Rapunzl Voted a Top 10 Finalist in Chicago’s FUND Conference

Rapunzl Voted a Top 10 Finalist in Chicago’s FUND Conference

As Chicago continues to grow as a hub for startups and entrepreneurs, the Rapunzl team was proud to present at the inaugural FUND conference this past weekend. The FUND conference aims to bridge the gap between investors and fast-growing companies by giving start-ups a platform to preach their business plans. So we took the stage and preached the importance of financial fluency, and the exhibition’s […]

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What Happened This Week 10/27/2017

What Happened This Week 10/27/2017

President Trump explained this week that he is “very, very close” to appointing a new Fed Chair. As we continue to await this highly anticipated decision, several key hints were made this week that can give us a general idea of where Trump is leaning. After meeting with Janet Yellen, Trump praised her as “terrific” without giving us an idea of whether she will be re-appointed […]

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What Happened This Week 10/20/2017

What Happened This Week 10/20/2017

The mystery of our next Fed Chair spilled into this week as investors continue to wait eagerly for any hints into the President’s ultimate decision. Sources say President Trump was impressed by Stanford Economist John Taylor after the two met last week in the Oval Office. Trump has expressed his interest in both Taylor and Fed governor Jerome Powell. In addition, former Fed board governor Kevin […]

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Why am I ever going to need to know this?

Why am I ever going to need to know this?

We all know the struggle of staring at busy work or painstakingly learning something with little idea for how to apply it in the real world. As a math major, I can remember countless proofs that I solely memorized, regurgitated, and immediately forgot after the test. But unlike memorizing poems or learning how to prove that there is an infinite number of prime numbers, learning […]

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What Happened This Week 10/13/2017

What Happened This Week 10/13/2017

The market dipped slightly before the end of session on Thursday as several banks kicked off what is expected to be a strong third-quarter earnings season. Citigroup (C) beat its expected earnings and revenue after posting continued strong global consumer growth. The company’s stock, however, dipped more than 3% following the report after concerns of rising credit costs left some investors nervous. JPMorgan Chase (JPM) also beat Wall […]

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What Happened This Week 10/06/2017

What Happened This Week 10/06/2017

Markets steady as we mourn the losses of those involved in the Las Vegas shooting. Our prayers go out to each and every family affected by this atrocity.   President Trump’s advisors have officially finalized the list of potential Fed Chair replacements for Janet Yellen this past week. Although Yellen is still being considered for reappointment, it is widely-accepted that Trump will appoint a new Fed Chair. […]

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