The Financial Implications of Fad Diets

The Financial Implications of the Diet Industry

Don’t Fall For the Fad! By Dalia Rodriguez The diet industry is a multi-billion dollar business that profits from people’s desire to lose weight. It’s no secret that it pays influencers to share their “diet secrets” to shape people’s health and weight loss thinking. Sometimes, celebrities, nutritionists, or other health professionals promote these diets that quickly gain popularity and…

premarital agreements

Prenuptual Agreements

And Why They’re Important By Logan Matura In the past ten years or so, there has been a significant rise in couples exploring the option of entering into premarital agreements, especially younger couples in their 20s and 30s. A premarital agreement (also commonly called a prenuptial agreement or a “prenup”), by definition, is a written…

How Culture Affects Finances

What is Culture, and What Does it Have to Do With Your Finances?

By Dalia Rodriguez As we celebrate Hispanic-Latino Heritage Month, I find myself reflecting on how many of my decisions are influenced by my culture and how they uncovered my money story. What is Culture? Culture encompasses many aspects of human life. At its most basic level, it refers to the shared beliefs, values, customs, and behaviors…

Second-Hand Digital Media has its upsides

Second-Hand Media

By Nina Spinelli In 2012, 193 million CDs were sold across the United States – with Adele’s “21” album dominating the charts. Fast-forward a decade later to 2022, with only 35 million CD albums sold, down 11% from 40 million in 2021. The downturn in CD sales has been offset by subscription services, such as…

The Future of AI and Personal Finance 

The Benefits and Negatives for Individuals with Little Financial Education Artificial intelligence (AI) has been transforming the financial industry, with various AI applications emerging to provide better financial services. AI has created an opportunity for the financial sector to be more inclusive and help individuals achieve financial security. However, the integration of AI in personal…