Money worries: Why fear dominates your finances

Why do Americans have so much debt?

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3 steps to money mastery: Would you rather have freedom or stuff?

If you want to free yourself from the consumer culture and economic constraints, you have to achieve financial independence, says author Vicki Robin.

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If you want to free yourself from the consumer culture and economic constraints, you have to achieve financial independence, says author Vicki Robin. She lays out her 3-step plan towards achieving that freedom over money and finding your "happy life number" - how much money it costs you to have a happy life.

Conditioned to consume: How the economy grew past its natural boundaries

There is a point when you have enough of what you need, says author, speaker, and social innovator Vicki Robin.

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There is a point when you have enough of what you need, says author, speaker, and social innovator Vicki Robin. And anything past that is just overindulgence and doesn't take into account your environmental impact. Once you become aware of your financial sweet spot and how much you really need to consume, you will naturally spend less and be happier.

A long-con ponzi scheme: How money rules the world

How does money stay valuable? It just keeps growing. But is that healthy?

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"Money, it's a gas," wrote Pink Floyd's Roger Waters for their hit 'Money'. Author, speaker, and social innovator Vicki Robin would probably agree: she posits that most people don't understand the true, human, working value of money. Because when she breaks it down like she does here in this video, you might be tempted to reevaluate your own spending habits. Vicki's latest book is Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence.