Investor Tribes is making finance fun, easy, and social for millennials

Did you know that 2/3’s of Americans are unable to pass a basic financial literacy test? The figure alarms me, yet I’ll be the first to admit that finance is tough… I’ve studied the subject the past ten years and still struggle to understand the math, lingo, and finding the best way to plan for my future. The funny thing is, as a result of not understanding their money, Americans prefer to stay quiet rather than ask questions. Continue reading “Investor Tribes is making finance fun, easy, and social for millennials”

FinTech is booming in 2018 and here’s what you need to know

You probably haven’t been able to avoid bitcoin, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and ICO hype in 2018. If you have, kudos, kudos, but my social media newsfeeds are buzzing with messages from crypto-heads … and my email … let’s just say it’s spam central.

That said, the blockchain revolution is booming, putting FinTech at the forefront of Wall Street, Silicon Valley, and Capitol Hill discussions. Continue reading “FinTech is booming in 2018 and here’s what you need to know”

Fund a loan. Change a life. Discover Kiva.

Founded in 2005, Kiva is an international non profit based out of San Francisco on a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. By connecting borrowers and lenders, Kiva is able to help entrepreneurs in the poorest countries launch their own businesses, provide resources to students in under-resourced regions, and give communities in rural areas access to clean energy. Anyone can help a borrower with as little as $25. And 100% of every dollar goes directly to funding loans, thanks to donations Kiva receives from grants, sponsors, and people like you. Continue reading “Fund a loan. Change a life. Discover Kiva.”

Ellevest Helps Women Achieve Their Investment Objectives

According to the Census Bureau, 70% of the nation’s personal financial advisors are male. Ask the CFPB, they’ll tell you that numbers closer to 77%. Others estimate the figure is over 80%. You think that might be a problem for women looking to invest their hard earned dough?¬†Women’s salaries are different than men’s, but not in the way you might initially think. Women’s salaries peak at age 40, versus men’s salaries which peak at 55. Continue reading “Ellevest Helps Women Achieve Their Investment Objectives”

Save On Your Subscriptions [And A Whole Lot More] With Trim

Millennials are leading the way in the subscription economy. A new study from payments processor Vantiv shows that 70% of millennials have a product subscription and 89% have a service subscription. Subscriptions make purchasing simple in a time when we’re all constantly bombarded with an overabundance of choice. Continue reading “Save On Your Subscriptions [And A Whole Lot More] With Trim”