Bleak dark days, it's terrible, the financial time of plenty is over, and it's gonna be hard, harder than it was, woe woe woe...
Nevertheless, life was never easy. In the last 10-15 years, we had a boom time, and things aren't going to be that easy after the great recession, which ain't over, and we're slipping back into.
But I worked my ass off through the boom time and came out making less than my bills anyway. I had to shake my money maker to break even. I may have squandered away opportunities I missed at the time, in honest ignorance, missed the boat, missed the fad.
But so the fuck what?
The same principles that made money in rich times make money in poor times. Apply what you've learned in the spiritual worlds to your physical life, and make some bank, if that's what you need.
Money isn't shit to the magician. That ain't why we're here. Focus on the End Goal, and you'll find money is just ... I mean, it's as common as dirt. You want money, you work for it. There are patterns that work, A+B=C and shit. Jason's just written a Sorcerer's guide to money, Financial Sorcery. I haven't had friggin' time to read it (because I decided to spend 18 lame-ass months making money to launch my international occult rock star career), but if it's anything like Strategic Sorcery, or his Financial Magic talks I've seen at Crucible, dude, you can't lose. He lays shit out practically, focused on the things that work, and he names names to call on for help.
Money's easy. Especially for magicians.
It's time that's the motherfucker.