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Natalie Pace
Natalie Pace is the author of The Gratitude Game, The ABCs of Money and You Vs. Wall Street, and the founder and CEO of the Women's Investment Network, LLC, at She is a repeat guest on CNBC, ABC, Fox News,, NPR and more. As a philanthropist, she has helped to raise more than two million for Los Angeles public schools and financial literacy. For more information please visit, Follow Natalie Pace on and on

Entries by Natalie Pace

Genius Award Economist on Fed Leverage, ObamaCare, Obesity and L.A. Traffic

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2015 | 3:54 PM

Interview with Professor Kevin M. Murphy, the George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Kevin M. Murphy was the first business school professor to be chosen as a MacArthur Genius Award recipient for his work on wage...

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The Origin of Money Is Gratitude

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 1:03 PM

The origin of money is gratitude, not Wall Street, not the Federal Reserve and not the Illuminati. We lose track of this because "money" has become the dominant way that we exchange our gifts and talents in today's world.

Because we seek security, comfort, status and protection for ourselves...

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The Greatest Gifts Are Priceless Memories

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2014 | 12:06 PM

It's easy to get caught up in consumerism every Christmas, taking one dreaded day to slog through a sea of people in the malls and dig for that discount-priced trinket that won't embarrass you too much when the person you love tears open your fairly lousy gift. Beyond all that...

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Could Tasers and Cameras Have Saved the Life of Michael Brown?

(2) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 11:49 PM

Interview with Rick Smith, CEO, Taser International.

In the wake of the tragic fatalities of two unarmed men - Michael Brown in Ferguson and Eric Garner in Staten Island - attention has turned to possible solutions. One that President Obama has proposed is to put cameras...

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Kick the 10 Bad Habits of the Chronically Indebted

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 2:09 PM

Is your home underwater? Do you owe more on your credit cards than you earn each month? Is your tax bill more than 1/3 of your income? Do you have every insurance policy that the salesman offers? Have you been telling yourself that you'll save/invest money someday after you pay...

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The Words We Need to Ban to Help End Violence Against Women

(0) Comments | Posted November 24, 2014 | 12:48 AM

We no longer use racial slurs, which were used to debase and promote violence against ethnic groups in years past. For the same reason, I'm encouraging everyone to stop using the word "whore" and two other words that promote violence against women.

I hope you'll take a moment to...

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The Gratitude Game: 21 Days to a Healthier, Wealthier, More Beautiful You

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 3:24 PM

Day 3: Gratitude
Today's Mantra: Gratitude

The Origin of Money is Gratitude

Let go of thinking for a moment, and just imagine, without judgment, this concept: The origin of money is gratitude. This is very, very difficult to understand. Even for spiritual people.

Have you ever experienced a...

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The Father of Freakonomics

(0) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 10:24 AM

The Memorial Service of Nobel Prize-winning economist and University of Chicago Professor Gary S. Becker.

It was a cold, blustery day in Chicago on Halloween. I braced myself against the wind and winced at the waves in Lake Michigan, as them roiled and hurled themselves onto Lake Shore Drive,...

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The NFL, Ray Rice, Whoopings and the Dalai Lama's Peace Zone.

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2014 | 11:34 AM

The NFL has been tackled this year by violence - domestic violence, whoopings and concussions. I'll leave the sport and its rules to the NFL, but the issue of violence in the home is one that we should be long past by now. And the problem will not be solved...

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2015: The Year of the Woman: Interview With Alisa Miller, President and CEO of Public Radio International.

(0) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 7:19 PM

Public Radio International commits to an 18-month long feature on the power of women to fuel economic development and improved medical care around the world.

2015 marks the 20-year celebration of the 1995 United Nations Conference on Women, which was held in Beijing. At that...

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Promoting President Obama's Clean Energy Economy

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 10:50 AM

Interview with Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., the director of the Center for the New Energy Economy.


Over the last decade, Colorado has emerged to boast one of the most aggressive clean energy standards in the United States -- something that began under the...

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Why Sports Stars Crash and Burn Within 5 Years of Retirement.

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 3:45 PM

With 10 ways to get rich and stay rich.

Athletes and lottery winners, or anyone else who finds a pot of gold without getting the money smarts necessary to keep it, very often find themselves broke. We've heard about the most spectacular falls -- such as Mike Tyson and...

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Obama to Boehner: Do Something

(5) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 11:30 AM

Includes a Report Card on the Economy Under the Obama Administration.

President Barack Obama spoke on the morning of July 9, 2014 in Denver's Cheesman Park to a select group of sympathetic citizens, who were there by invitation only. The President was packing a big smile for...

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Rich People Don't Put Money in Jars

(0) Comments | Posted June 30, 2014 | 6:22 PM

Lottery winners, athletes and other instant millionaires, who haven't adopted the strategies of the wealthy, often find themselves broke within a few years of their windfall. Meanwhile, many European royals and American aristocrats preserve their estates through the centuries. What do the wealthy know that you don't?

Here are...

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From Commander in Chief to Chief Commitment Officers

(1) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 4:09 PM

He was the first person in his family to go to college. He went on to become the third youngest President of the United States, at age 46. The story of William Jefferson Clinton is one that is uniquely American -- ripe with education, opportunity and upward mobility that is...

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Bike To Work Day

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 6:12 PM

Today, tens of thousands of Coloradans are garaging their car and hitting Colorado's bike trails to commute into work for Colorado's annual Bike to Work Day. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock pedaled the Cherry Creek Trail into the Denver...

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How Much Will Iraq Cost U.S.?

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 9:00 AM

This week, as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) soldiers pushed into Iraq, seizing cities, U.S.-made war supplies, Central Bank cash and gold bouillon, oil prices jumped to almost $107/barrel. A year ago, a barrel of oil sold for $89. Pump prices are smacking historic highs, putting the...

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The Magic Behind Apps: An Interview With Qlik Tech CEO Lars Bjork

(1) Comments | Posted June 5, 2014 | 3:14 AM

Lars Bjork, recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Technology, 2010
Over the past few years, there has been an explosion of applications, particularly in mobile. Everything from instant stock quotes, to weather forecasts and GPS navigation are...
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The 9/11 Museum Dedication -- A Profile of Two Unsung Heroes of 9/11

(0) Comments | Posted May 15, 2014 | 2:17 PM

This week, President Obama spoke at the dedication of the 911 Museum, which opens to the public on May 21, 2014. The museum is a very personal monument to the lives of those Forever Fallen and Forever Remembered in this tragic chapter of terrorism and U.S. history. There you'll see...

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Learn Healthy Fiscal Habits for a Fun, Fabulous and Debt-Free Life!

(0) Comments | Posted May 5, 2014 | 12:42 PM

Whether we are talking about the perfect body or the perfect bottom line, a sustainable, new you is created through a healthy regimen that includes diet and exercise.

So... here are 11 ways to get fiscally fit once and for all, so that prosperity and abundance become your daily...

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