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5 Ways to Maximize Your Thanksgiving Holiday

Timothy Sykes | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

However, Thanksgiving is about more than just having the day off and Black Friday and holiday shopping, Thanksgiving is a really powerful holiday and one that can be the best day of the year, if you just take the time to really enjoy the best Thanksgiving has to offer. If you want to really maximize your Thanksgiving holiday, here are five easy tips to consider that can completely change your holiday experience.

The Social Fabric of Finance

Yee Lee | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Yee Lee

Isolated Lending Finds a Friend in Social Networking For decades the lending industry has tirelessly pursued the perfect equation to determine a bor...

I Paid Off $8,400 in 90 Days. Here's How I Did It.

Lauren Bowling | Posted 11.24.2015 | Business
Lauren Bowling

After getting myself into close to $10,000 of credit card debt in 2013/2014 when I renovated my first home, I at first stuck my head in the sand and vowed to the readers of my blog I was going to pay it off in 2015.

How an Innovative Online Financial Platform Returns to the Gold Standard

Shazir Mucklai | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Shazir Mucklai

The current macroeconomic environment is a disaster for savers. Interest rates are at an all-time low, banks have paid essentially no interest on depo...

In the Face of Financial Odds, Millennials Lean Into Their Network

Yee Lee | Posted 11.23.2015 | Technology
Yee Lee

It is well known millennials are great at leveraging their personal networks for financial matters from finding a job to finding an apartment. Do not be surprised to see this generation apply this same attitude of open-sharing across other financial services as well.

Seven Important Stock Trading Lessons We Can All Learn... From an 18 Year Old Trading Genius

Timothy Sykes | Posted 11.18.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

When it comes to learning about penny stock trading tips, there is no end to the different resources available for those who want to make money by t...

Terrorist Financing Must Be Destroyed

Frank Vogl | Posted 11.17.2015 | World
Frank Vogl

A sprawling dark network of financial agents has long supported terrorist operations. The U.S. Patriot Act, pushed by the last Bush Administration following the 9/11 disaster explicitly sought to strengthen efforts in this area. But, still more must be done.

5 Stock Study Habits of Successful Traders

Paul Scolardi | Posted 11.17.2015 | Business
Paul Scolardi

When it comes to becoming a successful stock trader, there is no replacement for taking the time, and putting in the effort to studying trading and learning how to become a well-versed investing professional.

What To Do When You Love Your S.O. But Not Their Spending Habits

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 11.16.2015 | Weddings

Money can be a huge point of contention in any relationship. What do you do if you can't afford your partner's spending habits? In the video a...

Violence Is the Business Of The NFL Because It Sells

Leland Faust | Posted 11.13.2015 | Sports
Leland Faust

Needless violence on and off the field should undermine the popularity of professional football. Sadly, that isn't the case. In fact, violence is accepted, even encouraged, by the National Football League because it sells.

The Forefront of Financial Innovation Belongs to Tech

Yee Lee | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Yee Lee

Financial innovation isn't just being driven by traditional financial service providers; it's also coming from tech companies who have built loyal consumer followings and are now offering financial services in novel ways.

Are You Risking Your (Small) Business By Taking An Online Loan?

Shunit Harpaz | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Shunit Harpaz

In our last blog post I stressed how small businesses are constantly looking for cash infusion. A positive cash flow for a small business provides breathing air much needed to grow, to renovate, to buy new equipment or just to free some needed capital.

Ending Indifference Toward Consumer Financial Safeguards

Steven Smith | Posted 11.12.2015 | Black Voices
Steven Smith

Consumer vulnerabilities affect everyone -- financial institutions and retailers who must bear the cost, small businesses whose reputations' suffer if their consumers are affected by fraud, and most importantly, working class Americans who have to bear these consequences firsthand.

The First Thing You Should Do With Your Paycheck After Getting a Raise

GOBankingRates | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business

By Alaina Tweddale, Contributor The average worker can expect about a 3 percent pay raise in 2015, according to a 2014/2015 compensation planni...

10 Reasons You're Not Rich

Steve Siebold | Posted 11.11.2015 | Business
Steve Siebold

Everyone says they want more money, but it's impossible to acquire more money until you realize what's holding you back. Once you can recognize the negative thoughts, beliefs and philosiphies that you've probably had most of your life about money, only then is it possible to start earning more.

Current Trends in Bank M&A: 2015 Outlook for M&A

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Guest Post by Elise Hauser, Product Manager, Sageworks. In a recent survey by Crowe Horwath 66% of bankers felt that 2014 was a better year for bank ...

What Financial Advisors Can Learn From A Raisin In the Sun

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 11.09.2015 | Hawaii
Aleeka Kay Edwards

The play debuted in 1959 but the enduring theme remains: inner wealth is the foundation for outer wealth.

The 10 Best Stock Market Books You Should Be Reading

Timothy Sykes | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Timothy Sykes

At a time when science often seems to be on the defensive - from the safety of vaccines and genetically modified organisms to the very existence of evolution and climate change - I have found a hopeful sign.

Wells Fargo Wants to Let You Make Million-Dollar Wire Transactions with Your Face and Voice

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.06.2015 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

"My voice gives me access to proceed, please verify me," I announced to the phone in my hand. It scanned my face to see if my lips were moving. I then read aloud series of numbers. The voiceprint was a match, and the app unlocked itself - the demonstration was a success.

I (Shall Happily) Accept the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics on Behalf of Satoshi Nakamoto

Bhagwan Chowdhry | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Bhagwan Chowdhry

I am completely serious in suggesting Satoshi Nakamoto for the Prize. The invention of bitcoin -- a digital currency -- is nothing short of revolutionary.

4 Industries Set to See Massive Disruptions From Smarter Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Shazir Mucklai | Posted 11.09.2015 | Business
Shazir Mucklai

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the next frontier in technology as humans are working to tap into the enormous data-processing capability of computers.

10 Signs You're Addicted to Online Shopping

Marlynn Wei, MD, JD | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Marlynn Wei, MD, JD

Online businesses nowadays always seem to know what we want and how to drive us toward their shopping carts, even when we are just on Facebook or browsing online. That pair of shoes you looked at last week pops up in the corner of your screen like a stealth shopping mousetrap.

The Unlikely Alliance Of A Corporate Raider And A Populist

Matthew Thomas | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Matthew Thomas

They may be unlikely allies. They may have vastly different motivations. But for now, Carl Icahn and Elizabeth Warren can justifiably claim to be on the same side when it comes to systemically important financial institutions. It is a union that bank executives should be very afraid of.

Indonesia Is on Fire. Here's How Goldman Sachs Responded

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 11.08.2015 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

The idea behind these sustainable finance policies is that they're supposed to drive positive change in the industries that are hungry for bank loans or underwriting services. But in Goldman Sachs' case, its policies actually lag those of their customers.

Financial Products Must Continue to Change to Serve Gen Y

Kali Hawlk | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
Kali Hawlk

Gen Y isn't like our predecessors. We're not all that complicated, just different. And the financial products and services that are willing to change and adapt to function in a technology-driven world where personable and transparent business win out will be the ones that thrive.