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Rags to Riches

10 Inspiring Rags-To-Riches Stories

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business

With the Paris Hiltons and Kim Kardashians of the world so omnipresent in today's popular culture, it's tough to remember that success is possible wit...

'The Shack': How A Story For My Children Became A New York Times Best Seller

Wm. Paul Young | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion
Wm. Paul Young

In 2005, I was working three jobs to pay bills and put food on the table. And then I wrote a story for our children, at the encouragement of my wife, something that would "put in one place how you think, as a gift, because you think outside the box."

Ragging on America?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

Politicians love to tell us rags-to-riches stories. Democrats do; Republicans do. Independents probably do, too. Our president has one. So does our first lady. These tales ostensibly emphasize the American dream, and indeed they do -- but what of the generation in rags?

15 Weird Former Jobs Of The Rich And Famous

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business

It's hard to imagine a billionaire bagging groceries at a local supermarket. But believe it or not, there was a time when top-earners like Warren Buff...

What A College Degree Gets You

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business

For America's poor, the decision to forego college won't kill all chance of moving up the economic ladder. It just severely worsens the odds. Inde...

WATCH: What's Homeless 'Man With The Golden Voice' Up To Now?

Posted 05.17.2012 | Impact

Ted Williams, “The Golden Voice” success story who went from homeless to famous overnight, has made another big stride. Williams released a boo...

Lotteries Winners Splurge On... This?

Posted 03.20.2012 | Money

We all fantasize about what it would be like to win the lottery. We see ourselves driving fancy sports cars and living in a swanky penthouse. We would...

How Bob Williamson Went From Homeless Heroin Addict To Multimillionaire

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Patrick Sauer | Posted 08.10.2011 | Small Business

Bob Williamson has lived the kind of life most of us can only dream of -- but only if half of those dreams are terrifying nightmares. In short order, ...

Rescue Fantasies

Nicole Williams | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nicole Williams

Rescue fantasies are generally harmless, and they can be a great way to figure out your money "weak spots" -- the subtle ways you might be avoiding full control of your life or your money.

The Leap: Beginning the Journey, Part II

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

I was gifted with a naïve optimism that almost always led me to the question, "Why not?"