Real estate investing, even on a very small scale, remains a tried and true means of building an individual's cash flow and wealth.
Good entrepreneurs are community builders, actively involved with their communities and dedicated to the community's well being. If you're dedicated to your community, it will be dedicated to you.
For something to collapse, not all systems have to shut down. In most cases, just one system is enough. For example, the human body is a system of systems. If just one system, such as the cardiovascular system, shuts down, death follows.
Managing your own property can be a full-time job.
Change your focus from making money to serving more people. Serving people makes the money come in.