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I love the TED Talk Website. It’s full of talks giving by individuals on a variety of topics that help change the way you look at the world you live in. They are thought-provoking and if you’re a personal development junkie like me, a perfect way to get a snippet of information you can really ponder over and over.
The videos below are 7 TED Talks that will change the way you think about money.
It starts with a sobering talk from author Elizabeth White and is a real eye-opener for anyone who’s a baby boomer or heading that way. The last talk is all about gratitude and gratefulness and will have you thinking about what makes you happy from a new perspective.
No matter if you listen to one or all of them, these talks will certainly have you thinking about money in a whole new way. Enjoy!
7 TED TALKS THAT WILL CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK ABOUT MONEY
ELIZABETH WHITE: AN HONEST LOOK AT THE PERSONAL FINANCE CRISIS
If you’re over 50, this is a sobering talk about what the personal financial crisis has done to people over 50. The impact on baby boomers is explored in a way that if you’re not prepared will leave you feeling scared at the very least. And if you are prepared, it will make you wonder where your friend’s income and retirement years will really look like. Elizabeth White is a powerful speaker who really leaves you wondering where you stand, where others stand and what your senior years will look like.
Concerned about what to do as you get older? Use my over 40 strategies for managing your money and getting out of debt.
TAMMY LALLY: LET’S GET HONEST ABOUT OUR MONEY PROBLEMS
Lally shares what happened to her brother who handles money terribly and was in a constant cycle of overconsumption and debt. Her powerful story helps us realize there’s no place for money shame in our society. Instead, we need to learn how to handle money and debt so we can break free from the shame of being in debt.
How do you get rid of money shame? Learn some useful ways you can rid yourself of money shame so you can tackle your money without the shame noose tied around your neck.
SHLOMO BENARTZI: SAVING FOR TOMORROW, TOMORROW
How do we take an understanding of the money mistakes people make, and then turning the behavioral challenges into behavioral solutions? That’s the focus of Shlomo’s talk today. He offers some solutions to help change these challenges so people can turn money mistakes into money wins.
We’ve all had our share of money mistakes. Here’s a list of some of the most common money mistakes and how you can tackle them today!
ADAM BAKER: SELL YOUR CRAP, PAY YOUR DEBT, DO WHAT YOU LOVE
A look into what freedom means to you and if you could pursue this idea of freedom, what would you do and what would your life look like?
You can grab a copy of my financial freedom checklist in the resource library. See what’s on the list!
COURTNEY E MARTIN: THE NEW AMERICAN DREAM
A thought-provoking talk that gives some new ideas on how we can survive and thrive within our communities. Although some of her thinking is flawed, it still makes you wonder about if the American Dream is really dead or if she’s just delusional in thinking this is so.
TANIA LUNA: HOW A PENNY MADE ME FEEL LIKE A MILLIONAIRE
This brief but powerful talk will make you really think about what you have differently.
Learn how to be grateful in a world that makes us want more and more and more.
DAVID STEINDL-RAST: WANT TO BE HAPPY? BE GRATEFUL
We end the seven talks with a talk from Davide Rast about happiness and gratefulness. When you’re done listening to his talk, you’ll hopefully look at gratitude in a different light.
Can you learn how to be content so you can up your happiness game?
I’d love to hear which of these 7 Ted Talks helped to change the way you look at money the most. Leave me a comment below or send me an email and tell me how you look at money differently since listening to these inspiring talks.