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Greed, Over-consumption Not Products of Capitalism

Recently, a respected colleague noted that the “capitalistic goal of accumulation, consumption, and collecting” is responsible for a collective mindset in Americans that “I consume, therefore I am” and “more is better.” He passionately feels the “more is better capitalistic mentality” assures a predictable future of dwindling resources. He is not alone in his views. […]

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Getting Out of Poverty Takes More Than Financial Literacy

Helping people work their way out of poverty isn’t just about money. It requires addressing the beliefs and culture around money that may be keeping people stuck both financially and emotionally. Like many of my financial planning colleagues, I have an interest in finding effective ways to help middle- and low-income people increase their financial […]

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