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Incoming college freshmen and current students are facing many unknowns when it comes to understanding how the college experience will change as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Will classes be online, in-person, or both? Will students be required to wear masks on campus? What about student organizations, and other traditional ways of making connections [...]
rebel Financial's Tony Jones and Covid-19 Ventilator Project creator, Tarik Yousef COVID-19 Ventilator Open Source Project Tarik Yousef, the owner of T.Y. Fine Furniture, found himself in a unique position once the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Through his company, he was already working with some of the necessary equipment to create ventilators. He knew that the [...]
Efficient market theorists—the economists who believe that every investor is rational and every company’s true value is reflected in the last price paid for a share of stock—will tell you that America’s corporations were worth 12-13 percent less on Monday than they were on Friday. The rest of us recognize that we are in the [...]
A bill entitled The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives last May by an overwhelming majority, and it was called the most comprehensive, sweeping retirement security legislation in recent history.  A few days ago, the Senate finally passed the same legislation by attaching it to its [...]
Last Friday, we had the pleasure to talk with Valorie Schwarmann, CFO and Senior Vice President of Homeport, a non-profit housing developer. Valorie oversees the financial systems, processes, planning, and reporting for all lines of business at Homeport.  What is Homeport? Homeport is a non-profit housing developer based in Columbus, Ohio. By building quality affordable [...]
Student loans, credit cards, saving for retirement, and being properly insured are common concerns that face millennials today. To combat these issues, it’s important that young people have the financial literacy necessary for a secure financial future. This article will be going over important tips that, when started at an early age, can make a [...]

A full month into a historic government shutdown. A full month into a historic government shutdown, after 800,000 government workers have missed their second paycheck, two things are clear:   1) Economists and political pundits had no expectation that the impasse would past this long. 2) The impact on the U.S. economy cannot be calculated with […]

Government Shutdown Consequences As the U.S. government shutdown enters its second week, you might wonder how so many shuttered government agencies and laid-off federal workers will affect the economy and your portfolio. The good news is that the economic impact, overall, is likely to be small. In late 2013, a similar government shutdown, spanning 16 […]