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An honest look at the personal finance crisis | Elizabeth White

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Millions of baby boomers are moving into their senior years with empty pockets and declining choices to earn a living. And right behind them is a younger generation facing the same challenges. In this deeply personal talk, author Elizabeth White opens up an honest conversation about financial trouble and offers practical advice for how to live a richly textured life on a limited income.


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stay humble
live below your means
it's going to get much ruffer

Author โ€” gary gerard

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I hope she's getting paid well for her presentation. She definitely deserves it.

Author โ€” Celia Gorleski

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Yes to everything White says. I came off of my throne. It was both a necessary and a very positive step. It hasn't lead to nirvana, but honest work is honest work, and as White says, money is green. The trick has been to find dignity in what I do regardless of what I do. One payoff is that I feel younger by having to do things that mostly younger people do. It helps keep me feeling vital.

Author โ€” Ron Light

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Elizabeth you are so eloquent and insightful. โ€œGet of your throneโ€ is such great advice. This TED talk should be viewed by _everyone_. Thanks!

Author โ€” dwyl HQ

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Tell me again why we saved the Internationals Banks that gambled money in toxic investments in 2009 instead of saving the American People...

Author โ€” AAA P

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โ€œFaking Normalโ€ describes my situation perfectly

Author โ€” KynRoeBri

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All I can say is : Avoid debt like the plague.

Author โ€” geoff dearth

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What I do for a living doesn't define me. The way in which I do it does.

Author โ€” BW

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There's so much to unpack here. As you read the comments there's plenty who have snarky things to say, brags about how well their doing but only a few who gets that this is bigger problem or give real helpful advice. Our society as a whole will never understand that
It doesn't take much to lose a lifetime worth of savings & work.
A couple of bad choices or medical issue and you can litterally be dependent on anyone but yourself in the blink of an eye. The 1% with the riches will always get the best deals, breaks & advantages and they don't need it plus rarely do they reach back to help a underprivileged community, a small biz or someone struggling to build from nothing. Anyways, as you can tell I have lots to say about this. Loved her Talk. Hope she found her peace and gained financial benefits from sharing her story. I think I have some gems to share as well... Need to see how I can be of help. Be Well folks, God bless this getting older life, we need it ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™โœŒ๐Ÿฝ

Author โ€” Myrah J

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I'm only 39 and I'm grateful for this thankyou Queen.

Author โ€” natasha Powell

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Our school system doesn't teach us to save and be independent..its scary just thinking u have nothing at 50s.

Author โ€” Sreeprasad shetty

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Sadly many of us have elderly parents who donโ€™t understand that weโ€™re not affluent and canโ€™t provide for them in the way they envisioned.

Author โ€” QueenBee1118

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My mother was born in 1932, I was taught well. However, make sure you and your spouse are on the same page.

Author โ€” Momma Bear

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Live way below your means...
Forget what society thinks. Live below your means, live simply. Be frugal..even when financially secure. Remain humble & you will survive. ๐Ÿ™โค

Author โ€” Meena Is In

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โ€œWe live in a world where success is defined by incomeโ€-๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ. So true.

Author โ€” Mary

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I'm 43 & shes making so much sense ๐Ÿค” I live in California & I dont see me retiring in the expensive GOLDEN state gotta start making plans.

Author โ€” Oscar Herrera

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"The normal that we knew, is over".. Nice words ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’

Author โ€” The Starter

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Tbh, you don't live in a world defined by income, but a country defined by income. There are plenty of countries where society catches you before you hit rock bottom.

Author โ€” - Slinger -

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Student debt and the price of pharmaceutical drugs aren't going to make things any better. As long as the oligarchs of the world continue to fleece us without us taking a stand against it--nothing is going to get better.

Author โ€” Adam Stryker

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Hello Elizabeth White, excellent speech.

Author โ€” Anastasia Tempest