Catherine Austin Fitts Solari Inc.  April 2006 http://solari.com Beyond Going Local The Power of Financial Intimacy
<ul><li>“ You’re either part of the solution,    or you’re part of the problem.”     --  Eldridge Cleaver </li></ul><ul><l...
Introducing The Tapeworm Our Central Banking - Warfare Economy Are you financially intimate with the Tapeworm?
What Went Wrong? Dow Jones vs. the Popsicle Index Popsicle Index Dow Jones Index 1950s Now   Low   Very High 10,000 +    1...
What Went Wrong? Centralizing the Financial Equity of a Place Before After Profile Retail Sales Govt $ Profits Multiplier ...
Let’s look at all parts of  our financial operations  <ul><li>Time and Attention </li></ul><ul><li>Purchases </li></ul><ul...
Where is the money in your neighborhood going?   Would YOU push the red button? Mom’s 401k My Bank My Kids’ School Grandma...
Coming Clean
Investment Strategies Build Real Wealth Play With  Tapeworm Ex: Anticipate Ex: Follow Ex: Drop Out Ex: Solari Strategy Ex:...
Financially Intimate Investing Global Local Non-Liquid Liquid Note: Nothing in this presentation should be taken as indivi...
Where is the money in your neighborhood going now?   Mom’s 401k My Bank My Kids’ School Grandma’s Church Activists Municip...
One Neighborhood Becoming Financially Intimate   <ul><li>More and more neighbors practicing financial intimacy, building r...
One Neighborhood    With Financial Intimacy What does a financially intimate neighborhood feel like? <ul><li>Fresh organic...
Getting Started   Do only what gives you energy <ul><li>Free up 2-4 hours/week + $___/month </li></ul><ul><li>Ask ‘Where d...
<ul><ul><li>Please visit the Solari website: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>solari.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to fre...
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  • If you are an outsider you will lose in the end If you use Solari strategy you’ll attract the highest quality players Making Money is the test – understanding your ecosystem and committing to building real wealth Strategy is to care about both – to see the opportunity to use the real wealth to improve yield In the long run you’ll makemore money Thisi s the strategy that will get you the best return – the more players the more it’s true Bubbles: Follow the tapeworm Build real wealth Line that cross both is makes me money (above line in green) Loses me money (below the line in red)
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    1. 1. Catherine Austin Fitts Solari Inc. April 2006 http://solari.com Beyond Going Local The Power of Financial Intimacy
    2. 2. <ul><li>“ You’re either part of the solution, or you’re part of the problem.” -- Eldridge Cleaver </li></ul><ul><li>“ You’re either financing the solution, or you’re financing the problem.” -- Solari </li></ul>
    3. 3. Introducing The Tapeworm Our Central Banking - Warfare Economy Are you financially intimate with the Tapeworm?
    4. 4. What Went Wrong? Dow Jones vs. the Popsicle Index Popsicle Index Dow Jones Index 1950s Now Low Very High 10,000 + 150
    5. 5. What Went Wrong? Centralizing the Financial Equity of a Place Before After Profile Retail Sales Govt $ Profits Multiplier Local Equity Ownership, Expertise, & Control 10% and declining 90% locally owned <ul><li>10+ local owners </li></ul><ul><li>Loyal to the Tapeworm </li></ul><ul><li>Reinvest in Tapeworm </li></ul><ul><li>Declining control, exp </li></ul><ul><li>100+ local owners </li></ul><ul><li>Financially Intimate </li></ul><ul><li>Reinvesting locally </li></ul><ul><li>Local control, expertise </li></ul>$100-150,000,000 $10-50,000,000 10-15x 1-5x $10,000,000 $10,000,000 $50,000,000 $50,000,000 $100,000,000 $100,000,000 2 big businesses 100 small businesses & farms
    6. 6. Let’s look at all parts of our financial operations <ul><li>Time and Attention </li></ul><ul><li>Purchases </li></ul><ul><li>Deposits and Debt </li></ul><ul><li>Investments and Pension Funds </li></ul><ul><li>Donations </li></ul><ul><li>Taxes </li></ul>
    7. 7. Where is the money in your neighborhood going? Would YOU push the red button? Mom’s 401k My Bank My Kids’ School Grandma’s Church Activists Municipality Taxes <ul><li>The Tapeworm Who’s Who </li></ul><ul><li>Large banks </li></ul><ul><li>Large corporations </li></ul><ul><li>US government </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate media </li></ul><ul><li>Oil companies </li></ul><ul><li>Defense and other govt contractors </li></ul><ul><li>Agribusiness </li></ul>My Family Budget
    8. 8. Coming Clean
    9. 9. Investment Strategies Build Real Wealth Play With Tapeworm Ex: Anticipate Ex: Follow Ex: Drop Out Ex: Solari Strategy Ex: Solari Strategy Loses Money Makes Money Popsicle Index Popsicle Index
    10. 10. Financially Intimate Investing Global Local Non-Liquid Liquid Note: Nothing in this presentation should be taken as individual investment advice. Think “cui bono” – who are your financial intimates? Example: Stock in Alternative Energy Company Example: CD in Local Bank Example: Out of Town Real Estate Example: Your Home
    11. 11. Where is the money in your neighborhood going now? Mom’s 401k My Bank My Kids’ School Grandma’s Church Activists Municipality Taxes My Family Budget Solari Circles Local Venture Funds Expanding intimate knowledge, intimate networks & places <ul><li>Financially Intimate Who’s Who </li></ul><ul><li>Local banks </li></ul><ul><li>Small companies </li></ul><ul><li>Local municipal </li></ul><ul><li>Independent media </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable energy </li></ul><ul><li>Local contractors </li></ul><ul><li>Local organic farmers </li></ul>
    12. 12. One Neighborhood Becoming Financially Intimate <ul><li>More and more neighbors practicing financial intimacy, building real wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Forming Solari Investor Circles to come clean together </li></ul><ul><li>Forming financially intimate networks between individuals, circles, farmers, businesses, government, other locales </li></ul><ul><li>Expanding opportunities for place based and solution based investing </li></ul><ul><li>Building databanks of how our money works </li></ul><ul><li>Forming local venture funds; attracting investors; shopping where you invest </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing Tapeworm risk management strategies </li></ul>
    13. 13. One Neighborhood With Financial Intimacy What does a financially intimate neighborhood feel like? <ul><li>Fresh organic food and clean water at affordable prices for all </li></ul><ul><li>Families, small business people and farmers own their own land and properties with no debt </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment of factions -- i.e. generations, sexes and networks </li></ul><ul><li>Open transparency and conversation about how our money works </li></ul><ul><li>Financially intimate networks between individuals, circles, farmers, businesses, government, other locales </li></ul><ul><li>The popsicle index is 100% </li></ul><ul><li>A lively community spirit </li></ul>
    14. 14. Getting Started Do only what gives you energy <ul><li>Free up 2-4 hours/week + $___/month </li></ul><ul><li>Ask ‘Where do I live?’ and ‘Who is my affinity group?’ </li></ul><ul><li>Withdraw from the Tapeworm </li></ul><ul><li>Bank local, eat local, turn off your tv </li></ul><ul><li>Lower your overhead and debt, increase self-sufficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Become an investor - cultivate intimate knowledge, intimate networks, sphere of influence - become investment worthy </li></ul><ul><li>Play Solari Strategy - use the Popsicle Index to identify opportunities - build equity, rather than yield - cultivate transparency </li></ul><ul><li>Start or join a Solari Investor Circle asap </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><ul><li>Please visit the Solari website: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>solari.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Links to free resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solari Audio Seminars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign up for free updates </li></ul></ul>

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