Finance

Millions of Americans Can Claim More Stimulus Money Starting Today

President Joe Biden made coronavirus stimulus relief his first priority when he took office in January 2021. By March, the Democrats had passed his proposed COVID-19 aid bill, the American Rescue Plan Act, on a party line basis. The American Rescue Plan Act provided several different forms of financial relief, including: $1,400 stimulus checks for eligible adults and qualifying dependents ... Read More »

How to Set a Financial Goal with Mint

We all have goals we want to achieve, but it’s easy to postpone working toward them while waiting for the “right moment” to get started. Sound familiar? The truth is, you don’t have to wait for the New Year, the beginning of the month, or your birthday to set, or get started with, a financial goal! Goal-setting should be fluid, ... Read More »

Support for Africa’s Vaccine Production is Good for the World

The start of a new year is often a time to reflect and reassess. As the pandemic stretches into its third year, apprehension over the health crisis and the associated economic uncertainties is proving hard to shake. So, for anyone hoping to restore their sense of optimism, I have a simple recommendation: Consider Africa In early December, I travelled to ... Read More »

Trustpilot consumer insights: Companies that give back and consumer expectations on building a better world

A lot has changed in terms of how consumers want to spend their money and what drives them to shop with a specific brand. Until recently, things like price, desirable product features, or good customer service were factors that gave brands enough competitive edge to win over their share of the market. With new challenger brands springing up left and ... Read More »

You’ve divested your stake. Now make the money work for you. Here’s how

Over the last decade, there has been an increasing trend in liquidity events for family businesses and new-found entrepreneurs. With a growing and vibrant venture capital and private equity industry and buoyant capital markets, clients often ask how to prepare for a liquidity event—ie an acquisition, merger, IPO, or any other action that allows founders and early investors to cash ... Read More »

20 Financial Bloggers Share Their Secrets To Running A Successful Blog

The blogging business is booming and the financial space is no exception. Personal finance bloggers often start by documenting their own personal financial journeys and sharing money-saving advice. For some, those journeys lead to a successful business. For the past decade, the Plutus Awards has been recognizing these creators with an annual ceremony and award season that puts the focus on excellence ... Read More »

Ex-ante Climate Finance information post-2020 (Article 9.5 of the Paris Agreement)

 1st High-level Ministerial Dialogue on Climate Finance under the CMA Date: 8 November 2021 Time: 15:00 – 18:00 (UTC+1) Venue: Cairn Gorm, Glasgow, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland More information on the HLMD Biennial In-session Workshop on Information to be provided by Parties in accordance with Article 9, paragraph 5, of the Paris Agreement. Summary report by the secretariat The secretariat ... Read More »

The COP26 meeting in Glasgow may usher in a new era of sustainable development

The COVID-19 pandemic showed us that human existence is fragile and perilous. However, if we do not take action now against climate change, the damage could be even greater and more lasting than the effects of the pandemic. Decisions made now are crucial in shaping the future of people and the planet. We must not go back to the old ... Read More »

Do central banks rebalance their currency shares?

Do central banks rebalance their currency shares? The answer matters because the dollar’s predominant role in large official reserve holdings means that widespread rebalancing requires central banks to buy (sell) a depreciating (appreciating) dollar, stabilising its value against other major currencies. We hypothesise that larger reserve holdings have led central banks to approach their investment more systematically and to make ... Read More »

Google CEO Sundar Pichai says the company’s next $1 trillion will come from its oldest product

While many other technology giants embrace the metaverse as the next frontier of growth, Sundar Pichai sees Google’s future in its oldest offering: Internet search. “I feel fortunate our mission is timeless,” Pichai, who is chief executive officer of Google and its parent, Alphabet Inc., said in an interview with Bloomberg Television’s Emily Chang for the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Singapore. “There’s more ... Read More »