Death has a price tag. The average cost of a funeral is starting around $10,000. Recently, someone I know passed away and wanted to be buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx, New York. The plot alone was $11,000. Needless to say, the family sought out more affordable options. The costs are astronomical and it’s … Continue reading Can You Afford to Die?
Mark Rober is an engineer that has used his expertise respond to an incredibly frustrating problem, package theft. With the rise of companies like Amazon, online shopping has become a way of life. Unfortunately, this convenience leaves hard earned money glittering on your doorstep. In today's video he shows up his latest invention. It's a … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Man Thwarts Package Thieves
Retailers and restaurants across the country are jumping on the bandwagon—the automation bandwagon. Chances are, you may have noticed an influx of self check-outs that are easily outfitted to complete your transaction. It seems to be the permanent direction of the future and it is nothing new. Automation launched the textile and other industries into … Continue reading The Future of Jobs is Nothing New
Lauren Simmons is surpassing expectations at just 23 years old. She is currently the only female floor broker at the New York Stock Exchange. In today's video she talks about her journey and the empowerment she feels by accomplishing this goal. She is an inspiration to girls looking to find their place in STEM fields. … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Women in Finance
Advertisements are everywhere—on tv, in movies and in print. Companies have found new ways to market their products using technology. Mostly to their benefit and not the consumers. Photoshop showed society that too much of a good thing definitely exists. Perfection gleamed across pages and screens so much so, that magazines had to admit that … Continue reading Digital Marketing Has Changed the Way People Internalize Ads
Drake is a rapper/singer who is quite popular worldwide. Before music stardom, he was an actor on the teen drama show Degrassi. The budget for the video of his single "Gods Plan" was almost 1 million dollars. Instead of using the money for a lavish video, he donated cash and gifts to people and organizations … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Artist Donates Money In Lieu Of Expensive Music Video
Housing is a significant roadblock for those who cannot create generational wealth. Finding adequate solutions are often met with discussion and debate; making poverty a hot button issue in the United States. Social programs have been centered around lifting the unfortunate out of desolate situations and making life more affordable. Long term efficacy of these … Continue reading Detroit Aims to Break Poverty Cycle
If you have been watching the news or walking the streets you've probably realized that America isn't really financially sound. With all the hems and haws about how to fix these financial problems, the root is overlooked. How does one get into financial problems? Let's examine the typical American. The typical American probably rents, wishes … Continue reading Culture in Financial Planning