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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.

Health Before Wealth

Mike Sheridan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Sheridan

Throughout the week there's a lot of things that make me say WTF! But two that continue to stand out include: Millionaire celebrities choosing DUI...

Let's Fix Stuff

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Like all of you I can't ignore what's happening in our country and in our world. Except for the stock market, the financial outlook for most people ...

Warren Buffett Gives Single Largest Charitable Contribution

Associated Press | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact

AP/HuffPost OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett has given several charities Berkshire Hathaway stock worth more than $2.8 billion as part of his pl...

The Rise Of The Non-Working Rich

Robert Reich | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Robert Reich

In a new Pew poll, more than three quarters of self-described conservatives believe "poor people have it easy because they can get government benefits without doing anything." In reality, most of America's poor work hard, often in two or more jobs. The real non-workers are the wealthy who inherit their fortunes. And their ranks are growing. In fact, we're on the cusp of the largest inter-generational wealth transfer in history. The wealth is coming from those who over the last three decades earned huge amounts on Wall Street, in corporate boardrooms, or as high-tech entrepreneurs. It's going to their children, who did nothing except be born into the right family.

What The Top 30 Personal Finance/Wealth Influencers Know That You Don't

April Rudin | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
April Rudin

Perhaps the quietest, yet most pernicious, danger we face is the lack of financial knowledge. Every year, this ignorance leaves millions of Americans woefully unprepared to fund their children's education or enter retirement.

Life Insurance: Who Needs It?

David A. Dedman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Money
David A. Dedman

Many people are "sold" life insurance every year. Some need it, some don't. More often than not, it's probably the wrong amount.

Poor Hillary?

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Poor Hillary? I don't think so. I think she's perhaps a little surprised at which particular aspect of her life is now being attacked (if she had a cartoon thought bubble over her head right now, it might read: "This is all you got? Really?!?"), but I don't think she's surprised the attacks have started.

The BE WISE Planning Strategy for Tech Executives and Entrepreneurs

Joyce Franklin | Posted 07.01.2014 | Technology
Joyce Franklin

Mark Zuckerberg does it. So does his sister Randi. Vinod Khosla has been doing it since before the Zuckerberg siblings were born. Reddit co-founder an...

Rich People Don't Put Money in Jars

Natalie Pace | Posted 06.30.2014 | Money
Natalie Pace

Athletes and other instant millionaires, who haven't adopted the strategies of the wealthy, often find themselves broke within a few years of their windfall. Meanwhile, many American aristocrats preserve their estates through the centuries. What do the wealthy know that you don't?