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J. McCoy

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I love being my kid's dad and the funny things she says.

I love martial arts, designing and building furniture, mixed media fine art, organized airsoft/paintball, backpacking, primitive skills, traveling, cooking vegetarian food for meat-eating friends, and economic based games. I've spent a lot of time over the years helping people with their pets and have become passionate about dog nutrition and health.

I know it sounds crazy. But, I also love personal finance. I've found my life's passion and it's helping people through financial crisis. That's why I despise debt.

There's a lot of conflicting opinions by genuinely brilliant people in personal finance. Some financial experts have conflicting interests that allow them to profit from the advice they give. But, that doesn't necessarily make them wrong. On the other side, there are people who pride themselves on fighting a financial system that takes advantage of the financially illiterate. Which, of course, doesn't always mean they're right. My personal approach is to take their opinions seriously, but focus on the numbers. Most financial opinions can be tested by common sense and painstakingly boring math.

I also enjoy learning about primitive societies and how they lived. That interest developed into a love for learning primitive living skills. Combined with my love for the outdoors, I've enjoyed practicing and sharing these skills as worst case survival techniques. The ability to improvise gives profound peace while enjoying the outdoors. I hope you come to enjoy the freedom of knowing you can "thrive not survive" without the convenience of store bought tools or survival kit.

Thank you for getting to know me a little. If you would still like to find out more about me, or just enjoy financial or survival humor, find me at:

http://twitter.com/ThriveNotSurviv.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/J-McCoy

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