You want to be free. Freedom comes from changing your mindset.

The path to true freedom takes courage. You will need to challenge much of what society, your schools, your government and your media has hypnotized you as the "Social Mantra". To break free you must put yourself first and to look to who you are and what you want to be. By learning how the bankster backed systems are enslaving you and breaking free from them, you can be wealthy, live a rich life and regain control of your time.

beUnconstrained.com is the story of Myles Wakeham, a contrarian, an immigrant and someone who questioned the social mantra from childhood. His stories, his discoveries, and his results are fascinating. Myles has no job, is financially independent, lives in multiple countries and pursues opportunities, projects and passion throughout the globe. If you want to learn the way contrarians think and live like this, then read Myles' Philosophy, listen to Myles' podcast and read his Articles and learn how to become truly unconstrained.

In the United States, from the ripe old age of 18, you begin to sell your future out to student loan debt. It continues throughout your life with mortgages, car loans, credit cards, etc. One day you realize your are not happy. You might look the part, but you sure do not feel it. You cannot afford to retire with dignity, you cannot afford to send the kids to college, and you realize the mistakes of your past are now due and payable. There is a better way though - I guess that is why you are here. Read our Philosophy and our Articles to learn how to break free of your shackles.

Episode 167 - Real Estate & Land (You’ll own nothing and be happy)

I’ve always been an advocate of making sure your physiological needs are in your control. But we live in a world where housing has become a reality TV show, rather than something that is critical to our survival. In this final episode of the series, ‘You will own nothing and be happy’ we are going to talk about shelter and where you live.

Episode 166 - Money (You’ll own nothing & be happy)

The world is rapidly shifting away from currency towards electronic payments. In fact, in some countries they have basically outlawed the very legal tender they were previously issuing. In this episode we discuss why this is all happening, and why – when it comes to money – You’ll own none and be happy, according to your central planners

Episode 165 - Technology (You’ll own nothing & be happy)

In our ongoing series of "You'll own nothing & be happy", this one is about technology. The truth that the industry probably doesn't want you to know about, and how you can reclaim your power and have it all for free.

Episode 164 - You’ll own nothing and be happy

The concept of ownership and property rights has been a core part of our history, our laws and our freedom. Most people believe they have the right to own title to things and protect those things – our homes, our businesses, our financial assets, etc. But we are moving towards a world of ‘You own nothing and be happy’ and this is being pushed upon us both aggressively through the WEF, but also covertly through the idea of the subscription model. In this episode, we are going to unveil the pure evil of this movement and what you can do to fight back and regain your control.

Episode 163 - Recession

In this episode I talk about the recession we find ourselves in, how similar and different it will be to past recessions, how to transition to it, how to prepare for it, and what opportunities it will present to contrarians and those seeking to be unconstrained.

RIP Gary Collins

It is with great sadness that I have to report the passing of my good friend and colleague, Gary Collins. Gary hosted the Simple Life Podcast, and was a best selling author, speaker, podcaster, with a message of how to life a Simple Life for all of us. Gary's legacy shall remain, and we shall be true to it here at beUnconstrained.com. RIP my friend.

Episode 162 - Human Psychology & Markets

As we move to a bear market and what some would call a recession, it is important to understand that markets are just collections of humans and their perception of value. Understanding that human mindset and how we deal with the changing times is important in positioning for growth in your asset investing.

Episode 161 - Balanced Frugality

We’ve probably all seen and be entertained by TV shows on Extreme Frugality – those people who do insane things to save money, dumpster diving, etc. They are obsessed with not spending money. On this episode I want to talk about balanced frugality. How you can do amazing things to save money, yet not be some oddball that others laugh at as you quest towards being unconstrained.

Episode 160 - Shadow Inflation

As I record this, the Fed Reserve is on the cusp of more interest rate increases in an attempt to curb inflation. But this is one big game of illusion, shadow economics and making numbers look the way you want to present them, rather than fixing the problems of the world population.

Episode 159 - Like a duck (in the crosshairs)

When you travel, you meet a lot of interesting people. If you are not from around their parts, they let their guard down and tell you what is really going on. These simple conversations are important to bring us back to reality and compare the contrarian lifestyle with the traditional. Oh, and there will be stories about ducks!

Episode 158 - De-Globalization

Since the 1990s, when China entered the World Trade Organization, there has been a euphoric move towards outsourcing to cheaper countries for manufacture and labor services. Although this brings down pricing, and helps curb inflation rise, it means the emerging market countries benefit while the client countries reduce expenses, but adjust their labor force accordingly. In this episode I want to explore the current and future trends of de-globalization, when countries retreat to their own borders and what both causes this, and what impact it has for all of us going forward.

Episode 157 - The story of Starlink & Rural Australia

Government & their best intentions can destroy the hope and future of a country. Whether it is from corruption, or just poor management, putting all of your faith & trust in central planners never seems to work out. In this episode, I tell the story of exactly that - government taking away the future from a country with so much promise and trying to sell it as a victory for the average Joe.

This Week in Freedom - March 4th 2022

We're doing something a bit special today. I'm releasing today's episode of This Week in Freedom, a podcast only normally available to my Patreon supporters, to the general public, and on the RSS Feed for The Unconstrained Podcast. Check it out here:

Live your life unconstrained - Interview with Myles Wakeham on Expat Money Show

Mikkel Thorup of the Expat Money Show interviewed me in detail about my story, financial sustainability, how it works for expats and how to live free and unconstrained. This is one of the best 1 hour summaries of what I teach, my back story and why I've come to these conclusions and how you can take advantages of my wins in life, and (hopefully) avoid the failures.

Myles Wakeham appearance on NTD News (TV) October 22nd 2021

Myles Wakeham appearance on NTD News (TV) on October 22nd 2021, discussing the impact on Bitcoin due to Walmart trialing the installation of a number of Coinstar machines that will convert coins to BTC in their stores. Check it out.

Myles is on The World According to Ben Stein

Myles was invited to be a guest on the legendary Ben Stein's show, "The World According to Ben Stein", with Ben, Judah Friedman and Gary Collins. Check it out on Rumble (link provided in the description).

What the capital gains tax hike means to you

The announcement came on ‘Earth day’ in April, that the Biden administration will make good on their campaign promise of increasing taxes on rich people. I’ve done complete podcast episodes on his proposed fiscal policy when President Biden was running for office, and it is bittersweet that I write this article within 1 week of releasing a podcast episode entitled ‘Don’t be rich’. Well it seems that the day has come and soon we will know the full details of the capital gains tax hike. Let’s talk about what this means for the unconstrained and those seeking financial sustainability.

Myles is an in-studio guest on Lynette Zang’s Coffee with Lynette show on YouTube

Myles sits down in studio with the famous Lynette Zang, Chief Market Analyst at ITM Trading, to talk about being a contrarian, why doing the opposite of everyone else gives the best results, gold, bitcoin, etc.

Myles Wakeham interviewed on the New Town, Big Dreams podcast

Myles is interviewed on Luke Menkes' "New Town, Big Dreams" podcast in Canada this week. You can hear/download the interview here. This 1 hour interview covered topics unexpected, COVID, Myles' journey, the lessons learned and the fails along the way. Enjoy!

Myles Wakeham interviewed on Jaded 80s Baby Podcast

In late 2020, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Derek Phifer, located in Spain, and having a talk about life, the universe & everything. Derek's story about moving from the USA to Spain to find opportunities is great, and the perfect compliment to my own tales of traversing the globe in search of opportunities.

This 30 minute interview will explain it all

If you are looking for a quick overview to beUnconstrained and why we do what we do, this is a great one. This interview was done on February 16th 2021, with Myles Wakeham on the Work-Life YouTube channel and is a must see. Myles questions why people work in the first place, how most of society is following a path that will end badly and what you can do about it.

We are constrained to live in the US medical “Nanny State”

While politicians have had a field day talking up a good game on the campaign trail, now that things should be back to business again, how about we start to empower people to take control of their bodies and their health again? In this article I deep dive why the elephant in the room of high medical costs in the USA isn’t healthy for anyone.

Financially Rich vs. Financially Sustainable - What’s right for you?

I wanted to single out two schools of thought when it comes to money. Those that pursue being rich, and those that pursue being financially sustainable. Both share the same goal of being financially free, but often the road to get there is very different. In this article I want to discuss these two strategies, and let you decide what path is best for you.

Finding stable opportunities in a world of chaos

I’m sure, by now, you are over 2020. Between COVID, Climate Change and now the weirdest presidential election I’ve ever seen in my live, I think most of us just want to brush aside 2020 and move on to better days. We cry out for stability and that we can start to see things clearly, but so many obstacles stand in our way. In this article I’m going to give you some basic ideas on how to find stability for your investments in this highly chaotic world we find ourselves in, so that you can see things a bit clearer than everyone else.

How COVID19 exposed the weakness in our personal finance strategies

I recently responded to a posting that someone made who had an unexpected work related injury, found themselves without work and relying on workers compensation insurance payments to survive. I realized that this unexpected disruption to income is not dissimilar to those who have lost income or a job due to COVID19. I want to do a quick debrief with you in this article, and look for what we did right and what we could all do better in case of an adverse event.

Global outsourcing is the death of your high paying US salary in 2020

The Internet giveth and the Internet taketh away. If you have been enjoying big salaries at your middle class or tech job, might be time to consider cashing in your chips. The remote worker revolution might not be your friend after all. Consider this a warning.

Yes, you should be worried about civil unrest in the USA

The growing levels of riots, looting, violence on the streets, etc. have never been more intense today than at any time over the past 30 years that I’ve lived in the USA.  My first experiences of it started in about 1992 during the Los Angeles Riots in which an onlooker video taped the beating of Rodney King, causing the city to turn to violence.  But that was nothing compared to the constant barrage of violence since then all over the USA.  I want to talk about what I think is really driving this, and why this isn’t going to stop any time soon.

The real answer to why you are not getting the results you want

To quote a prominent psychologist, Dr. Bruce Lipton: "Yes, we’ve been programmed. The vast majority of programs are negative and dis-empowering. So yes, the vast majority of people on this planet are having that negative experience as well. So the next most important thing now is to recognize, “Well, if I’m not getting what I want is because the universe is not giving it to me?” and the answer is almost inevitably “No”, it’s because of your own program that’s invisible, operating 95% of the day, is keeping it away from you!"

A place for us - somewhere, a place for us

Yes, it’s a blatant quote of Barbara Streisand, but the reality is that in a world where the rich get richer, the big get bigger and the small are trampled, how does someone who is trying to just get by, not create any ripples and be financially sustainable survive?

The rise & rise of Bitcoin

There are two types of people who try to make money - investors & speculators. Investors are looking at fundamentals, long term positioning, etc. Speculators are looking to make quick bucks on fast trading. How does Bitcoin fit into this?

Welcome to ‘The Jetsons’ economy

Looking at the equity markets, it seems that we have reached the new age of the Nasdaq dominating the markets. Whereas regular, traditional stocks are seeing a decline in value as they are reacting more normally to the recessionary economy, the tech stocks are offsetting that with stellar earnings. What will the markets look like in 5 years time?

FIRE principles don’t work in 2020 - Let’s change them to what does

There are a bunch of reasons why FIRE isn’t going to work in 2020, whether you are looking to start the journey, or if you are on or through it. This article gives you the details of why it won't work, and what you can do to pivot and make regaining control of your future something that is within your grasp today.

Why you are broke (and what you can do to fix it)

If you are one of the 78% of people living pay check to pay check, you’ve been lied to. By your parents, your government, your friends, your teachers and your banks. I’m going to give you some tough love and some hope if you want to change things, because it CAN be changed.

The fear of breaking free of employment

The guy trying to swindle you on the side of the road in Las Vegas with his ball & cup trick is your government. While they are trying to tell you that up is down, right is left, etc. you should realize that the statistics that we have been hypnotized to focus on - particularly employment numbers, are relevant only to a bygone age and do nothing to help you live a rich & meaningful life today. This is the time you should break free of employment and become unconstrained.

The Bleeding Obvious and why you are not allowing yourself to be rich

I was watching TV this morning and on Bloomberg they were showing the price of a barrel of Brent Oil at $32. About 3 months prior I had a chat with a friend of mine when oil was basically $10 a barrel, saying that this can’t last and the world has to keep the lights on, so oil will go back up. We tripled our money on the bleeding obvious. But why is it that others didn’t see this, yet lost their jobs, lost money in the stock market, etc?

Why the US Government Stimulus checks are the most stupid idea ever

I just received the $1,200 stimulus check from the US government. This is the most stupid pandering effort I’ve ever seen. But guess what... That check paid for exactly what my monthly health insurance premium was, so basically... poof! It’s gone. Meanwhile most of the western world offer health care for free, so how is this actually helping?

Escaping the banking cartel - An interview with Andreas M. Antonopoulos

In this video interview, Myles Wakeham sits down with the legendary Andreas M. Antonopoulos, the guy who literally wrote the book on Bitcoin, to talk about how the banksters have taken our freedom from us an what we can all do about it.

Why I hate the stock market

I get a lot of flack for not showing undying love for the US stock market. The truth is that I see it more of a casino than a true market. In this article I’m going break down my reasons for my disdain at equities and why they don’t represent at all the health of the economy.

The economy after COVID19

All this shall pass. Eventually this virus will become either part of our subconcious lives or a cure or vaccine will be unleashed onto the world. The 12 months or so of time will pass quickly before we are out of the woods, but what will day to day life really look like in Q3,Q4 of 2020 and beyond?

Myles is a guest on Rethinking the Dollar

Myles is a guest on today's Q&A show of "Rethinking the Dollar" and covers how to survive and thrive in the current and coming depression by using financial sustainability & SMART Income.

US Small businesses false sense of security

The economic and COVID19 pandemic that has hit the USA has affected small businesses greater than most, as they have fewer means to combat shutdowns. Layoffs and furloughs have turned over 16 million to unemployment. Meanwhile the SMB owners thought they were going to get some govt assistance. Think again.

Those with the most to lose

Business as we know it is disrupted, but not in a good way.  The human natural need for socialization is being threatened as we are told to shelter in place, and the biggest immediate impact is our ability to transact.  Electronic forms of transactions are strong and remain, but human to human interaction is minimized.  Who is most at risk here, and how do you reduce the risk factor?

The positive side of bushfires (and other calamities)

When things look pretty bad, everything is burning up around you and you are looking at the smoldering ashes of something that once was valued and pristine, chin up. It isn’t that bad. And maybe it is needed - in a good way...

Re-focus on sustainability

The last few weeks have been living hell if you are vested in the DJIA. For those of us who chose to distance ourselves from stocks & counter party risk, we’re doing fine. But those that didn’t, came face to face with the fact that on a planet with finite resources, betting on infinite growth doesn’t end well.

The real cost of your wage-slave lifestyle

If you are awake for 16 hours a day, and at least 8 of those hours, 5 days a week, are devoted to serving your boss, then you have given up a minimum of 35% of your life to your employer. More than likely it is closer to 50%. How can you look yourself in the mirror with pride doing that? Or be present for your kids or your spouse? Who's really more important here?

Retirement = Death

According to a 2016 study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College on the Mortality Effects of Retirement, it is clear that “There may be an increase in mortality risks when people stop work.” This mirrors my own experience with Retirement and underscores the importance of removing the word Retirement from our vocabulary.

My own personal disaster with retirement

When I was 32, I retired. It didn’t end well. This is my retirement story. Take from it what you can. Life isn't experienced in some cubicle somewhere, but the majority of people I talk to who are embracing FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) don't really understand what life looks like on the other side of the retirement line and why they might want to rethink their goals.

Mexico Medical Tourism - The raw truth of having major surgery in Guadalajara (Part 2 of 2)

I have had my surgery in Mexico. For anyone that wants an honest accounting of the process and costs, I have laid it all out in detail here. I cover the emotional doubts, fear of surgery in a foreign land, financial truth and the outcome. You be the judge of whether this is right for you. For me, it was. Spoiler Alert: It cost me less than 1/10th of the US Price.

Mexico Medical Tourism - Putting yourself first for a change (Part 1 of 2)

It can be a frightening thing - choosing to go to a foreign country to get major surgery. The vast majority of us find that a bridge too far to cross. I took the leap of faith, and I have begun the journey. This article (and hopefully the one that will follow it after my surgery is completed) will give a totally fact based account of the experience so you can see if something like this makes sense for you.

Forget education - LEARN TO SURF!

Given the choice of going to school or surfing, if you live near the ocean it is a pretty easy one to make. But has anyone ever told you that surfing is really the best education you can have?

Medical tourism in Mexico | How to save up to 75% on your dental costs

We should all take the best care of our teeth. But in the USA, costs are outrageous. Insurance doesn't cover most dental procedures and patients are often presented with $10K+ bills for basic dental work. If they realized there was a better option right on their doorstep, this could all be avoided. Welcome to medical tourism, and the border town of Los Algodones, Mexico.

The path to a 100% financially sustainable life

In previous articles, I have stated that the concept of FI (Financial Independence) is flawed. Although the pursuit of it is admirable, the fact is that few FI followers have been able to do this through bear markets. Consequently putting yourself on that path has some dangers. I prefer to concept of "financial sustainability" and this article gives you tangible steps to take to achieve that.

Can FI followers survive a bear market?

There is a lot of interest in the FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) movement, but I am skeptical of whether those that achieve FI during a bull market have what it takes to make it through a bear market...

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