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16
Oct
Traditional Investors Want Their Brokerage Accounts to Offer Cryptocurrency Investment Options

2017's cryptocurrency investment craze, synonymous with constant record-breaking days and a peak Bitcoin price of $19,783, was at its pinnacle almost a year ago.The pandemonium has died down since that time, with Bitcoin coming back down to Earth and settling in at a price around $6,500. But don't think that virtual currency is going anywhere anytime […]

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02
Oct
The Rise of eSports: Just How Big Can This Business Get?

Video games have been popular since the late 1970s, but for the longest time, the gaming community operated as its own little niche, dwarfed by more traditional sports and other forms of entertainment. With the advent of eSports, the same can no longer be said. Today, the eSports industry is in hot pursuit of leagues like the NFL […]

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25
Sep
Insurance Companies Using Big Data to Decide on Consumers? Only 15% Are OK With This

Whether it be Facebook determining what ads pop up on your news feed or Amazon analyzing how to get a package to your doorstep in the quickest way possible, data dominates decision-making in 2018.Big data has streamlined what were once open-ended questions into black and white processes by replacing subjective emotions with objective numbers and best gu

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11
Sep
LendEDU Survey: Large Lump Sum Payments May be Key to Speedy Student Loan Repayment

Despite being given a bad rap, the truth is that student loans can be incredibly useful for college students and are often the difference in obtaining a degree or not.With that said, the fun years of college, potentially made possible by student loans, inevitably lead to the not-so-fun years of repayment. Unless you happen to be one […]

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14
Aug
The Cost of JUUL: Is It Saving Smokers Money?

Lately, you may have probably seen people walking down the street with their hands covering their mouths, like they are communicating with the Secret Service, only to see a massive smoke cloud appear seconds later.Or, you might have noticed the abundance of tiny plastic pods that litter city sidewalks; real estate that once belonged to cigarette butts. […]

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07
Aug
Retirement vs. Coffee, Dining Out, Netflix & Many More: Where Do Millennials Put Their Money?

You can skip this part if you've heard it before: "Millennials are spending too much money on coffee, avocado toast, and fun and not enough on housing, cars, and retirement." Are millennials unprepared for life's important financial milestones like retirement? Or are we exceedingly under the microscope, subjects to the 24/7 news cycle? Were past generations 

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31
Jul
A Study of Seasonal Expenses: Do We Spend More During the Summer?

Who doesn't like the summer? Summer Fridays, days on the beach, vacations, weddings, the Fourth of July, and baseball are just a few of the innumerable reasons to love the warm months of June, July, and August.However, the extra events and everyday pleasures that go hand-in-hand with Summer lead to a jam-packed schedule. Consequentially, this general […]

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24
Jul
A Year Later, How Has Americans’ Perception of Equifax Changed?

Last year between May 13th and July 30th, Equifax fell victim to a cyber-security breach where hackers were able to access roughly 145.5 million U.S. Equifax consumers' personal data, in addition to at least 209,000 consumers' credit card credentials being stolen. Equifax, one of the three major credit agencies, announced the attack ​on September 7, 2017. […]

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17
Jul
What Do Post-Grads Do With All of That Graduation Money?

Graduating from college and receiving a bachelor's degree is as exciting a time as ever, but for many, the excitement is soon tempered by the uncertainty of the future. Will I find a job that suits me? Will I earn enough money to do things like start a family or purchase a home? Questions like these […]

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10
Jul
The Class of 2018 Career Report

Now that we're about a month into Summer, college graduates from the Class of 2018 have either already joined the working world or are taking their time to land jobs to do things like travel.For recent graduates, this is a time of great stress but also excitement. For the first time, many of them are thinking about their careers and […]

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