Weekly Coffee Break: Roundup of Industry News
Every week, we’ll share a roundup of industry news links because these resources have informed and inspired us. Here’s our weekly roundup of industry news:
Are Troubled Banks and Fintech a Perfect Fit? – Fintech companies seeking a new bank charter in the United States have generally found the proposition to be a nonstarter. But could casting their eye toward Main Street become a viable solution to getting in the U.S. banking system?
Cheap vacation ideas: 10 tips for more affordable summer travels – It seems the moment summer starts the photos of friends traveling all around the world seem to pop up on Facebook. If you’re like me, you probably wonder, “how on earth do all these people afford these vacations?” Traveling can get expensive fast. If you’re on a budget and frustrated at the lack of cheap vacation ideas out there, maybe some of these tips can help.
Pick One Day a Month to Be Your Personal Finance Day – Most of the money things you need to deal with happen on a regular basis, and you can usually move most monthly due dates. While you’re at it, go ahead and pick one day a month to be the day that you catch up on all your finance needs.
No debit card? No problem, with DART’s new fare system – The countless Dallas Area Rapid Transit passengers who don’t have bank accounts or debit cards may finally enjoy technological conveniences and discounts not currently compatible with their cash-only lifestyle. DART and a Silicon Valley company are overhauling the agency’s fare payment system so that cash-only passengers next year will be able to use smartphones and reloadable electronic fare cards — instead of exact change and paper tickets — to move around North Texas.
25 Job Skills to Leave Off Your Resume – Thinking about saying you’re good at “online research?” Think again.
Ever wonder why you didn’t hear back on that dream job? It could be that you were fishing with the wrong bait — which is to say, your résumé was filled with skills that didn’t impress.
9 things young professionals can do now to have more later – With massive student loan debt, a tough job market and stagnant wages, millennials face an uphill battle when it comes to getting ahead. But the 75 million young people between the ages of 18 and 34 should not lose hope.
If you are a millennial, you can learn crucial information that will help pad your savings. Even in today’s challenging economy, millennials have the power to take control of the present and create a bright financial future.