Drones and VR are transforming real estate. To the surprise of no one, of course. After all, technology has changed everything else, from how we communicate in general, to how we communicate in isolation.  You will never meet Wall-E but for $800 you can meet Kuri – WallE’s nonfictional cousin. Meanwhile, glass batteries offer the promise
August 8th is national dollar day, which is a good time to remind yourself that you can probably be better with your money today than you were yesterday. We’re so used to swiping and slotting plastic cards into machines that it’s easy to forget exactly how much we’re spending. If we have cash, there’s a

A Brief History of Moneylending

The very concept of moneylending has a rich and deep history. Money itself began as a system of promises overseen by third parties, such as priests. That history is so deep, it’s probably in places you wouldn’t expect. For example, the Bible explicitly uses words like “money” and “lend” in the Old Testament. Usury is
No, there’s nothing wrong with your reading. $5 billion in student loans vanished overnight. The National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts is one of America’s biggest (private) student loan owners. They own 800,000 student loans in point of fact, worth upward of $12 billion. $5 billion of those loans are now off the books thanks to a
Want to know how to budget? First you must know how to give. The French philosopher and journalist, Albert Camus, famously wrote, “real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present”. July 15th is Give Something Away Day. Camus was talking about topics beyond charity. But his words still resonate. Charities, after
Low credit scores are because you’re impatient. Or so some scientists say. Let’s rewind. Stanford University famously performed an experiment on children, who were offered a choice between a small reward soon (one marshmallow), or two small rewards later (two marshmallows). The researcher would tell the children that if they wanted the two marshmallows, they’d
Many economists are predicting that auto loans could set Americans up for another financial crash. New cars cost an average of $35,000. That is a considerable uptick from the average several years ago – $31,000. Given that 86 percent of all Americans use a car to get to work, something wicked this way might be
The fourth of July is a special holiday for many Americans. Not only we do we have the financial freedom of buying too much BBQ for our friends and family, but we also have the financial luxury of blowing things up real good. Statistically speaking, these are the most common purchases on 4th of July:
It can be difficult to think of a gift for Father’s Day. Either because you’re late to the sales party, or because he doesn’t always like the things you buy. Make it easy on yourself and ask yourself: what silly but similar TV dad is my father, what would he want for Father’s Day? In
Memorial Day expenses aren’t cheap. Millions of Americans each Memorial weekend either spend a lot of money on travel, or BBQ. Memorial Day is a somber holiday when you think about it. It used to be divided into two holidays: Decoration Day versus Confederate Heroes Day. Then World War 1 happened, and things were put