How dare you!

When I saw Greta Thunberg’s speech at the 2019 U.N. Climate Action Summit, I smiled to myself and whispered under my breath, “You go, girl!” Honestly, it wasn’t her logic or her message that struck a cord in me—which I explain more below—it was her gutsy conviction, her boldness and courage…

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Study Abroad Map

With holidays, and the start of the new year, I didn’t get a chance to announce my latest book, Study Abroad Map: The complete student guide to college beyond the USA. It’s really the fourth edition of Study Abroad 101, with a makeover that includes my new-founded investing knowledge. I…

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The Biggest Company in the World

The biggest company in the whole wide world started off as a custodial business for physical gold and silver. People entrusted the company with their physical gold and silver in exchange for paper IOUs which they could use to barter for goods and services. In 1944, the company held more…

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What happened to our savings?

I remember being nine years old with a big wad of cash. In 1980, I had earned allowances over the years and was growing and selling strawberries for a profit. While my brother was a big spender, I was a big saver. I understood the benefits of saving, especially after…

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