"…Your finance can be overwhelmingly complicated if you let it be complicated, otherwise, it will be as simple as eating your daily lunch if you are on top at it.
Keep these simple fundamentals in mind starting from the day one of your working life. They are valid for every one, for people with debts and for people with billion dollars in bank.” (from “One Cent at a Time: The Getting Ahead Blog”)
"The appeal of these pretty planter groups is twofold. For starters they look chic and modern while still being cost effective. Then the rest of their appeal comes in when you take a look at their footprint in your outdoor space. Many of us only have a small deck or a few feet to enjoy. Why take up that extra room with planters? In this solution you don’t have to. Grow up instead of out!" (from webpage)
An estimated 11 million American families currently owe more than their homes are worth. A joint project of Rebuild the Dream and The New Bottom Line, America Underwater shares how these families’ dreams are drowning in debt. “If mortgages were reduced to their fair market value—what our homes were worth before the bank-caused recession—we could reset the housing market, reign in unemployment, and put money back into people’s pockets,” reads their mission statement.
A link to an excellent talk by Annette Lamb (2009) that explores the concept of Divergent Convergence and its relevance to education and learning in today’s society. Special thanks to a student in my ELMT 7200 course who made me/us aware of this concept and this link.