FinancePersonal FinanceSaving Money

The Economics of Valentine’s Day: for Love or Money

Valentine’s Day gets a bad rap, doesn’t it? It’s supposed to be a day for celebrating bonds with people we care about, and yet the prevailing motifs that surround this most romantic of holidays are largely focused on conspicuous consumption and spending. There’s unfortunately become a stigma attached to the
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5 Podcasts That Can Help Boost Your Personal Finances

Personal finance is somewhat of a grey area for most people. Without formal education in schools and university, it’s hard for those not directly connected to the industry to learn and gain knowledge around this area. I remember after I had gained my residency here in Canada, I immediately visited my bank
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The Top Five Most Interesting B2B Fintech Niches

Fintech is making a huge impact in the B2C (business to consumer) marketplace in a variety of ways. But what about the B2B (business to business) market? Though somewhat overshadowed by their consumer counterparts, B2B fintech firms are seeing greater interest from venture capital, private equity and strategic investors in
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How Alternative Lenders are Improving Banking

It’s not hard to call alternative lenders “disruptive,” or to cast them as either competitors or symbiotic partners to the traditional branch-based world of banking. Throw buzzwords around as you may, what are the real-world improvements that alternative lenders have provided not just for fintech-savvy investors and bank execs, but
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