Set for Life

Dominate Life, Money, and the American Dream

Author: Scott Trench

Publisher: Biggerpockets Publishing, LLC


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 194

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If you want to be financially free, you need to develop fiscal confidence; you need to build and follow a plan that allows you to live the life of your dreams. Trench provides a three-step guide that gives readers the fiscal confidence they need to achieve early financial freedom.

Work Optional

Retire Early the Non-Penny-Pinching Way

Author: Tanja Hester

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 989

A practical action guide for financial independence and early retirement from the popular "Our Next Life" blogger. In today's work culture, we're expected to hustle around the clock. But what if you could escape the traditional path and get on one that doesn't require working full-time until age 65? What if you could wake up every day without an alarm clock and do the things you love most? Tanja Hester and her husband Mark left their crazed careerist lifestyle to live their dream life in Lake Tahoe, retiring early from high-stress careers. Now Tanja will help you map out a customized plan for freedom and make it easy to succeed, whether you're good at math and budgeting-or not! Work Optional is more than just a financial plan: it's a plan for your whole life-designed by you, not by an employer or clients. Tanja walks you through envisioning your dream life, accounting for variables such as health care and children, protecting yourself from recessions and future unknowns, and achieving a purpose-filled early retirement, semi-retirement, or career intermission with completely doable, non-penny-pinching steps. You can live a happier, more meaningful life, free from the daily grind. Regardless of where you are in your career, Work Optional will get you there.

Soccer and the American Dream

Author: Ian Lawrence

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 172

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The American Dream is founded upon the ideological belief that ‘you can be anything you want to be’, regardless of your current class position, and is one of the most emotive, pervasive and ideologically embedded concepts championed by American citizens. Providing contemporary insight into the American Dream via the critical lens of soccer – the world’s pre-eminent sport but still a minority interest in the US – this book challenges the notion that America is different, exceptional or unique in the global order, either in real socio-economic-political terms or in perceived cultural terms. Soccer and the American Dream offers an overview of soccer in the US and uses case studies to explore the motives of American university students in undertaking a soccer scholarship, considering the impact of family, social class and career development upon social mobility and upon the game itself. Providing a fascinating new insight into the nexus of sport, education, culture and society, this is a topical resource for students, scholars and practitioners across the fields of soccer, higher education, youth sport, sports development, sports coaching and sport management.

The American Dream

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing


Category: American Dream in literature

Page: 252

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Provides an examination of the American dream in classic literary works.

American Dreams in Mississippi

Consumers, Poverty, and Culture, 1830-1998

Author: Ted Ownby

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press


Category: History

Page: 248

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The dreams of abundance, choice, and novelty that have fueled the growth of consumer culture in the United States would seem to have little place in the history of Mississippi--a state long associated with poverty, inequality, and rural life. But as Ted Ownby demonstrates in this innovative study, consumer goods and shopping have played important roles in the development of class, race, and gender relations in Mississippi from the antebellum era to the present. After examining the general and plantation stores of the nineteenth century, a period when shopping habits were stratified according to racial and class hierarchies, Ownby traces the development of new types of stores and buying patterns in the twentieth century, when women and African Americans began to wield new forms of economic power. Using sources as diverse as store ledgers, blues lyrics, and the writings of William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, and Will Percy, he illuminates the changing relationships among race, rural life, and consumer goods and, in the process, offers a new way to understand the connection between power and culture in the American South.

The Support Economy

Why Corporations Are Failing Individuals and the Next Episode of Capitalism

Author: Shoshana Zuboff

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 829

Today’s “managerial” capitalism has grown hopelessly out of touch with the people it should be serving. The Support Economy explores the chasm between people and corporations and reveals a new society of individuals who seek relationships of advocacy and trust that provide support for their complex lives. Unlocking the wealth of these new markets can unleash the next great wave of wealth creation, but it requires a radically new approach—“distributed” capitalism. The Support Economy is a call to action for every citizen who cares about the future.

The Good Life and Its Discontents

The American Dream in the Age of Entitlement, 1945-1995

Author: Robert J. Samuelson

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (NY)


Category: History

Page: 293

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Examines why Americans are overcome by self-doubt, confusion, and discontentment, arguing that we have become disillusioned by our success and by unrealistic expectations

Landscaping the American dream

the gardens and film sets of Florence Yoch, 1890-1972

Author: James J. Yoch

Publisher: Sagapress


Category: Architecture

Page: 228

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Briefly recounts the life and career of the American landscape architect, and shows her innovative designs for California gardens

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress



Category: Law


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The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature

William Faulkner - Mina Loy

Author: Jay Parini

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 525

View: 156

Alphabetically arranged entries include discussions of individual authors, literary movements, institutions, notable texts, literary developments, themes, ethnic literatures, and "topic" essays.