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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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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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Do Your Investments Actually Help You Reach Your Goals?

Certified Financial Planner, Carl Richards, contributes a weekly blog to the New York Times. Famous for his napkin drawings, he provides insight into the field of behavioral finance. Recently, he looked at the importance of matching investment strategy to personal goals.

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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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Why You Should Tell Your Children How Much You Make

Many parents look for guidance when they want to teach their kids about fiscal health and responsibility. The New York Times recently provided an adaption of Ron Lieber’s work which makes some suggestions on how to approach this important topic.

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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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