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Overcoming financial PTSD: payment traumatic stress disorder Thumbnail

Overcoming financial PTSD: payment traumatic stress disorder

If you were in therapy with your money, what would your money say to you and what would you say to your money? If my money could talk, it would have a long list of complaints. It would say, “Doug, I often feel neglected. You are sometimes distant, avoidant and only give me your full attention when there is a major problem, or you want something from me.”

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Investing in Cannabis Craze Still a Smoky Haze

With the eagerness of an arthritic elder relishing the idea of a good night’s sleep, my mom read the menu and decided on a bag of gummies and a hunk of chocolate that together could incapacitate the Albanian army. At that moment, I started feeling bullish on the future of the marijuana industry and considered investing in pot. However, the fundamental analysis of marijuana funds is a bit hazier than my initial enthusiasm.

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A Carrot and Stick for Investors on Climate Action

We don’t hear much good news on climate change these days. A recent report from one of the world’s largest insurance providers, Swiss Re, estimates the effects of climate change will reduce global economic output 10 percent to 14 percent by 2050 on our current trajectory. That’s around $23 trillion in lost economic output every year.

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Stop the Assault by Predatory Lending

Physical assault is a crime in every state, yet strangely, financial assault is an accepted way of doing business. Wait, is that real — financial assault? Sadly, in New Mexico, it is and it’s legal. You might know it by other names — predatory lending or payday loans.

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