At the very root of privilege is an advantage or favor that many times in America has come in the form of race, class, and gender. Institutional and generational injustices are appearing on our smartphone screens more than ever.
I dare to ask and say to you:
How seriously and clinically have we audited privilege in our lives? And as important, what do we do about it?
Henry Cross grew up in sunny Miami, Florida. Upon graduating high school, he moved to the politicized Washington, D.C. and double majored in History and Politics at the Catholic University. He served as a social studies teacher in Prince George’s County Public School in 2008-2009. In the fall of 2009, he moved to New York City to continue and grow his work in education and service.
He joined Hosh Yoga in 2011 as a teacher and Program Director. And since 2013, he founded and expanded programming for the organization with Hosh Kids and Hosh Seniors. Henry's entrepreneurial spirit helped developed the organizational, program, and financial capacity of the nonprofit to deliver self-sustaining and self-supporting health and wellness services to over 3,000 children, adults, and seniors every month in a cost-effective and fairly-priced way. And from 2014 to 2016, he participated in a philanthropic role by expanding the programming, policy, and public advocacy efforts of the Sonima Foundation as Community Relations Director.
Buying a Honda Accord Sedan instead of a Honda Pilot SUV saves roughly $25,000 over 10 years. But both cars are still going to cost a whole lot when all operating and ownership expenses are included (close to $100,000 per decade).
Ever wondered how much money a smaller car actually saves? Maybe not, but you’re a little curious right? An SUV seems so much safer and more luxurious, right? And if an SUV really isn’t that much more expensive than a regular-sized car, why settle for less?
Portland, Oregon-based Flannel Guy ROI is a working dude and family man that likes flannel shirts and wants to achieve financial independence a little sooner than most, particularly by making smart spending decisions and living intentionally.
His overall idea is to look at spending decisions as investments: what decisions will return the most value to you over time?
Each scenario is evaluated over a 10-year horizon with the following summary statistics:
Present value – what is the total value of your investment and expected returns in today’s dollars? Return on investment (ROI) – how much of your original investment will you make back? Payback period – how long will it take you to recoup your original investment?