3 Fascinating Ways People Are Managing Money Around the World

As the financial industry becomes more inclusive, we keep discovering different methods for managing money that people are using around the world. Technology certainly plays a factor, and in some parts of the world, customers can bank without ever stepping into a physical branch. Here are some of the most interesting ways people are managing… Read More

Tips for Securing a Small Business Loan

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has been supporting entrepreneurial go-getters since President Dwight Eisenhower ushered it into existence, with the signage of The Small Business Act, in 1953. Developed to ensure federal efforts successfully nurture small businesses at the local level, in 2014 the SBA helped some 60,000 individuals secure startup capital. But to be… Read More

How to Start a Social Impact Business in 4 Steps

The workplace appears to be changing for the better. And rather than solely focusing on acquiring personal wealth, younger generations seem to be concerned with empowering the crowd as a whole. This altruistic zeitgeist may explain why more and more nonprofits and “B-corps” are popping up daily: There are more than 1.5 million nonprofit organizations… Read More

How to Make your Side Hustle Work for You

Side Hustle (sīd·həsəl) Noun. A sideline that brings in cash; something other than your main job. (Source: UrbanDictionary.com) We’ve all seen the data signaling an economic bounce-back in the years following the Great Recession. Indeed, while the national unemployment rate surged to ten percent in the wake of the crisis, it has since fallen to… Read More

The Golden Years: Planning for Retirement at Any Age

What are you looking most forward to in life? Having a child? Getting married, perhaps? For many adults, it’s retirement. But in order to truly enjoy retirement, it’s important to start planning now. With that in mind, we’ve created a quick and easy guide for you to follow, regardless of your current age. 20s, 30s,… Read More

The Psychology of Experiential Living

In 1943, famed behavioral psychologist Abraham Maslow was curious to learn what made emotionally-fulfilled people tick. To find out, he studied noted success stories such as Frederick Douglass, Eleanor Roosevelt and Albert Einstein. He also looked at highly-functioning college students, poised to make their own marks on the world. What did all these people have… Read More

Think Starting a Business Will Save Your Personal Finances? Think Again.

Did the entrepreneur light bulb go off in your head recently after you received the umpteenth bill you cannot afford to pay?  You probably started thinking, “Why put up with my miserable, low-paying job when I could earn real money with my own business?” And now you spring out of bed late at night with… Read More

How To Afford Priceless Experiences

Priceless experiences require money.  We want to travel the world, eat exotic cuisines, attend music festivals, and buy one-of-a-kind apparel from local businesses.  These experiences make our lives awesome. However, mainstream financial services that help us afford these priceless experiences often come with a price tag that is not in our best interest. Think about… Read More

The “50/30/20 Rule”: A Balanced Approach to Finance

In personal financial planning circles, a budgetary principle known as the “50/30/20 Rule” has been making the rounds for some years. The term was first coined in the bestselling book, “All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan”, penned by Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren and her business consultant-daughter Amelia Warren Tyagi, written when Senator… Read More

How Empowering Women through Financial Technology Benefits Us All

Over the last decade, great strides have been made toward achieving financial inclusion on a global scale, providing underserved populations with better options to manage their finances in safe and convenient ways. One demographic that has seen exponential growth as a result of this trend is women. Advancements in the financial sector have led to… Read More