - Contact Us or leave a comment below and I will talk you through your options to make sure you ride what is coming and not hit by the wave.