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Why Billionaires Continue To Work Despite Their Wealth

Quora | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business

Elon Musk doesn't sit down at his desk every day and think, "Have I made enough money to quit and travel the world yet?" Warren Buffett doesn't get to Berkshire Hathaway head office in the morning and check his portfolio and say, "Can I afford to pay off my mortgage and live off dividends for the rest of my life?"

Dwelling in Divine Providence: A Introduction to Sukkot for 2015/ 5776

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

Called simply "The Festival," Jewish history books record Sukkot as was one of the greatest festivals anywhere in the ancient world. Thousands of musicians, performance artists and dancers filled the streets of ancient Jerusalem. It was a spiritual Carnival.

Five Ways to Beat Others in the Stock Market

Timothy Sykes | Posted 09.24.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

The stock market is a difficult and often competitive game, and one that can come with its fair share of letdowns. Approximately 90% of traders will lose money; 70% or more of mutual fund managers fail to beat the S&P 500 each year.

Is Rising Global Inequality a Form of Global Apartheid?

Marie Clarke | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Marie Clarke

At this moment in America, and around the world, the gap between the most wealthy and those living in the deepest poverty continues to grow, and the reality of the rich and the reality of the poor can feel like two different worlds altogether.

Wealth Gap Widens Along Race Lines

MoneyTips | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business

Using data from the Survey of Consumer Finances conducted by the Federal Reserve, researchers have shown that the median net worth of white households has risen slightly while those of black and Hispanic households have fallen dramatically.

Why Every Successful Person Has a Roadmap

Brian de Haaff | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

If you don't have a roadmap you are likely to suffer. The challenges of life make it easy to lose your way or whip-saw yourself in different directions. And when you do your progress towards your next step and your long-term target will be stunted.

Rethinking the American Dream Ahead of the Paris Talk

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.11.2015 | Green
Andrew Lam

Once upon a time, frugality was also a virtue in America, but that no longer seems to be the case. These days the average American produces about 130 pounds of garbage each month.

We Welcome You Pope Francis

Rev. Dr. Sunny Farley | Posted 09.09.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Sunny Farley

You have shown us that the love of Christ is meant for all people -- not just those who adhere to the Christian faith. You have reminded us that Christians are commanded to love others as ourselves, and that means loving others with everything, from our finances to our government policies.

7 Ways to Transform Your Money Mindset

Elyse Santilli | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

When you know what abundance means to you, you can start taking baby steps to cultivate the feeling of abundance on a daily basis.

10 Well-Kept Secrets That All Billionaires Know

Quora | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business

I spent a few hours with a billionaire today, who was telling me things that I never hear about in the mainstream/lamestream media.

Why We Should Talk to Our Kids About Class and Privilege

Lori Day | Posted 08.31.2015 | Parents
Lori Day

I remember the very first, rather generic conversation I had with my daughter when she was in elementary school about how her life compared with the lives of other children on this planet.

The One Sign Your Startup Will Make You Rich

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.25.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Who is going to be the next unicorn? Everyone always want to know. You hear news stories about them all the time -- these mythical companies that seem to appear from nowhere, bolstered by massive funding rounds.

The Federal Reserve Board and the War for Poverty

Dean Baker | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

It is important that the public have a clear idea of what is at stake in the Fed's decisions on interest rates. While many politicians and policy experts are grappling with ways to try to lower the poverty rate, the Fed will be directly preventing people from seeing pay increases.

Asset Building and the Path to a "Universal Fix" to Poverty

Ben Hecht | Posted 08.20.2015 | Impact
Ben Hecht

While the debate about relief programs has become, unfortunately, deeply politicized, if we are serious about addressing poverty and inequality, we will need to get beyond the rhetoric to really hone in on what elements have worked and where there is room for improvement.

4 Penny Stock Trading Lessons from Billionaire Warren Buffett

Timothy Sykes | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

If "living simply" to you means not having to go to a job you hate every morning and enjoying a millionaire lifestyle instead, that's fine - go after it. But if all you want is to live simply with your expenses covered and your family comfortable? That's fine too.

Study: Older Adults Decide It's Never Too Late to Switch Spiritual Homes

David Briggs | Posted 09.08.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Research in the emerging field of religion and aging suggests significant relations between an active religious life and positive health outcomes, from lower rates of depression to reduced death anxiety. The upshot for congregations: Do not take older worshippers for granted.

Mar-A-Lago, the TRUMP Winter White House

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 08.11.2015 | Entertainment
Sugar Rautbord

Everyone is talking Trump. The no-holds-barred billionaire businessman has riled up discontented conservatives and brought to light policy concerns th...

Here's Why Your Upbringing Doesn't Dictate Your Success

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

Moral of the story is that hard work will always prevail, and you should not downplay someone else's success just because they might have had a more privileged upbringing. That doesn't mean they didn't have to work hard to get to where they are today.

The Double Segregation

Seetha Sundaresan | Posted 08.07.2015 | Black Voices
Seetha Sundaresan

I can think of 100s of things that the US is great at. I can think of another 100 reasons why I choose to live here. But when it comes to the above mentioned double segregation of race and income, I am definitely saddened and shocked by what I see day-to-day.

Ask the Experts: 10 Simple Ways to Take Action Today to Create the Life You Want to Live

Leisa Peterson | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Leisa Peterson

I've interviewed 28 thought-leading entrepreneurs from around the world. What they collectively taught me has blown my mind. Even if you haven't participated, this is powerful information you won't want to be without.

Are Women Invisible After Age 50?

Nancy Deville | Posted 08.07.2015 | Women
Nancy Deville

I'm a fiction writer too, but my rejections aren't based on unconscious biases. They are fully aware, awake, slap you across the face with reality biases. I am an older woman writing about older women.

A Man Is Not a Financial Plan

Emma Isaacs | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Emma Isaacs

Ever since I was really young I've wanted to be financially independent. I don't know where that came from, but for as long as I can remember I've wanted to be successful on my own, not rely on anyone else, and never have to worry about money.

How You Can Work Less and Get Rich

Brian de Haaff | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Brian de Haaff

Which part of the title interested you most -- working less? More money? Or both? Most people I know like both equally. You know the get-rich fantasy images -- the boat, the car, the big house, the life of leisure. It looks so easy.

The Lion, the Lamb and What They Show Us About Ourselves

V.R. Marianne Zahn | Posted 08.04.2015 | Religion
V.R. Marianne Zahn

When King David slept with another man's wife, a prophet came to him and told him about a rich man stealing a poor man's pet lamb who was like a member of the family. David, outraged by the story, said the rich man had no pity and deserved to die. T

Bernie Sanders, Open Borders and a Serious Route to Global Equality

Dean Baker | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Dean Baker

There is at least one candidate who may support policies that will make it easier for people in developing countries to benefit from the knowledge the world has accumulated over many thousands of years. This can make a huge difference in their lives.