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Starter Chateau

What would you do if you bought a little chateau in France and started to restore it? Blog about it? Well, that’s what this couple is doing.

Hypnotized

Do you own a yacht? Need a soundtrack for the bathroom of the upscale restaurant you own? Put this on the playlist.

Currency

The great podcast series ‘How Stuff Works’ breaks down currency – what it is, how it works and why we should care.

Wonder Women

Debora Spar gives good insights into the strife caused by women trying to do it all and why it rarely equates to satisfaction for anyone.

The Power of Habit

An easy to digest look at our reasons for doing all the strange things we do on a daily basis at home and at work.

The Circle

Since you are looking at this on your smart phone, you are only a step away from the future in this paranoid tale from Dave Eggers.

Simple Truth

Data and this thing called ‘science’ prove that money doesn’t bring us the pleasure we think it does. Maybe we should value it less?

The 4-Hour Workweek

Maybe we’ve been doing it all wrong? Productivity might not have to mean 14-hour days and being surgically attached to your smartphone. Taking time to rethink how and why we are doing what were doing is always a good thing.

Moguls on Success

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates give great advice about being smart and planning retirement…but, then again, it’s easier when you’re a billionaire.

Must Be a Devil

There are times when things both annoy and inspire – Diplo found that very sweet spot in this song.

Community

Commerce defines what businesses succeed in our communities, but as things close down, is the community itself lost?

An Awesome World

Children’s book author Dallas Clayton learned firsthand that sometimes you have to do what you love and wait for the rest of the world to catch up.

David and Goliath

Malcolm Gladwell dissects the power of the underdog throughout history. Don’t lose faith when you’re feeling the odds are against you – you’ve got more going for you than you think.

Learnvest.com

This site began in 2009 to help younger people transition from simply budgeting to actually planning for the future with goals to invest. Everyone has to grow up some time, this is an easy way to start.

Ooh La La

If you’re over 30, this feeling will become as familiar to you as your own shadow. Faces perfectly express how hindsight is, indeed, 20/20.

Tiny House Living

We’re taught to value space above all in our homes and apartments, but that isn’t always what we need. This blog look at another way of thinking.

Technology and Productivity

This report from NPR gives the latest findings of how our increased reliance on technology effects our productivity and what it might mean for society.

How to Speak About Money

Breakdown the language of economics and finance, so the confusion about what is actually happening during recessions and scandals does not turn to fear.

The New Mecca

Anyone can go to Dubai and be awed, but only George Saunders write about with such weird humor.

Utopia or Bust

Benjamin Kunkel wrote a hit novel and then seemingly disappeared in Argentina. He has reemerged as a socialist and with an interesting look of the 2008 financial crisis.

Post-It Curtain

Photojournalist Theodore Kaye took this shot at the ‘Lennon Wall’ in Hong Kong during the recent protests, but it reminds us of what it feel like between our ears sometimes.

Hustle to Survive

Les McCann sings about a lesson we all know, but sometimes it’s easier to get your hustle on when you have the proper soundtrack.

Credit for Idiots

Does even the thought of credit scores get you down? Stop being a scaredy cat and get some knowledge. It has been known to help in these situations.

The American Way

Sasha Abramsky looks at poverty through the social attitudes and public policy that involve us all.

9 to 5

If you’re on the planet and have a job, you’ve likely woken up, jumped out of bed only to realize your boss is actively working against you (or at least it feels that way). Sing it, Dolly.

Homeless

Jeffries photographs homeless citizens around the world. His shots are haunting reminders of the have nots and those that have been forgotten on the fringes of society.

Bombay Beach

Alma Har’el’s abstract and beautiful film about the Salton Sea – the depressed, apocalyptic result of an American financial boom.

Persuasion

Jane Austen might be dismissed by some as an author preoccupied by love, but since all of her stories delve into the relationship between class and love, she often finds herself talking more about finances than sweet nothings.

Hester Street Market

Lower East Side of Manhattan has seen a lot. Now it is host to hipsters and yuppies alike, but it took a century of toil and trouble to get there.

I Need a Life

Ever wake up with the thought: if I’m so smart and capable, why am I so bad at life? This song is for you.

Iron Sky

Maybe it’s The Great Dictator quote right in the middle, but you can hear the impending doom we all feel about life in this song. You don’t get many message songs anymore, so it’s refreshing to hear a balladeer like Paolo Nutini be so forceful.

Hustle to Survive

Les McCann sings a lesson we all know, but sometimes it’s easier to get your hustle on when you have the proper soundtrack.

Hester Street Market

Lower East Side of New York City has seen a lot. Now it’s the bee’s knees to all the cool kids, but it took a century of toil and trouble to get there.

Credit for Idiots

Does even the thought of credit scores get you down? Do those commercials make you change the channel? Stop being a scaredy cat and get some knowledge. It’s been known to help in these situations.

Learnvest.com

This site was started in 2009 to help younger people transition from simply budgeting to actually plan for the future with goals to invest. Everyone has to grow up some time, this is an easy way to start!

Utopia or Bust

Benjamin Kunkel wrote a hit novel and then hid out in Argentina. He’s reemerged a bit of a Socialist and with an interesting breakdown of the 2008 financial crisis and the theories that both caused and rose from it.

Moguls on Success

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates give great advice about being smart and planning retirement but, then again, it’s easier when you’re a billionaire.