Modern life is full of contradictions. On the one hand we are tasked with building relationships with others based on genuine feelings of equality for the first time in history, often while lacking role models. At the same time, we feel societal pressure get ahead, to focus on our careers, to invest and save and start a business and delay gratification and do all the things we want to do in retirement.
That's cool and all, but what's it all for?
This has been one of Life's Big Questions plaguing humans throughout history. Ideas are the possible answers to these questions, our goal is to explore them.
Why we focus on ideas
Ideas help determine what we believe is possible. For our own lives. In the lives of others. They guide how we choose to live, what we choose to do, who we choose to be.
Specifically we focus on three types of ideas:
- Ideas about how to live well. This we call the Good Life.
- Ideas about youth. This we call Young Thinking, and don't worry, we explain why it gets the cut here.
- Ideas about money stuff. As these are often the most misunderstood and least well covered by popular culture.
Collectively, we call these ideas Good Young Money. It makes it easier to remember.
We're an independent publication that will remain free forever. Ideas are multiplicative, they should be shared.
“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” ― George Bernard Shaw
Who is behind Good Young Money?
Hi, hello! I'm Riannah and my ambition is to influence capital allocation at scale to social impact. My day-to-day work focuses on building new finance models and tools to fund social impact. So far, I've helped allocate $25 million in social impact finance, but I hope to do far more with this publication through our giving model.
Our 4 step roadmap is the plan forward.