Friday Links: Gold Bulls & More Money

A gold Bullish purse charm, only available to #BullCon2013 attendees.

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  • There’s only three more weeks to get our early rate for #BullCon 2013, our first annual Bullicorn Conference in sunny Miami. Get your tickets here. All attendees receive their choice of Bullish charm, pictured above.
  • Here’s a good link on “earning-to-give.” Watch the video above.
  • Instead of “I don’t fit in these pants,” try “These pants don’t get me.” Very gentlewomanly. (See Bullish: Gentlewomen Don’t Crash Diet).
  • Join Wall Street. Save the world. At least, that’s what Jason Trigg is doing, a 25 year old MIT computer science grad. “His logic is simple,” The Wall Street Journal explains, “The more he makes, the more good he can do.” This seems like an excellent time to revisit Bullish: How To Ask For More Money, Part Two.

I want to start by saying that, even if you don’t care about money, you should care about money.

If it felt a little dirty or weird for you to even click on the link to read an article about asking for more money, I really want you to get over that.

I’m convinced that many fewer men than women have that feeling. Many elderly widows wished they’d learned more about money before they got to the point where they’re hoping they don’t outlive their own savings (I love math, but how sad a use of math is that?)

It is not selfish, greedy, or evil to want more money. Wanting more money is smart, ambitious, responsible, and caring. I wrote about the social and altruistic benefits of wealth in Bullish: Actually, We’re All Kind of the 1%.Specifically, at some point, someone you love will almost certainly get cancer. Having money allows you do to things like buy your family member’s groceries during a tough time, or take time off work to care for that person yourself.

Furthermore, asking for more money is important for feminism. Every time you should and you don’t, you reinforce the idea that women just don’t care about these things that much; every time you ask, you help normalize the idea that women want to get paid fairly — or at the highest rate the market will bear — for their work.