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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. The Psychology of Hating the Rich

 

Bradley T. Klontz, Psy.D., CFP® is a Founder of the Financial Psychology Institute™, an Associate Professor of Practice in Financial Psychology at Creighton University Heider College of Business and a Managing Principal of Your Mental Wealth Advisors. Dr. Klontz has written five books on the psychology of money and sits with Carol to talk about why so many people hate rich people and how it is affecting envy politics. They also cover the psychology of wealth and what separates the ultra-wealthy from the middle class, stereotypes of the rich and how it holds people back and the psychological barriers to climbing the socioeconomic ladder.

You can connect with Dr. Klontz on Twitter and take a quiz to test your own money psychology on his website here. You can view his YouTube channel with videos about the psychology of wealth and money here.

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http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190905-how-localisation-can-solve-climate-change Wow, so while we were fearing that the globalists will push their way forward with use of climate change, the agenda just got turned inside out (although it may take politicians awhile to refocus their efforts). Of course only a world government could possibly enforce this. Bonus: it could even fit right in with […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Can You Afford Life in DC?

 

You asked, we answered—how can normal 20-somethings afford to live in DC and still make good financial decisions for their future? Lyndsey and Bethany give their tips (and cautionary tales) and tricks for staying out of debt, saving for retirement, and not freaking out about money.

Bethany’s NYP piece on affording multiple kids: https://nypost.com/2019/08/03/prince-harry-may-want-2-kids-max-but-life-is-better-with-a-big-family/
Well & Good article on financial planning for couples: https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/separate-finances-in-marriage/

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“The use of money is all the advantage there is in having money.” Benjamin Franklin, Necessary Hints to Those that would be Rich (1736). While I was talking with friends who were playing an online game, one boasted about how rich he was with virtual currency. He had incredibly amounts of money in this game […]

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Fox and others have pulled Trump’s ads on the caravan and that scumbag copkiller, due to liberal outrage. So, did he get his money back? Inquiring minds want to know! More

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I’ve long been a believer that you ante up for things you believe in. If you liked a restaurant but never went back, you can’t be sad when it closes. Same thing with a show, a band, a product, or company. Ideas and thinkers, which are the basis for political persuasion, take on an even […]

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This is a good pitch. In order to make this happen, (& I think the founders have acknowledged this) Ricochet needs to expand the style of programming available. And in order to make THAT happen, Ricochet needs more money coming in (hence, this pitch to those not already members). More

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Need a break from the memo frenzy? Have some martinis with us! Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America get a kick out of seeing the Democratic National Committee with less than half a million dollars on hand heading into the midterms while Republicans have $40 million ready to go. They […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. The Money Tree

 

“Wanna buy some greeting cards?” With sales technique like that, how could I possibly fail? Turns out… thoroughly. Didn’t sell a single card. Or a single seed. Or a single anything else I ever tried selling door to door, after reading about how much money I could make in the back of Boy’s Life. And I tried them all. Well, except Grit. I had never actually seen a copy of Grit, and I had the idea that it might be tough to sell.

I was a kid-sized Ralph Kramden, always pursuing one get-rich-quick scheme after another. But unlike Ralph, I was occasionally successful, which is one of the reasons that I tried selling so many things door to door. Because my first time out had been such a success.

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At least that’s what caller ID said. The guy was very cordial (more so than I was I’m afraid – why do those calls always seem come when I’m in the middle of something else?). I found it interesting that the pitch was about how unfair the media was being to Donald Trump and that […]

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As you all know by now because I love to talk about myself, I am a mom. (Want to hear about my childhood? Okay! Want to see 1200 pictures of me? Okay!) Anyway, now that my child is in college, I’ve been looking back on things. Being a mom changes a person. It makes you […]

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Dem Money Dilemma, Berkeley Buckles Again, Left’s Red Scare

 

Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss the pressure mounting on the Democratic National Committee to spend big on every special House election, despite long odds in most of them. They also unload on University of California-Berkeley administrators for cancelling a speech by Ann Coulter over security concerns instead of cracking down on students and faculty threatening to disrupt the event. And they address the latest twist in leftist conspiracy theories, as liberals contend Rep. Jason Chaffetz decided not to seek re-election because he’s being blackmailed by Russia.

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Promoted from the Ricochet Member Feed by Editors Created with Sketch. Hillie Sutton: “Go Where the Money Is”

 

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Podcast for Tuesday, October 11, 2016. It’s the “Hillie Sutton: Go Where the Money Is” edition with our exclusive interview with Washington Examiner’s Michael Barone. We come to you in the wake of the second presidential debate in which Donald Trump is viewed by many as having calmed the outrage connected to the release Friday of his Crotch Grab interview – which had the media in a feeding frenzy and scared Republicans running away from Donald anew. We’ll talk about the debate and we’ll discuss the Crotch Grab interview released Friday.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. The Fed Waits, Impatiently

 
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Janet Yellen.

The Federal Reserve meeting ending today has been discussed, chewed on, and predicted by just about everyone with any knowledge of the identity of Ben Bernanke or Janet Yellen. Let’s dissect the run-up, and see what they did.

The Washington Post ran a Wonkblog article titled “The Federal Reserve confronts a possibility it never expected: No exit.” When Chair Yellen began her post, the author writes, they developed a blueprint for lifting up from the zero boundary of short-term interest rates and reducing the Fed’s now-massive balance sheet. The two-year-old strategy has not really been enacted, with only one rate rise since its adoption and no shrinking of the balance sheet. So, says Wonkblog, the Fed must be stuck.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Competition Will Not Be Tolerated

 

HigherEdFellow member Dave S. posted a short note this morning about the government forcing ITT to shut down its technical school operation. In it he asks “Do they actually hold other private ‘not-for-profit’ institutions to the same standard or I am just falling in to the trap of ‘this administration can do no right?'”

The reality is that Progressives really do not care whether an organization is “for profit” or not. What they care about is getting their cut, both of control and money. They have turned the Federal government into an organized crime extortion ring. The Department of “Education” goes after trade schools and charter schools. The Department of “Justice” goes after churches and other religious organizations who don’t play ball on abortion or ObamaCare. The IRS harasses conservative political organizations.

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Have you ever wondered what you would do if someone offered you a small fortune? We’re not talking Bill Gates money, or Donald Trump Money, and certainly not Clinton Foundation level cash. Just imagine if you somehow cleared around $5 – $10 million. What would you do with it? Would you quit your job? Would […]

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An excerpt, translated from the Spanish original: Luis Calvo used to say that, if the Spaniard is the man of “suffer it”, the Englishman is the man of “fix it”. Thus it happened, for instance, when the English went up to the hill of regicide, revolution, and dictatorship with Cromwell, rectifying it afterwards with a […]

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The losers in government want to change our money. It’s not politically correct! They want more women! It’s not enough for them that Barbara Bush is on the $1 bill. They don’t want so many dead white men. Now, I love money. I’m huge with money. And when I’m president, America will have the greatest money, I […]

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Since we’ve all had fun with RightAngles post about fame, and so many people here seem to have a wealth of great stories, I thought I’d try to come up with something that will inspire people again. Were you the fat kid who ate paste? Or were you the bully who picked on him? Were […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. The Deep Myth at the Heart of the Gold Standard

 

shutterstock_126878537_goldOne political/policy fallout from the Global Financial Crisis — and the accompanying monetary easing and rise in public debt — has been the reemergence of the gold standard as something the center-right talks about. Unlike the fiat money US dollar, a gold-backed dollar — a dollar linked to something tangible — would prevent monetary mischief by government.

On a recent EconTalk podcast, this issue came up as host Russ Roberts chatted with Yuval Harari of Hebrew University, the author of Sapiens.

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