Kids are Raised to Be Entrepreneurs — We’re Here to Help

September 11, 2019

From a very early age, children learn that money is how we purchase items. From watching a gasoline purchase, or stopping by your local bodega or grocer, we learn how to obtain items for our own consumption, using our own money. Children that are parented with a reward system tend to learn about being self-employed/reliant at a…

From Kiva to Crowdstreet: The Trends of Crowdfunding

September 6, 2019

Pitching in a few dollars in contribution to some really important initiative – beer for the frat party, paying for a friend’s surgery – isn’t a new idea.  Pooling together money from a group has had many iterations over time. It’s such a normalized part of life, that, similar to fashion, home decor and automobile…

HussleNomics: 2 Money Tips Inspired by Nipsey Hussle

August 28, 2019

Money can be one of the most uncomfortable topics to discuss. It’s common for many families to feel like it’s a secret; many children grow up missing out on the basics of money or not knowing their family’s household income. Couple this with an educational system which graduates teenagers who become adults with no idea…

Jay-Z: Patron Saint of Generational Wealth and Financial Literacy

August 28, 2019

Jay-Z famously rapped, “I can’t help the poor if I’m one of them, so I got rich and gave back, to me that’s the win/win” which set him up as an excellent financial role model. Everyday people can learn some money lessons from the man who gave us Big Pimpin’. Lyrics: You wanna know what’s…

How Crowdfunding Addresses The Common ‘Valley of Death’ Startup Problem

August 17, 2019

“As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I take a look at my life and realize there’s nothin’ left” – Coolio (and pretty much every entrepreneur seeking startup funding after burning through their savings!)  Tread carefully in the valley The Valley of Death typically refers to the $30,000 – $250,000 gap…

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