Financial literacy

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…

What’s Next for Equity Crowdfunding: Inclusivity and ‘Niche-ification’

April 24, 2019

More niche platforms Any marketer will tell you that as a young industry develops, it begins to serve its niches. Think about soft drinks as an example. When Coca-Cola was first developed, it was the only choice, take it or leave it. But as competitors realized the huge demand for soft drinks, they began to…

Financial Literacy: Understanding the Basics of Income Tax

March 6, 2019

Did you know that every paycheck you receive has a portion of funds that have been withheld, which get sent to the government –  that’s income tax! Even though the money off your checks is automatically deducted, you are ultimately responsible for taking control of your tax situation. Most of us didn’t learn the basics…

6 Common Financial Pitfalls: Weddings, Investing, Emergency Funds – Oh My!

February 27, 2019

What seems like common sense to some, can actually be very difficult for others. The following are some common pitfalls that should be avoided when possible: Late Bill Payments It doesn’t feel good to pay bills late, but in addition to that icky feeling, it can also have a negative effect on your credit score….

3 Reasons Why It Pays to Be Good with Money (ie. Financially Literate)

February 13, 2019

Understanding your money habits, following a budget and actively working to improve your credit score, all fall under the financial literacy umbrella. Starting out at your first job? Curious about how to secure startup investment capital? Saving up for an emergency fund? Everyone’s circumstances vary and we are all in different stages of our financial…

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