About SprinkleBit Investing Platform {INFOGRAPHIC}
Dec28

About SprinkleBit Investing Platform {INFOGRAPHIC}

For the visual learners out there (or those who just like infographics or investing), here’s a visual interpretation of what we’re all about here at SprinkleBit. Pass it on to your friends! SprinkleBit is based on a simple idea: Make the markets easier to understand and more accessible for retail investors. Studies show relatively low stock market participation [among retail investors] due to: lack of information...

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How You Think Vs. Who You Are: Psychometrics in Small-Business Lending
Dec27

How You Think Vs. Who You Are: Psychometrics in Small-Business Lending

The other day, I was talking to a friend of mine living in LA. She, like many Angelinos, has an eclectic array of jobs, one of which being at a vintage clothing store. She had mentioned to me that she wanted to leave the store and start her own business. "So why aren't you doing it?" I asked her. "I have, like, zero credit history." I couldn't believe it. How could someone in her late twenties manage to avoid taking out even a single...

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Blitzed! Why Pro Athletes Go Broke
Dec21

Blitzed! Why Pro Athletes Go Broke

It's no secret that many professional athletes earn exorbitant amounts of money for their talents. In fact, their stratospheric salaries capture our imaginations so successfully that we often find ourselves lost in a collective daydream, pondering the ways we would spend—or invest—that amount of money, if only we were fortunate enough to find ourselves in their shoes. Though we may differ in how we would allocate our hypothetical...

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Morgan Stanley Fined $5 Million Over Facebook IPO
Dec18

Morgan Stanley Fined $5 Million Over Facebook IPO

On Monday, the office of the commonwealth of Massachusetts fined Morgan Stanley $5 million dollars for its role in allegedly artificially driving up the share prices before the Facebook IPO last May. While there has been talk of taking legal action against the parties involved in the famously failed IPO, this is the first concrete legal action taken against any parties involved in the Facebook IPO. Massachusetts’ secretary of...

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5 Ways to Save on your Kitchen and Food Budget
Dec12

5 Ways to Save on your Kitchen and Food Budget

You've made the commitment; you've carefully planned your monthly food budget; and now you're really working on sticking to it (despite the occasional Taco Tuesday splurge or group-coupon binge). So when you are looking back on the month to balance your total budget, it bears paying attention to your expense habits in those fixed areas, especially the ones that you've become so accustomed to that you no longer even consider them...

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