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Travel Like a Pro Without Bankrupting Your Savings

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 09.17.2014 | Travel
Amandah Blackwell

You have the option to spend thousands of dollars on a luxury vacation, and there's nothing wrong with that. Or, you could travel on a budget. Either way, learn how to save for travel and take a vacation each year.

10 Iconic Photos Of Occupy Wall Street, 3 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.17.2014 | Business

Wednesday marks the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement. On September 17, 2011, demonstrators descended on lower Manhattan to prot...

Scottish Independence and Our Political Natures

David Miles | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
David Miles

The only mention of Scotland in Avi Tuschman's Our Political Nature is a reference to the dangers of inbreeding among Hebridean bumblebees, yet the author's anthropological examination of what divides groups in societies offers plenty of food.

Investing for Impact to 'Save the World'

Pioneers for Change | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

When I was 17, I was rather intent on doing something to "save the world", which is not so unusual at an age where your ideals drive a lot of your ambitions. What perhaps was unusual was that I was already resolute on my plan to do so.

Start Small, Keep the Day Job (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 09.11.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

Have you ever said that you would start a company or project if you only had the free time? While being busy is perfectly understandable in a societ...

Beyond the Paradox: Realising Africa's Agricultural Revolution (AGRF 2014)

Liz Wilson | Posted 09.10.2014 | Impact
Liz Wilson

Africa spends about $35 billion per year importing food. Imagine if it went to our farmers and fishing communities instead. Attending the Alliance f...

How to Master the 5 Stages of Life

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Although certain phases pass more smoothly than others, recognizing the tides of life grants us the inner fortitude to confront our circumstances with awareness and acceptance. After all, hope is a simple reminder that momentary sorrow is a prelude to lasting joy.

Selfie-Finance

Adrienne Becker | Posted 09.09.2014 | Business
Adrienne Becker

This past month I became parent to a teenager. Among the obvious anxieties this rite prompted, I also had the pleasure of learning American teens have been deemed "mediocre" when it comes to personal finance.

60 Years Together

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.08.2014 | Weddings
William B. Bradshaw

There are many other attributes that need to be added to the foundation of love for a marriage to be filled with happiness that lasts for as long as the two people live.

Focusing on Financial Freedom May Cause a Personal Financial Meltdown

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 09.04.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Do you want financial freedom? If you're like me, you want a secure financial future, one in which you don't worry about paying the bills, you donate to your favorite causes, and easily pay for things, such as vacations, houses, cars or whatever it is you want. But what if financial freedom is the very thing that can destroy your finances?

Don't Wait Until You're Dying: Plan and Save for Your Funeral Now

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 08.29.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Death does not discriminate and comes to all of us in one form or another. Make sure you are prepared by planning and saving for your funeral. This way you'll get the funeral you want and won't have to come back and haunt your kids or family. You'd rather rest in peace, right?

Your Network is Your Net Worth: Designing Social Capital for Breakthrough Innovation

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.29.2014 | Business
Soren Petersen

One's network of family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances largely dictates attitude, values, beliefs and how one behaves. Yet, few will challen...

You Only Live Once, So Do It Warren Buffett's Way

John G. Taft | Posted 08.28.2014 | Healthy Living
John G. Taft

Buffett used his punch-card analogy in an investment context. It's consistent with his belief that really profitable investment decisions are few and far between. But I think the punch-card analogy applies equally well to life, and to the decisions that define and shape our lives.

What Is Your Family Mission?

Pioneers for Change | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business
Pioneers for Change

The starting point for this is often posing the question "what is your family mission?" And I would challenge all families to think in this way and ask themselves the same question.

The Truth About Going to College and Getting Into Debt

Amandah Blackwell | Posted 08.27.2014 | Money
Amandah Blackwell

Wouldn't it be wonderful if you could make your own decisions by meditating and listening to that small still voice that whispers, 'Don't go to college; you're not ready yet. Save your money instead.'

This Is How The Super Rich Can Effectively Give Back

Forbes | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact

Once accomplished individuals, including CEOs, business owners, high-profile athletes and entertainers, achieve a certain level of success there inevi...

Astoria Characters: The Lovebirds

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.19.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

They're making the best of things. Violeta has learned to go to mass by herself. Immaculate Conception is only five blocks away, but for Vincent it might as well be a million miles.

The Window of M&A Opportunity for Transformative Deals Remains Open

Pip McCrostie | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Pip McCrostie

A broad-based recovery across a variety of sectors driven by the US should see market conditions continue to foster this trend -- making the next 6-12 months an ideal window of opportunity to do transformative deals.

5 Benefits of Raising Capital Online Through Equity Crowdfunding

Sang Lee | Posted 08.12.2014 | Small Business
Sang Lee

Equity crowdfunding has become something of a legend in the startup industry. It is being hailed (and criticized) for being a brand new conduit for st...

3 Reasons Why Wall Street Wants You to Fail

Timothy Sykes | Posted 07.27.2014 | Money
Timothy Sykes

It's time you get mad and take control of your destiny instead of feeding fees to others.

Setting Up Auto-Withdrawal Can Be Setting Yourself Up For a Fall

David Fagin | Posted 07.25.2014 | Money
David Fagin

There needs to be simple way to "turn-off" auto-pay to a company the same way you turned it on, without having to feel like you're playing Whack-A-Mole.

Pellucid Analytics: A Different Take on Solving the Investment-Banking Culture Problem

Dustin Farivar | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business
Dustin Farivar

I was well into my college career when I actually learned what investment banking was. A friend of mine told me he wanted to essentially sacrifice t...

Beware the So-Called Financial Whiz

Jim Gibson | Posted 07.21.2014 | Money
Jim Gibson

One would think by now that people would have figured this whole thing out. One would at least suppose people are smarter than before, that they don'...

The First 50 Real Estate Crowdfunding Platforms

Jorge Newbery | Posted 09.15.2014 | Business
Jorge Newbery

From less than 10 a year ago to over 50 today, real estate crowdfunding platforms are sprouting up like World Cup fans in the United States.

Peripheral Vision: Climate Change and Global Development in the 21st Century (Pt. IV: Long-Tail Liberation)

Peter Schwartz | Posted 09.15.2014 | Green
Peter Schwartz

Global warming poses an existential threat to life on Earth. This existential threat challenges our capabilities and calls into question the viability and effectiveness of mechanically conceived grid maintenance options.