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Can You Answer These 10 Easy Money Questions?

[Please welcome special guest Derek Olsen today!] It’s your money, can you answer the ten easiest money questions ever? What is 2 + 2? (That’s a warm up question.) How much money do you have? How much do you earn each month? How much debt do you have? How much money do you spend each month? […]

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6 Hot Money Events (and Challenges!) Coming Up

Yo yo yo! Been coming across a ton of cool freakin’ events & courses going on in our money world, and thought you’d want to hear about them. (And hopefully participate!) They span all kinds of areas from killing debt, amassing savings, leveling up your biz/hustle, a financial road trip!, and my own personal favorite – a new $$$ book club on the scene 🙂 […]

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8 Ways to More Minimalist Money

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo da Vinci The other day I got a note from one of my favorite minimalist bloggers out there – J. Becker from Becoming Minimalist. I was hoping it was a request to grab lunch or a beer, but it turned out to be the next best thing – an intro to a reporter looking for local minimalists to […]

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Save More Money With 5 Sneaky Tricks

Developing a savings habit can be daunting. It might feel like enough hassle tracking your money, without going the extra mile and assigning a proportion of your income to medium or long term savings. Like many good habits, it can be tough to get start…

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29 Quick Money Tricks

“Simply making decisions, one after another, can be a form of art.” – John Gruber So the other day I was feeling bored and pretty unproductive, and rather than waste even more of my time I decided to shoot a note to my online friends and see if I could learn something new. What they came back with was pretty juicy, so I thought I’d turn it into a blog […]

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Raising money is different for founders of color in Silicon Valley, says CEO: ‘I don’t look like Zuck or Butterfield’

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There’s an elephant in the room when it comes to race in Silicon Valley.

Locent CEO and founder Matt Joseph recently took to Twitter to describe what it was like for him, as a black entrepreneur, to try to raise money.

Venture capitalists are under pressure not to appear racist, so they claim to only invest on merit and the company, says Joseph. 

As a result, venture capitalists are dodging the race issue entirely,  to their own detriment. They don’t get a full understanding of what it’s taken entrepreneurs like Joseph to succeed in face of challenges they can’t control, he says.

“I always put my business first. But let’s stop pretending like race isn’t an issue,” Joseph says. “Subconscious bias is just as damaging as overt bias. And for tech to move forward, these issues need to come out into the open. Not just for founders, but for everyone in the ecosystem.”

“So please, don’t sweep race under the rug when you meet me. Talk to me about it. It’ll help you understand why I’m going to succeed.” 

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The 10 Biggest Lies We Tell Ourselves About Money

When it comes to personal finance, honesty is the best policy. Be honest with banks, be honest with your family, but most of all, be honest with yourself.

It’s a frequent occurrence that people find themselves in financial trouble because they weren’t…

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