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Social Entrepreneurship Taking Root Around the World

2018-08-08 by Adam Jiwan

  From the inner city streets of Detroit to the African plains, social entrepreneurs make their living by making life better for someone else. It counts as a trend that is taking root in various spots around the world. Social entrepreneurs start businesses that promote volunteerism, fight poverty, and work to put an end to the AIDS/ HIV crisis. The reason behind this recent phenomena is relatively straightforward. When you do good for others, you feel good. Take the socially-conscious; they feel better when purchasing products and services from companies that reflect a similar worldview and the same set of... Read More >

How Self-Driving Cars Will Impact Shipping Containers

2018-06-27 by Jacques Piccard
How Self-Driving Cars Will Impact Shipping Containers

Driverless technology is taking the world today by storm. The invention and development of self-driven hauling technology is slowly finding its way into the transportation sector. Although this technology is still in its nascent stages of development, it is prospected that its full development would lead to significant improvements and bring anticipated as well as unprecedented effects upon the transportation sector. Improved Safety Long hauling of goods and containers through roads today is plagued with a major problem of diminishing standards of safety. With the existing human-only safety systems in the modern-day trucking industry, over 650,000 Americans are prospected to... Read More >

5 Things to Know About Investing Money

2018-06-21 by Jacques Piccard
5 Things to Know About Investing Money

There are many options when it comes to investing money. Some people suffer from a paralysis of analysis precisely because there are so many options. Before starting an investing program, it's important to take the proper steps to make sure that you know what you're doing. Here are some steps that you'll want to take before beginning your investing journey. Set a Goal Those who have concrete, measurable goals are more likely to achieve them. According to one famous saying, those who aim at nothing will hit it every time. How much do you need for a down payment on... Read More >

Can Blockchain Technology End the Threat of Online Personal Data Theft?

2018-06-15 by Adam Jiwan
Blockchain and Identity Theft

  Technology has been evolving at an alarming rate for more than a decade, and now more than ever people use personal, portable devices like their laptops and smartphones to buy and sell goods/ services in marketplaces online. Personal information tends to flow more freely than one might hope due to the familiarity of the websites that you are using.  It’s only after the theft has occurred that we heed the warnings and begin to take proper care of ourselves and our personal information. Only after our identity has been lifted and the crime successfully committed, do we encounter every... Read More >

Intelligent Ways to Invest Money from Your Summer Job

2018-06-11 by Jacques Piccard
Intelligent Ways to Invest Money from Your Summer Job

Pop quiz. How early is too early to start saving for college? For a home? For retirement? And what does this have to do with you saving money from your summer job? A great deal, it turns out. That summer job presents you with a perfect opportunity to learn how money works and how to invest it. If you have reached this stage in your financial development, here are four things you should keep in mind as you start investing the money you made on your summer job. 1. What are Your Savings Goals? Before you can actually invest your... Read More >

Investing Tips to Help Grow Your Money

2018-06-05 by Jacques Piccard
Investing Tips to Help Grow Your Money

Investing is The Best Plan for Your Future: Now, more than ever, people are living longer lives. Since you do not want to have to worry about having to work long hours in your old age, you do well to learn about investing. Investing can help you to accumulate money that you can use when you are retired. The following is information that will help you to get started in your investing journey, and it will also help you to learn more about moving your money. Have a Diverse Portfolio: There is a plethora of options that you have when... Read More >

Why Millennial’s Are Investing Less

2018-06-05 by Jacques Piccard
Why Millennial's Are Investing Less

Finance: As of today, most millennial's are now transitioning out of school and into the workforce. For most of them, they have probably seen a dramatic increase in pay after they got their degree and got the new job. Because of the extra capital, you would think that they would e investing for their future, right? Wrong! Many millennial's are moving away from the "unstable and risky" financial markets even though they have historically provided the greatest returns and many millionaires. Why do millennial's think it is so risky? Well, some of them don't want to put their money on... Read More >

Tricks for Launching Influencer Marketing Campaigns

2018-05-31 by Ronn Torossian
Tricks for Launching Influencer Marketing Campaigns

As social media marketing becomes increasingly more popular, platforms like Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook have moved outside of the consumer sphere, and into the business world too. Companies all around the world are beginning to realize that if they want to earn loyalty and support from their customers, then they need to make sure that they're connecting with them over the right channels. One of the best ways to immediately improve brand reach and expand the potential any marketing campaign, is with influencer marketing. Influencers allow up-and-coming brands to piggyback on their existing reputation. The question is, how can the... Read More >

The Top 3 Books on Investing

2018-05-24 by Jacques Piccard
The Top 3 Books on Investing

The personal finance landscape is awash with books written to help individuals decrease debt and attain wealth. With all the available options, it can be hard to figure out where to start. Whether you are a beginner or have some investing experience behind you, it won't hurt to learn or refresh your investment strategies. The following books provide may serve as a starting point for new investors, an in-depth resource for serious investors or provide a new outlook for both groups. Rich Dad Poor Dad What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money – That The Poor And Middle Class... Read More >

Pros and Cons of Doing Your Own Taxes

2018-05-22 by Jacques Piccard
Pros and Cons of Doing Your Own Taxes

Doing your own taxes may seem like a good idea to some, but for others, not so much. The main reason that some people choose not do their own taxes is because they worry about getting into legal trouble. Ultimately, the decision is entirely up to you, but before making this decision, you should weigh the positives and negatives. The Pros and Cons: There are both positives and negatives of doing your own taxes. Arguably, the biggest positive is that you can save a lot of money by using a government site. If you don’t trust a government site, and insist... Read More >

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