Economy

The Pequod is a Whimsical, Family Size Tiny Home You Must See

Posted by on July 31, 2015 in Economy, Frugal Living with 0 Comments
The Pequod is a Whimsical, Family Size Tiny Home You Must See

Durango, Colorado based designer and tiny home builder Greg Parham of Rocky Mountain Homes built this family-sized tiny house that is surprisingly convincing as real family home, featuring two lofted bedrooms connected by a plexiglass catwalk.

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Debt Slaves: 7 Out Of 10 Americans Believe That Debt ”Is A Necessity In Their Lives”

Posted by on July 31, 2015 in Economy with 0 Comments
Debt Slaves: 7 Out Of 10 Americans Believe That Debt ”Is A Necessity In Their Lives”

Most of us like to think that “someday” we will get out of the hole and quit being debt slaves, but very few of us ever actually accomplish this. That is because the entire system is designed to trap us in debt before we even get out into the “real world” and keep us in debt until we die. Sadly, most Americans don’t even realize what is being done to them.

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Retired Couple Lives Merrily Off-Grid in a Tiny Float Cabin (Video)

Posted by on July 28, 2015 in Economy, Frugal Living, Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Retired Couple Lives Merrily Off-Grid in a Tiny Float Cabin (Video)

Los Angeles expats of a certain age Margy and Wayne Lutz took a decidedly unique route when selecting where exactly to hunker down after taking an early retirement from their careers in education.

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The Criminalization of Poverty

Posted by on July 25, 2015 in Economy with 0 Comments
The Criminalization of Poverty

Here’s a roundup of stories and studies on a theme we’ve been covering here at The Watch, the criminalization of poverty. Houston police arrested a single mother last week for “abandoning” her six-year-old and two-year-old in a food court while she went to a job interview. She says she couldn’t afford to hire childcare, and that the children were only 30 feet away, and never out of her sight.

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Brilliant Off-Grid 161 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home Built For Less than $14K (Video)

Posted by on July 24, 2015 in Frugal Living, Videos with 0 Comments
Brilliant Off-Grid 161 Sq. Ft. Tiny Home Built For Less than $14K (Video)

Living Big In A Tiny House host Bryce Langston and tiny home owner Brett Sutherland take us inside Brett’s amazing little 15 square metre (161 square feet) jewel, which Brett designed and built himself. Packed with unique, space saving design elements, Brett has created a fantastic space to both live and work.

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Artist Couple Builds Beautiful Mountain Cabin Out of Recycled Material for Only $500

Written by on July 18, 2015 in Economy, Frugal Living with 4 Comments
Artist Couple Builds Beautiful Mountain Cabin Out of Recycled Material for Only $500

How did they build the cabin so cheaply? Well, it helps that the property was owned by Olson’s family, so they got a great deal on that. Additionally, the dwelling has no plumbing or electricity, and almost all of the building materials are repurposed.

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Student Builds Lovely Tiny Home For $20,000 to Reduce His School Debt

Posted by on July 16, 2015 in Economy, Frugal Living with 0 Comments
Student Builds Lovely Tiny Home For $20,000 to Reduce His School Debt

University of Texas design student, Joel Webber had a desire many college students have — to reduce the debt of his college years. But unlike many of us, he used that desire to motivate him to create a beautiful 145 tiny home. Rather than spend $800/month for housing, Webber invested $20,000 into his own tiny house. It’s very cleverly designed — the steps up to his loft double as storage cubbies — which means it feels much bigger than 145 feet (which is on the smaller side for a tiny house).

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Why Right Now Is the Best Time to Start Your Business

Posted by on July 13, 2015 in Economy, Videos with 0 Comments
Why Right Now Is the Best Time to Start Your Business

According to HubSpot CEO and business advisor Brian Halligan, “it’s never been a better time to be an entrepreneur.” In this episode of ‘Behind the Brand,’ Halligan tells hosts Bryan Elliott why now is the time for small business owners to strike out on their own, and offers tips on how to make the most of your marketing efforts.

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Troika Says Greek Proposal Not Enough To Meet Targets, Serves As “Basis For Negotiations”

Posted by on July 11, 2015 in Economy, Videos with 0 Comments
Troika Says Greek Proposal Not Enough To Meet Targets, Serves As “Basis For Negotiations”

According to Reuters, the Troika told Eurozone governments that proposals from Greece for a bailout loan are a basis for negotiation, an EU official said on Saturday. “The three institutions have made a first joint assessment of the Greek reform proposals submitted Thursday night. Under certain conditions, they jointly see the proposals as a basis for negotiating an ESM program. This assessment was sent to the Eurogroup president last night,” the official said.

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Technical ‘Glitches’ Shut Down ‪‎NYSE‬, United Airlines & WSJ Website

Posted by on July 8, 2015 in Economy with 0 Comments
Technical ‘Glitches’ Shut Down ‪‎NYSE‬, United Airlines & WSJ Website

Trading on the NYSE came to a halt this morning as technical malfunctions prevented connections to other markets. The temporary pause coincides with widespread market drops and a similar “technical glitch” on United Airlines that grounded all flights and on the Wall Street Journal’s website as well. The Dow and S&P struggled to maintain gains and several indexes declined with the slump.

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6 Reasons Why The Tiny House Movement Is Going To Be Big Over Coming Decades

Posted by on July 1, 2015 in Economy, Frugal Living with 0 Comments
6 Reasons Why The Tiny House Movement Is Going To Be Big Over Coming Decades

Henry David Thoreau, the American author, poet, and philosopher (among other things) who wrote the classic essay “Walden” is somewhat of a poster boy for many in the tiny house movement. Thoreau himself lived in a tiny house (a 10′ × 15′ English style cottage) near Walden ponds. He spent more than two years living is this small cottage, contemplating life and turning conventional living on its head.

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Is this the Tiniest Tiny Home Ever? Man Lives Rent Free in Cozy $950 Dwelling

Posted by on June 30, 2015 in Economy, Frugal Living, Videos with 0 Comments
Is this the Tiniest Tiny Home Ever? Man Lives Rent Free in Cozy $950 Dwelling

Rob Greenfield’s journey for a more simpler, but more impactful life has led him to live in a second-hand tiny home, rent-free in someone else’s backyard that he is cultivating in exchange.

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Michael Pento: Most Dangerous Time-Since the History of Economics, Gold and Silver Update and More!

Posted by on June 29, 2015 in Economy, Videos with 0 Comments
Michael Pento: Most Dangerous Time-Since the History of Economics, Gold and Silver Update and More!

Financial expert Michael Pento on gold and silver update, Greek debt crisis. Pento thinks the biggest danger in the world is overconfidence in central banks. Pento explains…

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The Secret of Iceland’s Miracle Economic Recovery: Jail Bankers, Let Banks Go Bust & No Bail-Out

Posted by on June 13, 2015 in Economy with 1 Comment
The Secret of Iceland’s Miracle Economic Recovery: Jail Bankers, Let Banks Go Bust & No Bail-Out

Iceland is set to become the first Euorpean country to beat its pre-crisis economic output. Back in 2008 the country suffered the biggest banking collapse in history, seven years on – its one of the best country’s in the world for business. Their formula for success: jail the corrupt bankers & let the banks fail.

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Just Who are the Top Shareholders of Monsanto?

Posted by on June 7, 2015 in Economy with 2 Comments
Just Who are the Top Shareholders of Monsanto?

People like to talk nasty about Hugh Grant, Monsanto’s CEO, and obviously a shareholder. The same goes for Bill Gates. He purportedly owns millions of shares of Monsanto stock as well. But who are the real owners of Monsanto? The answer might be shocking. The real owners of Monsanto stock are institutions, and people who hide behind those institutions, not individuals like Gates and Grant. According to multiple sources, five investment funds are the top shareholders in Monsanto, with the Vanguard Group, Inc. at the top.

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