What is a Quant?

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Dive into the world of Wall Street’s data whisperers – the Quants. Discover their pivotal role in financial markets, and explore how this profession is set to evolve in the age of big data and AI. Unmasking the quants – where mathematics meets finance.

Money: From Ancient Salt Bars to Bitcoin

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Hello there, financial explorers! Sofi Abdurahman here, ready to whisk you away on an exciting journey through time and money – all the way from the ancient salt bars of Ethiopia to the digital frontiers of Bitcoin. Are you buckled up? Good! In the vast landscape of finance, nothing has been quite as revolutionary or … Read more

Why Is Your Mortgage a ‘Dead Pledge’?

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Did you know that the word ‘mortgage’ comes from the Old French term for ‘dead pledge’? Sounds ominous, doesn’t it? Don’t worry – your house isn’t haunted, but there’s a fascinating historical and linguistic journey behind the name. A friend recently celebrated refinancing her mortgage. Amidst the excitement, she asked a question that stopped me … Read more

Artificial Intelligence is Changing How We Manage Money

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In the era where technology is an integral part of our daily lives, Artificial Intelligence, or AI, has emerged as a groundbreaking force reshaping various industries. From healthcare to entertainment, the applications of AI are vast and transformative. Personal finance, a sphere that was once reliant on paper, calculators, and human advice, is no exception … Read more

What Makes a Good Financial Advisor

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It’s a turbulent sea out there in the financial world, and navigating it without a compass can be daunting. Financial advisors are often the compasses, guiding you through the stormy waves of investments, taxes, and retirement plans. But with a plethora of advisors out there, what really sets apart a good financial advisor? Is it … Read more

What To Do With Your 401(k) After a Layoff

dealing with a layoff can be stressful, but understanding your options can make the journey less daunting. Remember, your 401(k) is a long-term investment for your retirement. Making informed decisions about it now will pay dividends in the future. You’ve spent your career in the tech industry solving complex problems, and with the right information and support, you can tackle this one too.

Sage – Optimizing Financials Worldwide

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As businesses scale, the need for integrated systems that streamline operations becomes paramount. Sage, a market leader in accounting, payroll, and payment systems, excels in this area, providing tools that support businesses in various stages of growth. Founded in 1981 by David Goldman, Sage’s humble beginnings as a small British startup mirror the stories of … Read more

Bridging the Gap: How Fintech is Democratizing Access to Financial Services in Immigrant Communities

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Access to quality financial services is a fundamental need in today’s world. Yet, for many immigrant communities, this need often goes unmet due to a myriad of challenges, ranging from language barriers to a lack of credit history. However, financial technology, or fintech, is emerging as a powerful force capable of bridging this gap. Through … Read more