Every once in a while, my spirit dips. It’s not a huge deal for me—through three decades of therapy, I’ve learned how to let feelings just sit. To an online buddy the other day I said that all my feelings—happiness, shame, delight, humiliation, joy, depression—are “like sweet little children, just hanging out in there, doing… Continue reading I Felt Like “Not Enough”
In the minority world, the link between paper and sufficiency is almost absolute. If I write things on one piece, I get $400. When I write things on another, I get $31,000 (and counting). When I jot some more items on a third, I receive $872. One of the greatest barriers experienced by people in… Continue reading How Money Actually Does Grow On Trees
A group I participate in and volunteer for has organized a fundraiser. To attend, I would be required to spend: an hour driving $5-$7 on car fuel four hours of my free time an immeasurable amount of my sensory capacity, AND $30 for access Again, I already participate, volunteer, and market with the group all… Continue reading Charitable Protest: I’ll Give 4 of 8, Thanks
If there is a guaranteed basic income for everyone in the world, then who will be motivated to pick up the garbage, repair the plumbing, or grow the food? One of the primary arguments against a guaranteed income for all is that if people have enough to survive, no one will be motivated to do… Continue reading But Who Will Pick Up the Garbage?
I read your book. It is a great resource. As a legal aid attorney whose focus is bankruptcy and foreclosure, I am wondering if you have any further advice you might be willing to offer on how to deal with expenses which clients perceive as necessities, but which are actually causing their financial ruin? Cable,… Continue reading Can I Convince My Client To Shift Her Spending?
…Oxfam Canada and Credit Counselling Services of Atlantic Canada Inc […] were told they cannot work for the “prevention of poverty,” which is considered political, but can “alleviate poverty,” which is charitable. Source: CBC News July 3, 2016 It has long intrigued (and bothered) me that, in Canada at least, preventing poverty is not considered charitable. When… Continue reading Donuts or Dollars: Which Is Charitable?
Andrew Hallam, author of the bestselling book The Millionaire Teacher: Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School asked that. In the article below, he reflects on his negative experience, which led him to believe there was no point in doing so… and a story that recently shifted his perspective… https://assetbuilder.com/knowledge-center/articles/why-a-responsible-opinion-is-tougher-than-we-think