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Stress, Vietnamese-Style

Andrew Lam | Posted 09.15.2014 | Books
Andrew Lam

Stress is probably the biggest trend to hit Vietnam from America since MTV. At first glance it seems impossible: Vietnam, after all, is a country full of hardworking young people, and rural life is backbreaking for the majority.

What Wealth Isn't

Richard Barrington | Posted 09.15.2014 | Money
Richard Barrington

Perhaps one reason so many Americans find it difficult to build wealth these days is that they are aiming at the wrong target. They get lured by decoys -- things that might seem like wealth, but in the end do not have its true staying power. Here are some of those decoys.

Economic Happy Talk and the Politics of Denial

Joel Berg | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics
Joel Berg

Democrats can't seem to get their message straight about the economy. Is it soaring because of the visionary leadership of President Obama, or failing because of the intransigence of Congressional Republicans?

Wealth, Welfare and the Brother-in-Law Rule

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.10.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

One of the enigmas of our political landscape is the impoverished Republican. This is the American with very little money, and many unmet needs, who nevertheless votes for people and policies that will deny him or her assistance. Indeed, many of the reddest states in the nation are among the largest beneficiaries of government aid.

3 Simple Steps to Financial Gratitude

David A. Dedman | Posted 09.09.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Don't go into further debt or make your situation full of anxiety. If you can save more money, do it. If you can reduce debt, then by all means do it. Anytime you have the money to improve your personal conditions both physically or financially you should do it.

10 Ways To Be A Better Human Being

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 09.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Dauphinais

This should be obvious, but there are so many people out there who seem to forget how much of a difference kindness can make. When people are kind to each other, it's contagious. Kindness breeds kindness, and there's nothing wrong with that. I believe it takes more energy to be unkind, so why bother?

Will You Have $1 Million at Retirement?

Steve Caldwell | Posted 09.05.2014 | Money
Steve Caldwell

Taking the time to plan what you will do with that extra income would be time well spent. It can mean having a comfortable retirement savings after a demanding career of hard work, allowing you to maintain the lifestyle desired.

How To Prepare Your Heirs For Their Inheritance

Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster | Posted 09.03.2014 | Fifty
Steven Abernathy and Brian Luster

The foundation of successful multi-generational planning begins with a conversation, often in the form of a family round table, whereby the heads of the family share their vision for the family, both now, and into the future.

Five Signs We're Not A 'Post-Racial' Society

Sean McElwee | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

It's impossible to delineate every way race affects us every day, but a cursory examination of major structural racial problems can give us a feeling for how far we still have to go.

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.

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...

Understanding Scarcity

Michael Neill | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
Michael Neill

Economics is a vast and complex field, but in some ways it can be reduced down to one simple principle.

Getting Rich After 50 Isn't Nearly As Hard As It Sounds -- Seriously

Buck Wargo | Posted 08.25.2014 | Fifty
Buck Wargo

Everyone dreams of getting rich and if you're in your 50s or older and getting by in your career and don't have a lot saved for retirement, becoming a millionaire over the next five years doesn't have to be a fantasy. All it takes is a change of mindset about money.

Millennials Transform Charitable Giving Into Philanthropic Action

April Rudin | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
April Rudin

Not only will these millennial inheritors likely look for a new financial advisor to manage their money, as opposed to sticking with the family advisor, they will also want to ensure their money positively impacts society, and they tend to crave intimate involvement with the causes they support. This could transform charitable giving.

Lean On: Workers, Work and the Spouses Who Help Us Succeed

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.22.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

We marry for "richer or poorer," but does our choice of partner actually make us richer or poorer?

5 Reasons You Are Richer Than You Think (And a Little Bit About Buddha)

Susie Moore | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

It is often said that the best things in life are the most simple and therefore the most under-appreciated. If you think of the happiest times in your life they are most likely to be around loved ones, when you were being creative or when you were giving of yourself. These have nothing to do with money.

How To Become Rich

Ammarah Aftab | Posted 08.08.2014 | Money
Ammarah Aftab

Contrary to popular belief, any one can become rich. Yes, I mean ANYONE. Your gender, race and whether you graduated from college or not is immaterial in deciding your fate in this arena.

One Nation Under Worry

Marianne Cooper, Ph.D. | Posted 08.04.2014 | Women
Marianne Cooper, Ph.D.

From well-paid business executives to low-paid retail workers, everyone I talked with is weighed down by something similar -- the anxiety generated by hard times. Across the class spectrum, we all feel insecure. We just feel it and deal with it in different ways.

Have and Have Not: The Widening Gap

Wray Herbert | Posted 08.07.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

Little is known about people's thoughts about wages and fairness. In general, people favor some threshold of fairness, but what is this threshold -- and how widely is it shared? Two psychological scientists have recently begun exploring these important questions.

Here Is The Richest Person In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 07.31.2014 | Business

Looking to borrow some money? We've found you the best person to go to in each state. The interactive map below from the real estate blog Movoto sh...

Why Everybody Is Mad At Rich People

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business

Rich people have been wondering why everybody is so mad at them when all they do is create jobs and have better genes and work harder than the rest of...

Massachusetts Does Not Need More Money in Politics: Why State Legislators Should Not Increase Campaign Contribution Limits

John Bonifaz | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
John Bonifaz

If Massachusetts legislators want to double the contribution limits in state politics, they should, in the light of day, create a stand-alone bill to do that and try to pass it. But, they should not bury it in a disclosure bill and call it reform.

Sudden Wealth From An Inheritance?

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.26.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

When you inherit money it usually accompanies a very emotional time. You may be still grieving over a lost relative or friend. Sometimes the sudden wealth from an inheritance can create even more stress in your life.

Health, Sensuality and the Supreme Court's New Feudalism

M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D. | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., J.D.

Hiding sensuality behind health, instead of celebrating it, devalues the erotic lives of women and men. More than that, our political embarrassment about sex has leveraged the power of the wealthy to control the intimate lives of others.

5 Ways to Make Peace With Money

Leisa Peterson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Money
Leisa Peterson

Managing money includes the mental action of spending and saving.  We all have some type of living expenses so that is of first concern when it comes to managing finances. Ensuring we live within our means and have money left over for savings is one way to create greater peace of mind.