TED is a non-profit organization that formed in 1984 with the goal of spreading ideas in areas of technology, entertainment, and design, and has slowly evolved to include everything from global issues to academic topics. Ideas are shared via short “talks” — speeches given by experts in their fields. They’ve gained even more popularity since the inception of social media, which has allowed the talks to go viral.
Many financial and business experts have given talks about investments, self improvement and discipline related to spending, and more. Here are 10 TED Talks that will inspire you to set financial goals and help you strive to reach them.
The founder of Learnvest, an online financial planning company, speaks about setting yourself up for financial success in spite of facing challenges such as student loan and credit debt.
How do you build credit when you don’t have any to begin with? In this TED Talk, Shivani Siroya discusses InVenture, a mobile app that helps you build capital.
If you have ever tried to read a legal document or piece of legislation, and you’re not a lawyer, then you might have a difficult time understanding the ideas trying to be conveyed. In this TED Talk, Alan Siegel calls for simplified, plain-English documents.
With the recent popularization of the “gig economy,” many people are choosing to be part-time drivers, rent out their spare rooms or home, and even find neighbors to walk their dogs for them. Rachel Botsman discusses how trust plays into this new economy, and even runs it.
While some students are born into disadvantaged areas, Anindya Kundu talks about how it’s still possible to overcome any obstacle — including poor credit.
With cryptocurrency on the rise in popularity, the future will certainly look different as far as money is concerned. In her talk, Neha Narula envisions how we’ll exchange goods and services for money in the future.
It can be difficult to strike the balance between being charitable and being smart with your money. Audrey Choi outlines how this is possible.
It takes a certain type of personality to be a successful entrepreneur, and Cameron Herold believes you can see the signs in a person as early as childhood based on their school performance.
Retirement is going to sneak up on a lot of people who aren’t currently saving. Shlomo Benartzi sees saving as more than a change in behavior and explains it in his TED Talk.
Making a case for a controversial topic — sharing your salary or pay with your coworkers — David Burkus believes this can actually help retain better workers for a longer period of time.
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