Event Theme: Economic Liberation

Question: Can systemic, economic disadvantages be overcome?

Excerpts from suggested readings:

 Three Strategies to Generate Wealth

wealth strategy

Official definitions of wealth include having an abundance of money, valuable possessions or material things. But this doesn’t quite cut the mustard. Taking it a step further, wealth for our purposes is defined as having enough of said money and valuable possessions to preserve your current lifestyle without having to work to do so.

Income, on the other hand, can simply be defined as earned compensation for performing a service, selling goods or property. Passive income is also included, which would include income earned from financial investments.

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Newly Retired Marshawn Lynch Hasn’t Spent any of the $50 Million He’s made in His NFL Career

Lynch reportedly has been living the past nine years off endorsements and other business ventures.

Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks. Getty Images

Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks. Getty Images

Lynch, the 12th pick in the 2007 NFL draft, signed a modest–by today’s standards–five-year, $19 million rookie contract with the Buffalo Bills. He took home roughly $14 million from that contract, during which he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks. Lynch really cashed in then, signing a four-year, $30 million extension with the Seahawks prior to the 2012 season, and he just finished the first year of a two-year, $24 million contract, bringing his career earnings on the field to $49.7 million.

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