Showcase: Capitalism and the Environment: Are They Good or Bad for Each Other?

In the Plutus Awards Showcase, the Plutus Awards team and Apex Money highlight the best financial articles, podcast episodes, and videos from around the web each Friday. To submit an items you’ve written, created, or discovered, submit a request for consideration.

Plutus Awards Nominations Are Heating Up!

This year, the Plutus Awards will be announced at a live ceremony virtually during the Impact Summit. We will open registration for the event soon. Nominations are coming to a close in less than three weeks. For content creators, the Plutus Awards are like the Oscars — we recognize and celebrate the best of the best in content online.

The team has done an excellent job of adapting the awards for all types of content, not just blogs and podcasts! Content creators have a limited time to submit their content for consideration. Submit your content here.

An important part of the Awards are the public nominations. Content creators should encourage their audience to vote here. All nominations count towards the People’s Choice Awards across written, audio, and video content.

Here’s what we wanted to share with you this week.

Investing for 100-year-olds. [Monevator] — “If young people realize they might live past 100 and be in good shape to 90 or 95, it might make more sense to mix education, work and child-rearing across more years of life instead of devoting the first two decades exclusively to education, the next three or four decades to career and parenting, and the last four solely to leisure.” (Submitted by J. Money.)

Capitalism and the Environment: Are They Good or Bad for Each Other? [The Impact Investor] — “The impact of capitalism on the environment is not a new concern. It can be changed back to the foundation of capitalism in various ways. The fundamental function of capitalism is the competitive exchange of products or services to create a profit.” (Submitted by Tarsha.)

The Changing Landscape Of High-Yield Savings Accounts. [Financial Panther] — “If you have money in a savings account that’s still paying nothing, you absolutely need to move it. With rates where they are now, it’s an insult that some big banks are still paying nothing for their savings accounts.” (Submitted by J. Money.)

How Some People Get Away with Doing Nothing at Work. [Emily Stewart] — “Reporting for this story, I spoke with multiple people who are essentially fun employed, or at least one meaning of it, who sit around at work all day with very little to do. What was most surprising was that many did not exactly love the situation and felt somewhat conflicted.” (Submitted by J. D Roth.) 

Navigating Early Retirement. [Rational Walk] – “Most people dream about retirement but not necessarily because they dislike work. Having more time to devote to family, recreation, hobbies, and volunteer activities are common motivating factors. Unfortunately, most people fail to achieve financial independence due to the trap of an ever-ratcheting lifestyle. But for those who are motivated, early retirement is within reach even without an unusually high income. It just takes a great deal of discipline and a fiercely independent mindset.” (Submitted by Jim Wang.) 

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