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:
Top 10 Fintech Predictions for 2016 – Bitcoin price will be volatile (no duh) but will end 2016 not much different from 2015. Bitcoin will fall deep into the slough of despond and entrepreneurs will avoid any mention of Bitcoin when fund raising.
One Way to Fix the Hot Mess that Is Debt Collections – Recent high-profile settlements and a New York Times article have drawn fresh attention to problems in the debt collection industry. Many of these could be resolved with the deployment of a trusted national database for consumer debt.
What to Expect on the Faster Payments Front in 2016 – As the Federal Reserve continues its push to establish faster payments in the U.S., other organizations are developing the pieces it needs to assemble a working system.
Being “Hangry” Is Real, So Don’t Neglect the Snacks – You haven’t eaten for a while and you’re starting to get snappy with everyone. You’re hangry. It’s not just a joke, it’s a real phenomenon. So, don’t forget to have some snacks around if you’re worried about your attitude.
A Visual Guide to Slowing Down and Enjoying Every Moment – We’ve discussed why time feels like it’s flying by, and how to slow it down, especially as you get older, but this visual guide puts some of those best tips into a simple, easy-to-follow graphic, perfect for looking over if you’re in the middle of a busy workday.
The 5 Best Savings Tips in 2016 – It’s the start of the new year, and many people are recovering from post-holiday shopping debt and putting together a list of resolutions for 2016. If saving money is on your list of goals for this year, you’re not alone. Money goals came in third on the list of resolutions, according to a report by Statistic Brain Research Institute.