Financial literacy

Financial Literacy is on the Rise and Crowdfunding is its Loyal Sidekick

January 13, 2020

Off like a shot from a cannon, financial literacy is gaining momentum with the masses as a popular topic this January. It may be a new year and a new decade, but money never sleeps (according to Gordon Gekko) and this is a positive sign for our financial future. In fact, Morocco just legalized crowdfunding…

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….