3 Reasons American Education is in Crisis

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Schools reflect and influence culture at the same time.

Consumerism vs. Minimalism

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Why are we working so hard in order to buy so much, to have so much, to be burdened and cluttered by so much?

5 Things to do With a Couple Trillion Dollars

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You just might have the chance to be a multi-multi-trillionaire!

President Obama Signs Executive Order Easing Debt for 5 Million Former Students

Do Black People See Obama As The Messiah

“I’ve heard from too many young people who are frustrated that they’ve done everything they were supposed to do — and now they’re paying the price,” Obama said yesterday in his weekly address.

Those Money Gurus? A Lot of What They’re Saying Could Be Making You Poorer

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Only you know where your money goes and what your needs will be in the future. Those gurus can afford to offer hit-or-miss advice, but you don’t have that luxury.

Want to Make More Money? Invest in Your Relationship

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Rabbi Slatkin explains why the best Investment of 2014 should be your marriage

Student Loans Can Ruin You, But One Professor Wants to Help

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Once homeless Kansas University professor wants to help students and their families.

Inside the Belly

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As John Oliver watches the economy take its toll on small and mid-size businesses, he is heartened by the ethics and values of those around him.

Debt, Survival and Hope

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Jillian Godsil discusses the rising suicide rate of men in Ireland, and across Europe as a whole.

Noblesse Oblige = Being an Exceptional Human

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Tsach Gilboa looks at the idea of noble behavior in the context of the shenanigans in Washington, but more importantly, with the context of greater humanity.

Who Says You Can’t Go Home?

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On why moving back in your folks shouldn’t be considered a bad thing.

The Problematic Fairy-Tale Wedding

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Marriage counselor Aaron Anderson critiques our ever-dangerous tendency to mix fairy-tales and marriage.

A Rogue’s Gallery – Selling Off Detroit

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Toby Barlow says his solution for the Detroit debt crisis won’t even involve writing a check.

A Case for the Magic Money Machine

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I’m no economist, so I’m expecting that someone who understands global commerce better than I will set me straight. But until then…

The Old Man Is Way Cooler Than You

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Marco Greenberg has come to the somewhat sad realization that he will never be as cool as his dad.

“I made a terrifying discovery: after 17 years of credit card abuse, my cards were full and I couldn’t juggle payments anymore.”

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