I tried the cash-only diet for 2 weeks
Going on a cash-only diet was a major wake-up call. A while back, Business Insider offered "13 tips to save up to $1,000 in 30 days or less," based on Ramit Sethi's challenge to help people save $1,00...
This brilliant pyramid outlines the 6 steps to financial success
You may have heard of the hierarchy of needs ... but what about the hierarchy of FIRE? It's the ranking of primary human needs for psychological well-being as described by American psychologist Abraha...
Informal economy
The informal sector, informal economy, or grey economy is the part of an economy that is neither taxed, nor monitored by any form of government. Unlike the formal economy, activities that are engaged ...
Informal economy - Wikipedia
Black Market Reloaded
Black Market Reloaded was a .onion hidden Tor website which sold illegal drugs and other illegal goods such as stolen credit cards and firearms. Its popularity increased dramatically after the closur...
Black Market Reloaded - Wikipedia
I tried the cash-only diet for 2 weeks
Going on a cash-only diet was a major wake-up call. A while back, Business Insider offered "13 tips to save up to $1,000 in 30 days or less," based on Ramit Sethi's challenge to help people save $1,00...
Fakelaki
Fakelaki or fakellaki is the phonetic transliteration of the Greek word φακελάκι. It means "little envelope" but is also used in Greek popular culture as a jargon term referring to the bribery of publ...
Tandas
A tanda is the Latin American term for an informal rotating savings and credit association (ROSCAS). They are operated globally, but have over 200 different names that vary from country to country. Th...
Wide boy
Wide boy is a British term for a man who lives by his wits, wheeling and dealing. According to the Oxford English Dictionary it is synonymous with spiv. The word "wide" is in this sense means wide-aw...
War profiteering
A war profiteer is any person or organization that profits from warfare or by selling weapons and other goods to parties at war. The term has strong, negative connotations. General profiteering may al...
Saving
Saving is income not spent, or deferred consumption. Methods of saving include putting money aside in, for example, a deposit account, a pension account, an investment fund, or as cash. Saving also in...
El Mercado de Los Angeles
Built in 1968, El Mercado de Los Angeles is located in the Boyle Heights district of the city of Los Angeles east of the LA River and adjacent to East Los Angeles (an unincorporated portion of the Cou...
Illegal taxicab operation
Illegal taxicabs, sometimes known as gypsy cabs, are taxicabs and other for-hire vehicles that are not duly licensed or permitted by the jurisdiction in which they operate. Most major cities of the Un...
Reefer Madness (2003 book)
Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market is a book written by Eric Schlosser and published in 2003. The book is a look at the three pillars of the underground economy o...
Reefer Madness (2003 book) - Wikipedia
American Market
American Market (also known as Sitara Market) is a market located in Peshawar, Pakistan. It sells various types of electronic goods and is known for its low prices while being notorious for giving its...
Indian black money
In India, Black money refers to funds earned on the black market, on which income and other taxes have not been paid. The total amount of black money deposited in foreign banks by Indians is unknown. ...
Tontine
A tontine /tɒntin/ is an investment plan for raising capital, devised in the 17th century and relatively widespread in the 18th and 19th centuries. It combines features of a group annuity and a lotter...
Tontine - Wikipedia
Informal sector
The informal sector, informal economy, or grey economy is the part of an economy that is neither taxed, nor monitored by any form of government. Unlike the formal economy, activities that are engaged ...
Informal sector - Wikipedia
Khon Kaen scavengers
Waste pickers in Khon Kaen, Thailand are unregistered workers who search through trash for recyclable goods that can be sold to distributors for a price. These workers live in all parts of the city, r...
Susu account
Susu collectors are one of the oldest financial groups in Africa. Based largely in Ghana they provide (for a small fee) an informal means for Ghanaians to securely save and access their own money, and...
AD-IA model
The aggregate demand–inflation adjustment model builds on the concepts of the IS–LM model and the AD–AS models, essentially in terms of changing interest rates in response to fluctuations in inflation...
Household electricity approach
The Household Electricity Approach to measuring the size of the underground economy or black market of a country exploits the presumed relationship between household electrical consumption and a count...
Flat rate (finance)
Flat interest rate mortgages and loans calculate interest based on the amount of money a borrower receives at the beginning of a loan. However, if repayment is scheduled to occur at regular intervals...
Flat rate (finance) - Wikipedia
Raitero
Raiteros are drivers who transport groups of low-wage workers to their jobs for a fee. Raiteros are most commonly used by immigrant farmworkers and workers at distant factories or warehouses. The ser...
Grey market
A grey market (sometimes called a Parallel import, but this can also mean other things; not to be confused with a black market or a grey economy) is the trade of a commodity through distribution chann...
Aggregate behavior
In economics, aggregate behavior refers to economy-wide sums of individual behavior. It involves relationships between economic aggregates such as national income, government expenditure and aggregate...
Bootlegging (business)
In economics and business administration literature, Kenneth E. Knight introduced the notion of bootlegging in 1967. Bootlegging is defined as research in which motivated individuals secretly organize...
Keynesian cross
The Keynesian cross diagram demonstrates the relationship between aggregate demand (shown on the vertical axis) and aggregate supply (shown on the horizontal axis, measured by output).In the Keynesian...
Keynesian cross - Wikipedia
Transactional sex
Transactional sexual relationships are sexual relationships where the giving of gifts or services is an important factor. Transactional sex relationships are distinct from prostitution, in that the ex...
Silk Road (marketplace)
Silk Road was an online black market, best known as a platform for selling illegal drugs. As part of the Deep Web, it was operated as a Tor hidden service, such that online users were able to browse i...
Rotating Savings and Credit Association
A Rotating Savings and Credit Association or ROSCA is a group of individuals who agree to meet for a defined period in order to save and borrow together, a form of combined peer-to-peer banking and pe...