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What Is the Future of Impact Investing?

The popularity of impact investing is on the rise. Impact investing is a strategy that allows one to invest in products that combine the goal of financial gain with positive social impact. To better understand this investment method, Kellogg Insight recently interviewed David Chen, chairman of Equilibrium Capital Group and adjunct professor of finance and program director of impact investing at the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and Amit Bouri, CEO of the Global Impact Investing Network.

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What Lin-Manuel Miranda Wishes He Had Known About Money in His 20s

Debt need not always have a negative connotation. In fact, to cultivate a healthy credit score, one must show the ability to handle debt.  Rather than fall into the trap of acquiring too much debt, many millennials shy away from credit cards and other debt instruments. Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda recounts his relationship with debt in this article published in the Washington Post.  Debt is not an enemy. As Alexander Hamilton once said, “A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.”

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You’ll Probably Live to Be 100. Here’s How You Need to Prepare For It

On average, we are living longer, healthier lives. Can our financial resources keep pace? Peter Vanham of the World Economic Forum reviews a recent study into this topic published by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott of the London Business School.

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For Millennials, Adulthood Now Defined by Financial Freedom

Writing for Reuters, Bobbi Rebell examines the financial goals of the Millennial generation. What type of financial education is available to this generation to prepare them for the “real world?”

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When Not Paying Attention Pays Off

Writing for the New York Times, John List examines healthy habits of long-term investors. If you have a long investing horizon, your best strategy may not be to over-analyze those monthly statements.

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The Best Investing Advice Has Always Been Too Boring for TV

When stock markets plummet or reach all-time highs, many financial media outlets are lining up to tell you what’s best for your investments. Harold Pollack wrote this piece for The Atlantic which does a great job of explaining the pitfalls of trying to time the market and makes a call for practical and real financial advice.

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Three Questions with Implications for Your Financial Future

Just how financially savvy are we as a global society? A recent study examining financial literacy conducted by Olivia Mitchell and Annamaria Lusardi was highlighted by Knowledge@Wharton. Their findings may be surprising to some and highlight the importance of financial education.

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How Millennials Are Reshaping Charity and Online Giving

This recent news segment which aired on NPR’s All Things Considered is a great illustration of how the millennial generation is re-shaping charitable giving. This generation looks to invest in causes where their dollars will have a direct impact on the charity of their choice. They also know how to utilize social media to draw additional attention and raise more funds.

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A Graduation Gift That Keeps on Giving

‘Tis the season! Are you looking for the perfect gift for a recent graduate? The Wall Street Journal offers some timely advice.
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