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The life you can save: A girl is drowning

In a 1972 essay called Fame, Affluence and Morality, Peter Singer, the philosopher and intellectual leader of the Effective Altruism movement, wrote:

 If it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing anything of comparable moral importance, then we ought, morally, to do it.

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The week@work - Essays about work & class, what to learn in college, & paying tribute on Memorial Day

This week@work invites us to pause and remember those whose unselfish commitment to our way of life motivates them to sacrifice immediate career aspirations, family and in some cases, their lives. 749 more words

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More on Children's Social Security Numbers

WordPress lets this Federal Reserve blogger see the search terms that bring people to our Central Premise blog, and I have been shocked to learn how many parents are seeking information on how to use their child’s Social Security number for their own needs. 319 more words

'My Biggest Financial Lesson' Special Section in NYT

Ron Lieber and the team at The New York Times and Marketplace have put together a stand-out special section for Your Money. ‘My Biggest Financial Lesson’ features pieces from a diverse list of writers and thinkers–from Sonic Youth’s… 210 more words

Screw Miss Havisham, I Needed to Learn About Interest Rates

How does the education system miss something that most of us will need to deal with almost every day of our lives? How does it skip completely, or just touch on a subject that can cause great hardship and has driven people to suicide? 1,465 more words

In My Humble Opinion

Should We Tell Our Kids How Much We Make?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – How honest do we need to be with our kids when it comes to our money? It’s a question debated by Minnesota families every day. 561 more words

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Book Review: 'The Opposite of Spoiled: How to Raise Kids who are Grounded, Generous and Smart about Money'

Already when my daughter was three, I had to answer questions such as ‘Why don’t we have a slide in our house, mummy?’ (Considering she had three friends with indoor slides in their homes and we are a rather antisocial family, that seemed like a ridiculously high proportion of people with indoor slides, so it is unsurprising she asked that question. 1,064 more words

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