Why are small-ticket loans gaining popularity in today’s environment? Here are the reasons

Being the second-most populous country in the world, India always had the need for credit. But with the complex lending process and the unwillingness of financial institutions to lend money to low/absent credit scores, people were left with no choice but to borrow from friends or families. Since there was a lot of white space created, the new-age lending platforms were born to serve the demand of millennials who were mostly salaried and self-employed, between 25-45 years of age. They had many aspirations, and with the pandemic hitting the country,…

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How Are iOS changes affecting social media marketing?

Should I be worried about how the iOS changes will affect my social media marketing? By now you’ve probably heard about the iOS changes. You may even have noticed that it’s affecting the results of your social media marketing efforts. So what are these iOS changes all about and how should you respond? With the expansion of digital connections and applications worldwide, more and more internet users are concerned that AI has become too powerful, which is causing widespread privacy concerns. Apple has stepped up to address these concerns. Their…

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Education startup helps students who are pursuing liberal arts get skills to compete in tech industry

The Adjacent Academies team, from left: Anh M. Nguyen, CEO; Malena Harrang, senior manager of business operations; Shireen Campbell, professor and Chair of English, Davidson College; Kristen Eshleman, director of Innovation Initiatives, Davidson College; and Jesse Farmer, lead instructor, Adjacent. (Adjacent Academies Photo) College students who want to pursue the liberal arts subjects they’re passionate about can still get the technical training they need to compete in a job market that demands those skills thanks to the Seattle startup Adjacent Academies. Founded in 2019, Adjacent is the brainchild of San Francisco-based…

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These Are The Cheapest Weekends to Travel in 2020

Weekend trips are fun, but they can also wind up being pretty expensive. Hotwire recently took a look at historical booking data for hotels to determine when the most affordable weekends are to travel in 2020, and released a list of the most affordable weekends, hotel-wise, for each month. Actually surprising: some of those affordable hotel stays actually fall during holiday weekends. Here’s its list of predictions for the cheapest weekends to travel: •January 31 – February 2 (Groundhog Day) •February 28 – March 1 (Leap Day) •April 10-12 •May 8-10 (Mother’s Day) •June…

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Here Are This Week’s Weirdest Reasons to Travel

Get ready for some good ol’ wholesome vacation suggestions, my sweet friends. Everybody’s got their reason for traveling, be it for the beautiful locales, incredible cultural experiences, rugged landscapes, et al. But what about those of us with extremely specific interests that reside outside of these (very nice) reasons? We have compiled a list of this week’s weirdest and extremely specific reasons to travel this fall, and approximately five kinds of people who will be very into them (er, one of them, at least). You Never Forgot Lisa Frank and You Never…

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Travel activities that are no longer acceptable: Six that I regret

Nobody’s perfect. We’ve all made mistakes. We’ve all done things we later regret. We’ve all taken part in experiences that we’ve later realised were a bad idea. That’s because things change. Perceptions change. Ideas change. What’s right and what’s wrong alters over time. Things that were once encouraged suddenly become things that aren’t. This is as true of travel as anything else. You look back on some of the experiences you had over the years and realise that they definitely would not be OK if you tried them on today.…

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Are you good at managing financial accounts? These startup roles may be perfect for you

Financial accounting is crucial for any company’s existence. A financial executive or financial analyst is required to manage revenue accounts, and can be a part of the company’s short and long-term business strategies, investments, and other decisions. A finance executive’s job include keeping track of financial transactions, preparing financial reports, reviewing statements, preparing accounting ledgers and performing various other finance-related tasks. If you are good with numbers and money, then one of these finance executive openings might help you. Livspace Finance Executive Experience needed: 2-5 years The candidate will be responsible for document verification of…

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Want To Teach Your Young Child About Finance? Here Are Five Simple Activities To Get You Started.

Little Joe’s Coffee & Books, Katonah NY MARY ANN DAVIS Growing up, most of us (adults) weren’t taught about finance. Money was considered taboo, and it simply wasn’t spoken of. Today we are paying for it. It’s obvious now the problems that come along with not having a financial education. Adults are swimming in debt through credit cards and student loans. Financial stress wreaks havoc on marriage and health. Most Americans do not have enough saved for retirement. But really, this shouldn’t be surprising. Why should adults know how to manage their…

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In Chhattisgarh, health and education are top concerns

RAIPUR/BILASPUR/DURG (CHHATTISGARH): As Shahnawaz Khan waited for his wife’s turn in the snaking queue for tests at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences Raipur, his thoughts turned to another queue —one they will join on Tuesday to vote in the general elections. And, like Khan, the thoughts of many voters are focused on two priorities —health and education—in one of India’s poorest states, with a large tribal population. With seven Lok Sabha constituencies—Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, Korba, Janjgir-Champa, Raigarh and Surguja—going to polls on Tuesday, Khan and thousands like him wait with renewed…

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Police Are Investing In New Technology. ‘Thin Blue Lie’ Asks, ‘Does It Work?’

In 2014, Michael Brown, an 18-year old unarmed black man, was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. In the four months that followed, the stock price of the stun-gun maker Taser International, now known as Axon Enterprise, nearly doubled. The following year, the Department of Justice launched a pilot program awarding more than $23.2 million in grants to expand the use of body cameras worn by police officers across the country. Today, these types of technologies are often touted by law enforcement officials and policy makers as ways to…

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