Giving Rule Number Six

By Joel Salomon In the June/July 2014 edition of The Actuary Magazine, a piece I wrote, entitled “My Dream Job” was published. Much to my surprise and delight, it was highlighted on the cover! I received several calls and emails from actuaries interested in learning more about my transition from working as a traditional actuary at New York Life to…

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Three BIG Secrets to Having More Money

By Joel Salomon Have you ever wondered what the secrets to having more money are? Write this acronym down BIG. B stands for Beliefs. I stands for Intuition. G stands for Giving. Let’s start with Beliefs. Beliefs are crucial in every investment decision you make. Why? Once you start to doubt if you are going to make money, you will…

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Paying for College: A Short Guide

By Shelby Winch The price of college is rising each year and as a student paying for college on my own, it seems a little harder to make ends meet each semester. But somehow I’ve been able to manage, and as a senior I can finally say that it was worth it, although the hair pulling and nights screaming into…

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How Anna Delvey Tricked New York

By Jessica Pressler This article was originally published on The Cut It started with money, as it so often does in New York. A crisp $100 bill slipped across the smooth surface of the mid-century-inspired concierge desk at 11 Howard, the sleek new boutique hotel in Soho. Looking up, Neffatari Davis, the 25-year-old concierge, who goes by “Neff,” was surprised…

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Opinion: What the World Needs Now

by Joanna Fanuko Let’s cut to the chase. The world needs a lot of things. Money. Power. Sex. With money, comes responsibility. With power, comes order. And finally, we should not forget that with the basic human need of sex, we also need love. That’s what the world needs more of right now. After a concert this week, I was…

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A Girl’s Guide to Bitcoin

by Joanna Fanuko Bitcoin and blockchain. We have all heard snippets of conversations, or even had lengthy discussions about cryptocurrency. I just had my own rundown on the subject of the financial industry game-changer with a proponent and Bit-liever at a wedding I attended. What, oh what, does it all mean? My enlightenment on blockchain began when I perused the…

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How to Sell More Products With Instagram’s New Shopping Feature

[By Kaylynn Chong, Hootsuite] Instagram’s latest feature could be a game-changer for marketers of business-to-consumer (B2C) brands. While it’s not currently available to all business (it’s being tested by a select few in the U.S.), “Shopping on Instagram” allows you to tag products in a post. From there, every tagged item leads to a product detail view where potential buyers can learn…

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We Just Entered the Year of The Brown Earth Dog

[By Margaret Starner] The Chinese zodiac is made up of 12 different signs (all animals).  In addition to the 12 signs, the calendar also includes 5 elements (earth, metal, water, wood, and fire) which have a strengthening or moderating influence upon the signs.  Hence, in total, the Chinese calendar goes in a 60-year cycle (12 signs multiplied by the 5 elements). This…

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