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I think this is a great idea and a great way to get the conversation started. It is very intimidating as a young twenty something individual to ask questions regarding financial intelligence, and making this a popular topic of conversation can be challenging. Providing a sense of financial empowerment to young people void of any mockery or judgment is so important. This seems like it would be a successful way to start the conversation because the information is coming from your peers.


Shannon commented on Alternative currency to fight poverty

This is such a fantastic idea! It has the ability to not only help impoverished individuals financially but also return the "power" back to the consumer themselves. They can now decide how to spend their money instead of being at the mercy of banks, governments, etc. who control the financial environment of this Bangladesh slum. The article mentions how this is essentially a voucher for trade - currency accepted by all but without official regulation. This is a great bartering system.