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Video: The Best Commencement Speech of 2017

Friday June 2 2017 - Bloomberg

Every year, celebrities, CEOs and politicians offer up their advice to graduates at commencement ceremonies. This compilation of the best speeches is the only graduation speech you need to see in 2017. Read more...

Baby boomers, planning to work past retirement? Here's why that idea could be a bust.

Saturday June 3 2017 - Chicago Tribune

Baby boomers with paltry 401(k)s and IRAs are vowing to work forever, or at least, past traditional retirement age. But a new report says a crowded labor market will limit their ability to amass the savings they need even if they do work long past 65. The problem, researchers say, is that millions of boomers will try to crowd into the job market during those later years. Read more...

My Best Advice For Graduates On Jobs, Money And A Happy Life

Wednesday June 7 2017 - Forbes

I was determined to become a writer and an author and I never wavered from that course. It did, of course, mean moving in with my parents for a while when I first graduated from college to save money and to get some traction with my writing. Have I had setbacks? You bet. Here's my advice on how how to get going and keep going. Read more...

4 Reasons Why You Make A Lot Of Money But Have None

Monday June 5 2017 - Forbes

When we are making loads of money we're not as careful with our spending, or budget as strictly. We also increase our living expenses and spend to maximum capacity. The more we make, the more we can afford, so the more we spend. Read more...

The Incalculable Value of Finding a Job You Love

Tuesday June 6 2017 - New York Times

​Social scientists have been trying to identify the conditions most likely to promote satisfying human lives. Their findings give some important clues about choosing a career: Money matters, but as the economist Richard Easterlin and others have demonstrated, not always in the ways you may think. Read more...