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Givers, Takers, Matchers & Personal Finance

Givers, takers, and matchers defined Wharton management professor Adam Grant answers questions in an interview entitled “Givers vs. Takers: The Surprising Truth about Who Gets Ahead”. Here are Grant’s descriptions of three basic types on the Giver-Taker continuum: Takers:  “The takers are people who, when they walk into an interaction with another person, are trying to […]

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Thinking About Thanksgiving

The U.S. is celebrating Thanksgiving this coming Thursday. We celebrated with my family yesterday (we’ll celebrate with Rick’s family on Thursday) and it’s got me knee-deep in reflection as I think about our day yesterday and how it compares to most in the world. Having spent a few years in poverty as a child, I […]

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Poverty and Perseverance

I talked a bit about my mom in this Fruclassity interview a year and a half ago, but I wanted to share some encouragement today about how mom went from serious poverty and persevered to financial security. Now, her idea of financial security might not be what yours is, but compared to where she started […]