Event: Financial Integrity Program Series
The Port Angeles Library in Washington State, USA, is hosting a workshop series about the Financial Integrity program. Saturdays, March 16, 23, and 30 (attendance at all three sessions required)
Pre-registration required by March 13th, space is limited. Go to the Olympic Library System events page for more details.
Event: Money & Life, documentary premiere coming to a city near you (in USA)
Money & Life is a passionate and inspirational essay-style documentary that that asks a provocative question: can we see the economic crisis not as a disaster, but as a tremendous opportunity? This cinematic odyssey connects the dots on our current economic pains and offers a new story of money based on an emerging paradigm of planetary well-being that understands all of life as profoundly interconnected. The world premiere will be in Seattle on March 20th. a screening near you.
Member Profile: Laurana Rayne
Laurana Rayne has published a book on the subject of navigating the consumer culture, Conscious Spending, Conscious Life. Laurana teaches a university course on consumer issues, and incorporates many of the principles of Financial Integrity into her classes and her writing. Learn how to access her book and blog here.
Tools & Examples: CFPB student debt visualizer
The Consumer Protection Financial Bureau has an interesting tool for gauging the impact of your student debt. Although not very specific, the "cost comparison" visualizer translates general college cost information into data regarding the long term impact of student debt. E.g. paying for an average 4-year private education with private loans will cost the equivalent of 63 tank-fulls of gas PER MONTH, for ten years after graduation. Pretty interesting thought experiment for anyone weighing financing options! Find the comparison visualizer here.
Resource: People Money - the Promise of Regional Currencies
' People Money - the Promise of Regional Currencies' tells the stories of 16 local currency systems, based on interviews with practitioners from around the world. "It is not just another downturn in the business cycle but a deep systemic crisis caused by the rift between a casino economics based on monetary speculation and the social and ecological realities of our time. The only way to bridge this chasm between money and planet, between money and people is to reinvent money." Many communities around the world are doing just that.
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On the wiki: Inspirations to share
We've added a gallery of images for you to use, post or share, focusing on Financial Integrity as a part of life. This will be updated as new images are created. Check it out!
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The New Road Map Foundation
The Financial Integrity program has its roots in the groundbreaking work of the late Joe Dominguez, co-author with V. Robin of the best seller Your Money Or Your Life. This wiki is sponsored by the non-profit New Road Map Foundation (NRM). Founded in 1984 to disseminate the proceeds from Joe’s original seminar recordings, NRM continues via this web site to support people in transforming their relationship with money, and aligning their finances with their values.
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