Monthly Archives: February 2011

Contextual Reporting – Keeping Goals in Context

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In personal finance goals are the tangibles and intangibles we want to accomplish. It doesn’t matter what they are, it could be to buy a car, a house, retire with a particular life style, pay for college or any number … Continue reading

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More about Creativity – Google

Google’s a great example of creativity on steroids. Brin and Page grad students at Stanford had a better idea for a search engine. The Stanford users seemed to love it and the buzz was awesome. In any case they approached … Continue reading

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More about Creativity – Malthus

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Thomas Malthus scholar, clergyman, philosopher, writer and political theorist was one of the most influential thinkers of the 19th century. He made important and significant contributions to economic, political, social and scientific thought. He is even credited with introducing the … Continue reading

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More about Creativity – Ayn Rand, Money and the United States

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In Basic Financial Literacy – Part 2 – Creativity I said “The knowledge that things are scarce doesn’t translate into docile acceptance nor the extinguishment of wants or desire.  Rather it nourishes the will to survive, to create, to overcome … Continue reading

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Basic Financial Literacy – Part 9

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ResponsibiliTy This post discusses the last of the 4Ts, responsibiliTy and so concludes the 10 basics of financial literacy (see index page). To recap the other Ts are scarciTy, creativiTy and realiTy. The Roman philosopher Cicero best summed it up … Continue reading

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Legacy – a psychological and historical context

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My posts to date have dealt primarily with developing a basic knowledge of personal finance through the curve metaphor. In this post I’m going to discuss several background issues for those whose flow is well above the curve and is … Continue reading

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