Showcase: The Lever That Money Can’t Pull

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

The 8 Most Eye-Opening Money Attractions in the U.S. [Wise Bread] – “Some of my most memorable vacations have centered around money — and didn’t require spending much of it at all. I had my photo taken next to a $1 million stack of bills at Binion’s on a recent trip to Las Vegas. Another memorable experience was visiting the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Washington, D.C. to see millions of dollars of being printed on the production floor.” (Submitted by Jim Wang.)

The 17 Income Streams I’m Working on Right Now. [Side Hustle Nation] — “What can your side hustle make free? That’s what The Side Hustle Snowball framework tries to answer. The idea behind this framework is to slowly erase or eliminate monthly expenses — starting with your smallest expenses and working your way up — with new income streams.” (Submitted by J. Money.)

How the Glorification of Struggle Is Both a Symptom and Cause of Financial Trauma. [Rakim Sabree] — “Somehow the devaluing of credibility, experience, and expertise of others is easier when we know that they had help. We hear the stories of those who received a loan, an inheritance, or were put in a position to be successful via education or some role at a company.” (Submitted by Tarsha.)

The Levers That Money Can’t Pull.  [More to That] — “If we can zoom out of any individual lever and take a holistic view of what makes us who we are, then we’ll see that money is just one character in the theater of life. That it can influence the direction of many things we care about, but not the things we care about most. That it’s a significant character in this story, but just a character, nonetheless. Because in the end, seeing that distinction makes all the difference.” (Submitted by J. Money.)

What’s Your #1 Travel Tip? [Cup of Jo] – “When choosing a hotel, I go to TripAdvisor and, instead of looking at the hotel’s professional photos, look at the travelers’ photos. That way, you can get a real sense of the place. Does the pool look crowded? Are lots of kids at the restaurant? Do the rooms feel dark?”  (Submitted by Jim Wang.)

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