Quasi-Castaway

restoration-islandWhat if you had just over 10 million dollars?

And then you lost it?

What would you do?

Cry? Rage? Turn your back on civilization & move to a deserted island?

That’s what David Glasheen did, making himself a modern-day Robinson Caruso.

As reported by Daily Mail, twenty-five years ago, Glasheen lost his 10 million dollar (6.5 British pounds) fortune in the 1987 stock market crash. Five years later, the Aussie business tycoon ditched civilization to become a castaway on a tiny island along the north-eastern coast of Australia.

His sole companion? His dog, Quasi.

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Income Gender Role Reversal

marriage-breadwinnerLove or money?

Historically, a question posed only about women marrying male breadwinners.

But now, this same question applies to men, as well.

Why?

 

Because, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 40% of American women are now the breadwinners of the family. And this, as reported by The Wall Street Journal, creates a new strain of marital tension between “an alpha woman and a beta man.”

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Do You Really Know What Money Is?

money-dollar-billSure, money is that paper stuff that we would literally die without.

Money makes the world go ’round.

But right now, in history-making protests around the globe, the world is going rounds about money.

The battlefield spans nearly every aspect of money: who controls it, who’s losing it, who has it, who doesn’t. And why.

Al Jazeera’s Dan Hind lays money out on the table, explaining how it comes into being, who dominates it, why, and what we can do to get a better grip on it.

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World News Wednesday