I think this area conceptually is too influenced by the thinking stemming from what is "taxable income", i.e. the view of central government. You are only considered self-supporting when someone can steal part of your income. But are you really self-supporting when relying on buying goods as a means of living? This is all meant to keep you dependent on very large social systems with highly specialized "jobs", none of which leads to any chance of survival, should this system break down.
Where we are currently, these are very important things to consider. You may not have any other chance than to play along, for now. But in the longer perspective, say 2025 as the far end, I think you need to be able to look for another understanding of what is needed.
There have been too many messages from unrelated sources, correlating to create an image of what is to come. Before this illusion of where we are now can fall, we'll probably have to play out the last bit as were it a play on stage.
Prices are already rising. Energy supplies are running short. At this point it doesn't matter if this is artificially created by a shadow government or if it's organic. There may not even be a difference. It's been suggested (and I think this is sensible) that the market was already going down before covid, lockdowns were a way to halt the process. What took place was a transfer of ownership and power to certain elites, small businesses went down as a result. Meanwhile it looked like it was caused by a pandemic, but there were signs this would have happened anyway.
For one thing, the kitsunes who usually fight among themselves and never agree on anything, suddenly appeared to me sitting in disciplined lines. They sent 3 vixens for me to teach the shielding magic I've used to influence the outcome of battles in recent wars. They said they>need it do protect Japan in the war
and they were very serious about it, giving off an air of urgency. Yuuka said Japan>will do well in China if they are allowed to fight as they used to
strongly implying there will be a Japanese invasion of China, following a USA vs China war over Taiwan. You can forget Ukraine once things start moving for real, it won't be important. No one will produce anything in Chinese factories once this starts. With no cheap goods, how will you live?
Start by considering this seriously.