MoE contributor Tracy Walmsley reads Frugal Innovation. Frugal Innovation grew out ofthe term Jugaad, literally translating from Hindi as ‘hack’, and is in essence the practice of doing more with less.
In the US, pregnant women and young parents are turning to new finance models to fund the costs of taking maternity leave. Could the sharing economy step up to the challenge? I came across CoAbode, a site which […]
Were money to ever become entirely digital, would the piggy bank makers go out of business?
Piggy banks: discuss. When I was little, I remember putting pennies into my grandmother’s bright orange piggy bank, […]
Time banks are well known as community-building tools, but in Castlemilk, a district just south of Glasgow, one of the UK’s largest time banks is pushing this definition further – by including local prisoners […]
Most of us are familiar with the rules of Monopoly, but what about a game that incorporates ideas taken from the new economy, such as car sharing or crowdfunding? A Kickstarter project, the ‘Smart Money Maker’, […]
Sometimes people feel uncomfortable with society’s attitudes to spending and possessions. One way of responding is by starting or joining an initiative that promotes sharing in and of itself, but when reading […]
Once a financial sector employee in the city, health problems forced Karina Wells to think about more innovative approaches to help with the day-to-day activities of raising her family. She devised and […]
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