Category: Finance & Banking

October 03, 2022

The Lowdown on Budgeting as a Young Professional: The 50/30/20 Rule

As a young professional, it’s important to learn how to budget your money. One popular budgeting method is the 50/30/20 rule – you may have heard of it. But what does it mean, and how can you apply it to your own life? In this blog post, we will break down the 50/30/20 rule and […]

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August 15, 2022

7 Steps to Negotiate Your Salary to Get What You’re Worth

Salary negotiations are one of the last steps in the hunt for a new job. They aren’t exactly synonymous with asking for a raise, though the two share a lot of similarities.

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July 08, 2022

13 Types of Jobs in the Finance Industry

Careers in finance offer professionals the opportunity to work in a field that is diverse and fast-paced. Most careers in the finance field require, at a minimum, a four-year degree and often require degrees in business, math, economics, or statistics. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment in business and financial operations […]

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June 22, 2022

How to Pay Off Debt When Cash Is Tight

Debt may be a four-letter word, but it’s also a part of most of our lives. In fact, did you know that 60% of college graduates have some sort of debt, equaling a total of $1.41 trillion in total outstanding student loan debt? And that’s just student loan debt. We’re not including mortgage, auto, and credit card debt.

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May 27, 2022

How Much Should You Save for Retirement?

It’s literally the million-dollar question: how much money should we save for retirement? There are some super complex projections out there, as well as some really easy calculators. Which are the best tool to use? We think any of them… as a starting point.  (Ahem, we also have a pretty sweet—and easy—retirement tool in the Pocketnest app. Go ahead! Log on and take it for a whirl!)

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May 04, 2022

How to Build a 5-Year Financial Plan

A five-year financial plan—what is it? How does it work? Who really needs one? Is there a certain age by which you should have one? All great questions!

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March 30, 2022

How the Fed Interest Rate Increase Will Affect You — And It Will

The Penny Hoarder Kent McDill March 29, 2022 The Federal Reserve has hiked interest rates for the first time since 2018, partially due to consumer angst and anger about rising inflation. Have you seen the price of gas? In general, a rate increase is good for savers and we may see some drops in the […]

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March 15, 2022

Women Leading in Tech Event in Detroit Honors Women’s History Month

Silicon Rust Belt Caitlin Renton March 14, 2022 Let’s Detroit held its Women Leading in Tech event Thursday at Bea’s Detroit in celebration of Women’s History Month. Attendees networked with professionals and listened to a panel discussion from women in high-tech automotive and mobility, plus fintech. This was the first year Let’s Detroit held the […]

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March 09, 2022

Women Leading in Tech, March 10: Meet the Panelists

To celebrate Women’s History Month, Let’s Detroit is hosting a free networking reception and panel celebrating some of the top women in the high-tech auto and mobility industry and startup community. The event will be held on Thursday, March 10, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Bea’s Detroit. Get to know the panelists below, and register for […]

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January 10, 2022

7 Banking Trends to Watch in 2022

The Penny Hoarder Timothy Moore Jan. 6, 2022 Banking has not been immune to the volatile conditions of today’s rapidly changing world. From the COVID-19 pandemic to a rise in artificial intelligence to new cybersecurity threats, banks continue to face large challenges that are ultimately changing the way they operate. We’ve seen large shifts in […]

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