Day: August 1, 2020

Who To Trust in Case of An Emergency?

Have you ever been to an emergency when you will need money instantly? You might be lucky to have friends and families around who you can run to for help. But in the case you do not have people around you who can help in such a situation, what do you do?

However, with the advent of online loan services that cater to those that require a small amount for emergency purposes, you can quickly get quick loans. These services have become popular since they do not need many requirements like the big financial institutions.

How to Get a Quick Loan

Abundant loan-giving companies exist that offer quick loans, but you have to be careful with those you choose. Because of online threats and cases of identity theft, people are sceptical about these companies. It will help if you read reviews about finance companies to help you make a choice. … Read More

Heat’s Leonard stands for anthem, explains why

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Meyers Leonard has a brother who served two tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. He carries a military-themed backpack, wears combat boots and has a phone loaded with Navy SEALs who are his friends.

He also makes this clear: ”I absolutely believe Black Lives Matter,” he said.

Still, Leonard simply could not bring himself to kneel for the national anthem.

Wearing a Black Lives Matter T-shirt over a jersey that he ordered to say ”Equality,” and as all other coaches and players around him knelt, Leonard stood for the playing of ”The Star-Spangled Banner” on Saturday before the Heat re-opened their season by facing the Denver Nuggets at Walt Disney World.

”Some of the conversations I’ve had over the past three days, quite literally, have been the most difficult,” Leonard told The Associated Press prior to the game. ”I am with the Black

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Fintech Focus Roundup For August 1, 2020

It’s A Great Time To Be A Bitcoin Banker

What Is Happening? The crypto banking scene has revved up considerably in the span of a few months, with major acquisitions and raises tied to the race to build out crypto’s first full prime broker.
What Does It Mean? Prime brokerage has become an attractive opportunity for many in the crypto industry, but … in contrast to the traditional finance world, the digital asset space is still determining what a true prime broker looks like — thus leaving room for experimentation and growth.

Coinbase Extends Goodwill To Regulators

What Is Happening? San Francisco Coinbase is best-known for being the poster child for cryptocurrency trading in the U.S., but a relatively new service has been increasingly making headlines: Coinbase Analytics.
What Does It Mean? The product supports Coinbase’s core business of cryptocurrency trading inasmuch as it builds “goodwill” with regulators by making

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How To Write Your Stanford GSB Essay

Andrew Brodhead – Stanford News

Stanford’s Graduate School of Business consistently ranks as one of the most prestigious b-schools in the world.

To maintain its prestige, the b-school is highly selective of who it accepts.

Matt Symonds, co-founder and director of Fortuna Admissions, recently discussed what kind of applicants Stanford GSB looks for and how applicants can write strong essays.

WHO GSB SEEKS

The ideal student at Stanford GSB, according to the school’s evaluation criteria, is someone who possesses three main characteristics: intellectual vitality, demonstrated leadership potential, and personal qualities and contributions.

“Stanford is looking not just for extremely bright and successful professionals, but also young people who have strong values, and who want to have a positive impact in the world,” Fortuna’s Heidi Hillis, Stanford GSB alum and former alumni interviewer, says. “The school genuinely wants to get to know you and to understand your values. Stanford MBAs are

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Argentina Creditors Seek International Backing on Debt Clauses

(Bloomberg) — Argentina’s creditors have approached several international organizations to seek endorsement for a proposal to change the rules that govern some of the country’s overseas securities, according to people familiar with the matter.

The International Monetary Fund, the U.S. Treasury, the International Capital Market Association and the Institute of International Finance are among the organizations that have been informally approached by bondholders, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing a private matter.

While the groups have no formal say over how bond contracts are worded, the idea is that their buy-in would give Economy Minister Martin Guzman political cover to accept the changes, which bolster creditors’ rights by closing legal loopholes for Argentine bonds issued in 2016 and later. The changes to the indentures is a key point of negotiation in the final stretch of talks between Argentina’s government and major creditors including Blackrock Inc., Ashmore

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10 Steps to Take When You’re Facing a Forced Retirement

You spend decades of your life working toward the goal of retiring someday. There’s a ton of guesswork involved about when it will happen, how much you’ll need each year and even how long you’re expecting to live.

But when retirement happens sooner than you anticipated — due to a layoff, health issue or some other life event — your decades of retirement planning gets thrown off course.

Suddenly, your time to save is over. Now you have to make less money last even longer than you’d imagined.

10 Steps to Take When You’re Forced to Retire Early

Whether you’ve been forced to retire early due to circumstances beyond your control or you’re preparing for a worst-case scenario, know you still have options for a financially sound retirement. Follow these steps to help you adjust your plans.

1. Find Affordable Health Coverage

When you have to retire early, you’re hit

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Two astronauts are preparing to return Earth aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spaceship. Watch their fiery homecoming live online via NASA TV.

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are the first humans SpaceX rocketed into orbit.
NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are the first humans SpaceX rocketed into orbit.

SpaceX; NASA; Business Insider

  • SpaceX’s Crew Dragon became the first crewed, commercially developed spaceship to dock at the International Space Station in May.

  • This weekend, the ship and its astronauts — Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley — are set to return to Earth.

  • Their historic flight includes a planned undocking on Saturday and a scorching, speedy fall through our atmosphere on Sunday, and you can watch the journey live on NASA TV below. 

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Despite the threat of Hurricane Isaias strafing coastal Florida with brutal weather, NASA and SpaceX are “go” to return the first commercial astronauts to planet Earth this weekend.

SpaceX made history in May when it became the first company to launch a crewed spaceship to the International Space Station. In doing so, Elon Musk’s rocket

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Bill Gates describes ‘what gives us hope’ amid the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic as killed more than 150,000 Americans, disrupted the U.S. economy, and thrown society into disarray heading into the fall.

If there is any silver lining, according to Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates, it would be the progress made toward treating people with COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, and a vaccine.

“The only positive thing out of this is that the pace of innovation, the way [the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation] is working with the private sector to create therapeutics and vaccines, that’s moving at record speed,” Gates said in an episode of Influencers with Andy Serwer.

“And that’s what gives us hope,” he added. “That we can get the death rate down, better therapeutics … and then during 2021, we should be able to manufacture a lot of vaccines.” 

Bill and Melinda Gates on Good Morning America. (Photo: Ida Mae Astute/Walt Disney Television via Getty

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Too uncomfortable in theaters but perfect for your phone?

Writer, director and star Romany Malco depicts life after prison with a satirical edge in "Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison." <span class="copyright">(Geoff Browne)</span>
Writer, director and star Romany Malco depicts life after prison with a satirical edge in “Tijuana Jackson: Purpose Over Prison.” (Geoff Browne)

One day about 20 years ago, actor Romany Malco was walking down Venice Boulevard, girlfriend and cousin in tow, when he decided to buy a set of fake teeth. He popped them in, kept strolling down the street, started talking like a prison-hardened life coach, and Tijuana Jackson was born.

The character dates back to the era of Y2K, when Malco (“Think Like a Man”) set up a camera with “that blurry 60 Minutes interview background” and talked into the lens for hours, riffing as an ex-convict who attended “These Streets University(™)” and now works as a wannabe life coach. There was magic in that character, he said.

That magic ignited just as the Internet opened up new opportunities for content. Tijuana Jackson may predate social media, but

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Get paid for your opinions

You’ve heard the expression “a penny for your thoughts”? Dozens of companies would like you to take the expression literally. They’ll pay for opinions. A number of them will pay considerably more than a penny.

Most of the companies willing to pay for opinions are market research firms that help big companies package their products or make their websites more user-friendly. However, a few work with lawyers, who need to know how a case will be received by jurors. Conveniently, in these days of COVID-19, many pay-for-opinion jobs are done from home on a computer or phone.

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the better ways to get paid for opinions. But don’t expect this to replace your full-time job. The well-paid options are sporadic, at best. Poorly paid options are abundant — worth your time only if you’ve got nothing else to do.

That said, if you can’t

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