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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.

What These 12 Highly Successful People Worry About Every Day

GOBankingRates | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business

Check out what these 12 leaders spend their time stressing over and the habits they put in place to quell their worries. It might just help you develop a money-winning habit of your own.

In Conversation with Myles Little

Adriana Teresa Letorney | Posted 07.27.2015 | Arts
Adriana Teresa Letorney

Myles Little is a staff photo editor at Time Magazine since 2011. He is curating "The One Percent Show," an exhibit of documentary photos about wealth inequality that includes some of the best photographers in the world

Slotted Spoons

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.27.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Friends and Envy: When Your Friends Have More -- and When They Have Less

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 07.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Remember why you're friends in the first place. Don't judge them for what they have -- what they wear, the trips they take, the house they live in -- but for who they are, and how they treat you.

Distributing Growth for the Benefit of All

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.24.2015 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

If you need proof of how the modern welfare state can miss the mark, just look at the rising level of social inequality in much of the developed world.

From Breakdown to Virtual CEO in Just One Year: One Entrepreneur's Tale

Leisa Peterson | Posted 07.24.2015 | Business
Leisa Peterson

After three and a half years of 15-hour work days, Chris Ducker -- who today is a serial entrepreneur and author of "Virtual Freedom," suffered a severe physical breakdown that knocked him off his feet and landed him in the hospital for a week and a half. "I was diagnosed with acute exhaustion," he said. "My body had literally given up."

5 Reasons People With A Lot of Money Lose it All

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Steve Siebold

They say history has a way of repeating itself, and that certainly seems to be the case when it comes to big name celebrities losing substantial amounts of wealth.

"Rich Parents" Not The Trait That All Financially Well-Off Millennials Share

Richard Lorenzen | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Richard Lorenzen

The Atlantic published an article last week attempting to pinpoint the differentiating factor in the majority of, or rather "all Millenials," financial standing. They concluded that the answer was rich parents.

7 Facts from the 2015 Forbes Billionaire List That'll Give You Epic Motivation

Timothy Sykes | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

Let this list of billionaire facts inspire you, and use the fact that so many of the list's members have built their own fortunes to motivate you to grow your own. It's absolutely possible - you just have to be willing to change your mindset and work hard.

Wealth - A Decent Ambition

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.22.2015 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

We cannot take today's wealth for granted. Where there is no growth, there will be no wealth. This might sound obvious, but it is a truth we need to be reminded of, not only when it comes to distributing wealth but also when it comes to appreciating the roots of wealth.

T. Harv Eker on Mindful Wealth, How to Succeed, and Life in the Fast Lane

Leisa Peterson | Posted 07.20.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Leisa Peterson

They say money won't buy happiness but, according to "Secrets of The Millionaire Mind" author and creator of 11 personal development courses including...

The Not-So-Secret Reason Why Women Lack Political Power

Charlotte Hill | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics
Charlotte Hill

When these economic elites are predominantly male -- the names of Jeb Bush's super PAC donors read like a bachelor party guest list -- this means that American public policy is disproportionately influenced by men. Decisions about whether to prioritize issues like paid sick leave, affordable child care, birth control access and equal pay are not ultimately made by the people they impact most: women.

20 Lessons Learned from Losing 20 Pounds in 1 Month

Timothy Sykes | Posted 07.17.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

I have to be honest with you guys - I let my health slip a bit over the past year. Juggling trading penny stocks and teaching others to do the same doesn't leave me a lot of time for healthy living, and even that limited time got eaten up by all the work I put into my 35-hour "How to Make Millions" course.