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11 things you should do in your 20s to be a millionaire by 30

by Kathleen Elkins<p>"In a free-market economy, anyone can make as much money as they want," emphasises self-made millionaire Steve Siebold, who has …

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How did Iceland clean up its banks?

<b>The 2008 global financial crisis hit Iceland hard. The currency crashed, unemployment soared and the stock market was more or less wiped out.</b><p>But unlike other Western economies, the Icelandic government let its three major banks - Kaupthing, Glitnir and Landsbankinn - fail and went after reckless …

The Economist Defends 'The World's Dumbest Idea'

There’s something unbearably sad about a great financial journal like <i>The Economist</i> defending shareholder value theory, which even Jack Welch has called “the dumbest idea in the world.” Like many unbearably sad things, it involves clever people who should know better struggling to defend something …

Investing

Surviving Generation Stress: 5 Minutes of Mindful Breathing

A colleague once told me that the key to being a great parent was simply to be the person you want your kids to become. I think we all want our kids …

Using the 5 Love Languages to Reclaim Your Marriage

I had just returned from a four-night mission at a tiny little village on the outskirts of Zabul Province, Afghanistan when I stumbled upon this little gem. I was exhausted, hungry and in desperate need of a shower when an Army chaplain picked me up from the Blackhawk landing zone to take me back …

American capitalism has failed us: We’re overworked, underemployed and more powerless than ever before

Denmark, Norway and Sweden are all thriving under democratic socialism. Why is it so difficult for us to embrace?<p>[<i>This is a joint</i> TomDispatch<i>/</i>Nation <i>article and appears in print in slightly shortened form in the new issue of the</i> Nation <i>magazine</i>.]<p>Some years ago, I faced up to the futility of reporting …

New US visa rules could also cause problems for Americans visiting Europe

The Obama administration has tightened travel terms regarding Iran, Iraq, Syria and Sudan, under rules that will also make travel to the US harder for some Europeans.<p>Iranian​ Americans dismayed by discrimination in new visa regulations<p>Read more<p>The rules, which took effect on Thursday, create new …

Immigration

62 People Now Own As Much Wealth As Half Of The World's Population

New research by the charity Oxfam shows the world has grown $67 trillion richer in just 15 years – but that wealth is becoming increasingly concentrated.

The Most Underrated Mexican Destinations to Hit This Winter

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/netOrX</i><p>When you ask someone how their trip to Mexico went, no one ever says, "Eh, it was OK." No. It was either a glorious weekend on a beautiful beach with free-flowing tequila. Or it was a terrifying experience involving Federales and free-flowing tequila. Rarely, if …

Nicaragua Is For ‘Aficionados’ (And It Deserves To Be On Your 2016 Travel List)

I’ve always loved the Spanish term ‘aficionado’ — a person of intense passions, someone who doesn’t just like things but <i>burns</i> for them. A true aficionado knows nothing of the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯, they find life too vivid for such passive bemusement.<p>When I visited Nicaragua, a few months after the death of my …

2016 will be a year of living dangerously for the global economy

Economic forecasting is a mug’s game. One thing that has been learned from the financial crisis and Great Recession is that even those equipped with the most sophisticated models get it wrong, sometimes spectacularly.<p>So it is with both humility and trepidation that I will try to fulfil a promise …

Economics

16 Books Educators Should Consider Reading in 2016

New books focusing on education come out every day. Some gain a wide audience while others don't have the machine behind them to help promote. Here …

Darrell And Amy's Enviable New Life In Granada, Nicaragua

Darrell Bushnell and his wife Amy have been traveling to Nicaragua for 15 years. Today they're permanent residents of the country and considering naturalization.<p>"We're just a couple of normal people. I used to be an operational manager for a large finance firm. My wife Amy was a rep in real estate. …

Developing countries want $3.5 trillion to achieve climate goals, and one nation wants most of it

Flipping the world’s energy system from one based on burning carbon to one focused on avoiding emissions was never going to be cheap. Rich countries still have much higher per capita emissions than those in the developing world, but many are on a decarbonization course—achieved, to a large extent, …