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5 Financial Ted Talks for You and Your Family

Since we are all spending more time than usual at home, why not take a break from your normal TV show one night and rotate in a TED Talk. There are TED Talks for a number of different topics, from education, to business, to science and tech, but since we are a bank, we thought we’d recommend a few to help you manage your personal finances. TED believes passionately that the power of ideas can change attitudes, lives and the world through short, powerful talks from experts. During this changing time, why not swap in TED Talks once a week and start a new family tradition, one that generates more conversation and maybe even inspires you to learn more about handling your finances and building your personal wealth.

1. One Life-Changing Class You Never Took: Alexa von Tobel at TEDxWallStreet

There are many people who go through over 12 years of schooling and have experienced a personal finance class. This TED Talk is a great introduction to what should be required for any adult taking on their own finances. Alexa takes a very normal American financial situation – student loan debt, consumer debt, lack of retirement savings and salary questions – and walks her audience through what decisions led them to this point, as well as advice for the future.

2. Money can buy happiness: Michael Norton at TEDxCambridge 2011

Many of us want to participate in giving, however, we might be nervous that we will need that money for ourselves in the future. Michael breaks down the benefits from spending money on others rather than on yourself and reminds his audience how this will positively affect your happiness. Watch this TED Talk with your family and instill the importance of sharing wealth and donating at any financial point in your life.

3. Millennials, money and changing the world | Kelly Peeler | TEDxJohnsHopkinsUniversity

This Ted Talk targets the Millennial generation and aims to provide education for students post-graduation. Kelly gives advice on how to deal with your student loans, on how to budget and how to invest. The younger generations can watch this Ted Talk and get a better idea of what’s to come, and a better handle of economic strategies and financial literacy.

4. Why the Secret to Success is Setting the Right Goals| John Doer| TED2018

In any part of your life, setting your goals to achieve success is very important. John Doerr explains that our leaders or institutions are failing us because they are not working towards the correct goals. Learning about success and failure can help inspire you to align the right goals to be successful in all different parts of your life.

5. An Honest Look at the Personal Financial Crisis| Elizabeth White| TEDxVCU | February 2017

Elizabeth White dives into the current personal financial situation so many Americans are currently struggling through. While the older generations are trying to figure out retirement plans, the generations below them are struggling with debt. Listening in to White’s discussion about financial trouble can give you the advice you need to get through these uncertain times.

These talks, and the many more that are available, are sure to spark a conversation between you and your family. Why not take this to discuss how finances affect your family and what the future of personal finance looks for your children. Talk to them about what to look for in bank, then show them how easy it is to open an account, if they are old enough to understand consider showing them you can then use  Radius’ personal financial management tools, teaching them about and educating them on the importance of budgeting and tracking expenses.

About the author

Rebecca Arcand

As the Marketing and Design Specialist at LendingClub, Rebecca makes understanding finances simple for the Millennial generation. Focusing on how to set up different accounts or how to save, Rebecca is an experienced financial mentor giving you advice that will make a difference.