Last night, many of us (143 million of us, precisely) had our dinners ruined by the revelation of Equifax’s huge data breach.Read More
Been itching lately to get up and do something? To stand up for your rights and for causes that you support? If you’re lucky enough to be an investor, you can also support companies that mirror your values.Read More
I spoke with LearnVest CEO and Founder Alexa Von Tobel, and the New York Times' Dealbook editor Andrew Ross Sorkin and Your Money columnist Ron Lieber, and asked, "What was your first reckoning with money?" Here, they share their earliest memories about earning and spending money, and their own savings tips for younger generations.Read More
The investment industry's fiduciary rule has been delayed by the Trump administration. Are changes to Dodd-Frank regulations next? Regardless, entrants to marketplace and mortgage lending aren't wasting any time.Read More
So my Best Picture pick "La La Land" didn't win (well maybe it did, for 30 seconds 😜 ), so I'm re-featuring my Feb. 6th review of "Moonlight" once again for all to see. Both were great films and the latter was my runner-up—certainly the best two films of the Oscar season. Congrats, "Moonlight!"Read More
I've been slowly trawling my way through all the Oscar-nominated films and I’ve now seen 6 of 9 in the Best Picture category. Of the ones I’ve seen, my pick for Best Picture is (...drumroll) La La Land. NOT because it’s the obvious choice, but because it was the most impressive of the movies I’ve seen this Oscar season. Check out my 20 Second Reviews for this and other Oscar contenders this year.Read More
Most times, Netflix and Chill is more appealing than a cramped, germ-infested movie theatre—so here are some fantastic "in case you missed 'em" shows, all deserving of binge-worthy marathons in their own right.Read More
With the stress of buying holiday gifts for everyone else now out of the way, it’s time to treat yourself. Check out a few of my favorite things from this past year—to look good, smell good, travel good, and even do good in 2017.Read More
We're all a little social media obsessed. But for some entrepreneurial It-Girls, tweeting, posting, 'gramming, and snapping became more than a hobby.
Wielding power over lip color, hotel bookings, what to wear, and where to eat, these ladies found a way to convert followers to consumers, and social media prowess into legitimate businesses. Here's how did they did it.
As marketplace lending reaches a tipping point, the biggest companies must figure out how to differentiate themselves. Upstart has hired an Uber marketing alum to target more millennial borrowers.
Its credit approvals process considers academic records and future earning power. Also, SoFi is originating $50 million per month in online home loans, challenging the traditionally paper-intensive and slow mortgage process.
As we settle into the fourth quarter, it’s a good time to recap this year’s record-setting U.S. M&A deals to date. What are the trickle-down effects from these large deals to middle market activity? What are the notable drivers that keep buyers coming?Read More
Every company’s primary purpose is sustained growth. This may involve seeking outside investment, raising capital, or joining and/or acquiring a like-minded company with a similar product, service, or market. But putting the cart before the horse can do more harm than good; here are 5 key fundamentals to get better before bigger.Read More
Stop dreaming, start doing. Meanwhile, think about how you’re going to release that baby into the world.
I wanted to get my book published. This was before the advent of self-publishing, so I was going at it the old-fashioned way.Read More
As a CEO, there’s nothing worse than going blank like a Bambi in the headlights when a potential investor or advisor asks a question for which you don’t know the answer. Not only should you know your stuff, but you should know it so well that they’re the ones running to schedule the next meeting.Read More