Gone Blogging (About Greek Bank Safe Deposit Boxes)

Sorry about the lack of material on Survival And Prosperity this week. With the most recent flare-up of Greece’s sovereign debt crisis, I’ve been busy blogging about reports that access to cash in Greek bank safe deposit boxes has been prohibited. You can read all about it over on Offshore Safe Deposit Boxes.

New material is scheduled to be published on Survival And Prosperity tomorrow.

Thank you for your patience.

Christopher E. Hill

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Happy Independence Day!

Just wanted to wish readers of Survival And Prosperity a happy Independence Day.

Be aware of the terror alerts, enjoy the parades and fireworks, and remember those sacrifices that achieved and protected our country’s independence.

Schoolhouse Rock!, Fireworks (1976)
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Christopher E. Hill

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Saturday, July 4th, 2015 Freedom, Housekeeping No Comments

Congratulations Chicago Blackhawks!

Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks on their 2015 Stanley Cup win…

Dick Marx Orchestra and Choir, Here Come the Hawks! (1968)
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Any old school Blackhawks fans remember the sound of the “war drums” (boarded-up windows being pounded on) raining down from the rafters of the old Chicago Stadium when play got tense?

Good times. I picked up quite a few life lessons there with my family having Blackhawks season tickets in the 80s. Like situational awareness (errant slap shots can do a lot of damage to the unprotected human body). Plus food security (using food condiments where obnoxious/drunk members of the public can access it might not be a good idea). And Ron Duguay sucks.

“Duguay sucks! Duguay sucks!”

To this day I still don’t know why this particular Red Wings player drew the ire of certain Chicago fans. Perhaps it was that rocked-out hair of his (no helmet needed).

Anyway, reminiscing over. Back to our regularly-scheduled programming…

Christopher E. Hill

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Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 Food, Housekeeping No Comments

Summer Reboot

Sorry for the lack of new material on Survival And Prosperity lately. I intended to keep up the pace of blogging after the long Memorial Day Weekend, but other projects and such required my immediate attention.

Now that my “summer vacation” away from the blog has concluded, it’s back to business as usual.

“Back to business as usual.” If only the same could be said for America these days.

New posts will be published starting Sunday.

Enjoy the weekend!

Christopher E. Hill

The Sundays, Summertime (1997)
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Thursday, June 11th, 2015 Housekeeping No Comments

Memorial Day 2015

There will be no new material posted on Survival And Prosperity today in honor of the gallant men and women that served, fought, and died in defense of this amazing country of ours.

It is because of their sacrifice that I am able to type this today and share it with all of you.

And for that, among other freedoms they helped preserve, I am eternally gratefully.

New posts will appear tomorrow. Enjoy the remainder of this long holiday weekend.

Christopher E. Hill

Monday, May 25th, 2015 Housekeeping No Comments

‘Resources’ Page Overhauled

I spent a good deal of time Friday and Saturday updating- no, overhauling- Survival And Prosperity’s “Resources” page.

Broken links have been “mended,” “rogue” links added, obsolete material deleted, and the appearance tidied up a bit.

Most of the updating is complete, so stop on by if you haven’t done so in a while. You may find something useful.

Christopher E. Hill

Sunday, April 26th, 2015 Housekeeping, SP Resources No Comments

New Sidebar Widget For Affiliate Marketing Partner Promotions

Spring is here. And it’s time for some housekeeping on the blog.

Due to the number of promotions being offered these days by the various affiliate marketing partners of Survival And Prosperity, a new widget has been created on the blog’s sidebar in which limited-time deals are displayed. To take advantage of these offers, head further down the sidebar and click on the corresponding vendor banner ads (you may have to head to the home page to view the promo).

I’ll still be blogging about exceptional promotions from these partners when they cross my path.

Please note that I receive a commission when you purchase items via the ads.

Thank you for supporting our affiliate marketing partners.

Enjoy the rising temps- and life anew this spring,

Christopher E. Hill

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 Housekeeping No Comments

New Translation Tool, Updates To List Of Offshore Private Vaults

Hope U.S. readers of Survival And Prosperity had a nice Presidents’ Day. Some housekeeping for Tuesday:

• Regular readers may have noticed I’ve been using a particular translation tool on this blog for some time. However, because it was straining resources in conjunction with a sustained denial-of-service attack against this blog, it’s been replaced with Bing Translator. In the interest of maximum productivity for both readers and the Editor, translations are no longer automatic (based on the language of the visitor’s browser) but manual (run via the widget at the top of the right sidebar). Please let me know if you run into any issues with this rather enforced change.
• I’ve spent a good deal of time recently performing a quarterly update on a different project of mine- Offshore Private Vaults, “Overseas Asset Protection Outside The Banking System.” Specifically, I’ve been updating the list of overseas non-bank vaults that I maintain on that website. The work was pretty substantial this time around. Check it out for yourself here if you’re interested.

Have a great rest of the week,

Christopher E. Hill


Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 Housekeeping No Comments

Some Housekeeping

I apologize for my blogging being somewhat erratic the last several days on Survival And Prosperity. I’ve been busy taking care of administrative tasks related to this blog and my other Internet-related projects, reading for future book reviews, working on the business roll-out, and some snow removal here and there.

Even though I typically don’t blog here on Fridays anymore, today’s the exception as I get back on track and discuss some potentially worrisome developments for SP readers that have recently come to my attention.

And with that, let’s get started…

Christopher E. Hill

Friday, January 30th, 2015 Housekeeping No Comments

Delayed Blogging

No blogging Thursday as I’ve been busy with some last-minute insulating now that the Chicago winter I know (but do not love) has finally arrived.

Looks like I’ve got some snow removal to do tomorrow too. New material later in the day Friday.


Christopher E. Hill

Thursday, January 8th, 2015 Housekeeping No Comments

Happy New Year

Just wanted to wish Survival And Prosperity readers a Happy New Year if you celebrate it on January 1.

In 2015, I’ll be striving to provide even more insight on this blog into “protecting and growing self and wealth in these uncertain times.”

Speaking about “uncertain times,” I still see America’s “financial reckoning day” down the road. I wish it wasn’t so, I don’t see it being the end of the world, but I believe the point-of-no-return for fixing what’s wrong has come and gone.

Regrettably, Washington and the Fed papering over the mess that became readily apparent to many by the autumn of 2008 only makes the coming crash that much more ugly.

Life is going to get a whole lot tougher for many Americans very soon. If I could have one more wish for the new year besides peace and prosperity for all mankind, it would be this:

Take advantage of this relative calm before the storm to try and blunt the pain I see ahead of us.

As such, I’ll be there in 2015 to point out signs of the coming carnage and to share insights into maintaining/improving one’s way of life in the face of such adversity.

Happy New Year,

Christopher E. Hill

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New Year’s Day 2015 Blogging Schedule

Another week, another holiday.

Except for a short message, no new material will be posted on Thursday, January 1, 2015.

However, I will be blogging on Friday, January 2, returning to my regular schedule for writing come Sunday, January 4.

Happy Holidays!

Christopher E. Hill


Monday, December 29th, 2014 Housekeeping No Comments

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to wish Survival And Prosperity readers Merry Christmas if you celebrate it.

Thank you for your continued readership and support.

Christopher E. Hill


Thursday, December 25th, 2014 Housekeeping No Comments

Christmas 2014 Blogging Schedule

Still playing catch-up on the blog, but we’ve almost arrived at Christmas.

Except for a holiday greeting, no new material will be posted on Thursday, December 25.

However, I will be blogging on Friday, December 26, returning to my regular schedule for writing on Sunday, December 28.

Thanks for your continued readership and support of Survival And Prosperity!

Christopher E. Hill


Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 Housekeeping No Comments

Last Week’s Blogging

Sorry for the blogging ending rather abruptly mid-week. Regrettably, I’ve been helping take care of my elderly father for the past several years, and there are times when he requires more of my attention than usual. Last week was one of those times- smack dab in the middle of the super-busy holiday season.

“Overstock Christmas Ad” aka “Your girlfriend’s on TV, Chris”
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While I strive to blog Sunday through Thursday every week on Survival And Prosperity, sometimes it just doesn’t happen. Thank you for your understanding going forward.

Now to play catch up…

Happy Holidays!

Christopher E. Hill

Sunday, December 21st, 2014 Housekeeping No Comments

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