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The Risks of CBDC & How to Protect Your Money

Written By Millen Livis

For centuries, cash and traditional banking services have been the go-to for financial transactions. But now, central banks want to change it and offer their own digital currency.

The official idea behind CBDC is to provide a digital alternative to cash and traditional banking services, and to increase financial inclusion for people who don’t have access to banks.

But this is NOT a complete picture!

As you may know POWER and MONEY are closely interconnected.

Power implies control and CASH is not easy to control…. Government-controlled digital currency implies full control over your financial life…

There’re some serious dangers to this whole CBDC thing!

Let’s go over some of the dangers together:

1.   The risk of cyberattacks.

Digital currencies are prone to being hacked, and central banks would need to invest a ton of money in cybersecurity to prevent their CBDC from being hacked.

With all transactions taking place in a digital environment, hackers and other malicious actors have greater opportunities to steal funds or personal information.

Cybersecurity breaches could lead to significant financial losses and personal harm.

THAT could lead to major financial instability and possibly even collapse of the whole system. Yikes!

2.   The risk of privacy violations.

CBDC would be a centralized currency, which means that every transaction would be recorded by the central bank.

This would give the central bank access to everyone’s financial data, and this personal financial data could be used for surveillance…. similar to Chinese Communist Party’s social credit score system.

Government may influence how you spend your money… if you buy too much alcohol or donate to associations that are not supported by the government, you can be fined or, worse, your access to digital money can be blocked.

Yes, Digital currencies allow for transactions to be tracked and monitored, which can give governments unprecedented access to your financial information.

This raises concerns about government surveillance and the potential for abuse.

It could lead to serious invasion of privacy, and it could make people lose trust in the financial system.

Nobody wants the Big Brother watching their every financial move, right?

3.   The risk of financial instability.

If CBDC leads to a significant shift away from cash and traditional banking services, it could create a scenario in which people would rush to withdraw their funds from banks.

The whole banking system may collapse, which will create a major financial chaos.

The central bank would need to manage the transition to CBDC very carefully to make sure this doesn’t happen.

You don’t wanna end up with no money to buy your overpriced eggs and veggies, right? LOL

4.    The risk of centralization.

As I mentioned earlier, CBDC would be a centralized currency, meaning that the central bank would have total control over the monetary system.

This could lead to a loss of financial freedom and, pretty much, complete government control over your financial life.

That would be a serious threat to your individual rights and freedom and would clear the path to government overreach and the potential for abuse.

You don’t wanna lose your financial freedom, right?!

Here’s the thing…

Time is running out!

The implementation of the Central Bank Digital Currency is on the horizon, and you need to prepare yourself NOW.

Here’s HOW:

1.   Educate yourself about the risks and benefits of CBDC.

Learn about the cybersecurity risks, the privacy concerns, and the potential impact on financial freedom.

There’s a ton of information out there, so start doing your research now. Watching this episode of my show is great start!! J

2.   Make sure your digital security is top-notch.

Use strong passwords, keep your antivirus software up-to-date, and avoid clicking on suspicious links or downloading unknown software.

Also, protect yourself by using two-factor authentication when you login to data-sensitive sites.

CBDC is a digital currency, so you’ll need to make sure your digital assets are secure.

3.   Diversify your financial assets.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket – spread your money across different types of assets, investments and accounts. Diversify your money among cash, value / dividend-paying stocks, gold and silver, cryptocurrency, or other assets….

For example, investing in precious metals offers a tangible, reliable, and stable investment option that can be easily bought and sold.

Whether you’re a short-term or long-term investor, investing in precious metals is an excellent way to safeguard your financial future.

And by spreading investments across multiple assets, you reduce your risk by being exposed to any single asset class.

This will help you minimize the risk that CBDC can cause on the banks in a form of financial instability.

4.   Consider using alternative payment methods.

While CBDC may become the new norm, it’s still important to have other payment options available.

Make sure you’re familiar with different payment methods and have them set up and ready to use (e.g. debit cards, PayPal, or cryptocurrency).

5.   Become financially savvy – stay informed and engaged.  

Advocate for policies that protect financial freedom and privacy, and stay up-to-date with the latest developments on CBDC.

By being financially savvy, by staying informed and engaged, you can help shape the future of CBDC and ensure that it’s implemented in a way that benefits everyone… as much as possible.

So, there you have it – some actionable steps you can take to prepare for the CBDC implementation.

Don’t wait until it’s too late – start taking action now.

To win the money game you’ve got to know your available options and choose them strategically!

Financial ignorance is VERY expensive!

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To Your Health, Wealth, and Freedom!

Millen Livis, MS, MBA

Holistic Financial Independence Mentor

About the Author

Millen is a Wealth architect and Financial Independence Coach, entrepreneur, and a bestselling author. Being a Possibilities' Catalyst, she uses her intuition, business, and investment expertise to support entrepreneurial women (like you) who want to master their money, live their purpose achieve financial prosperity and freedom. With her physics and business education, corporate and entrepreneurial experience, money management know-how, mindfulness practices and transformational coaching skills, Millen has a unique ability to guide and support clients in achieving extraordinary success in their lives.

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