Rapunzl Founder Speaks at Young Chicago Saves

Rapunzl Founder Speaks at Young Chicago Saves

First off, I just want to thank all of the schools that gave their students the opportunity to attend YCS this past Wednesday. We had an incredible time presenting to kids from all around Chicago and hey, I got to go on stage and talk to everyone!   So What is YCS?   For those who don’t know, YCS stands for Young Chicago Saves, an […]

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Evaluating Betsy DeVos’ Education Plan

Evaluating Betsy DeVos’ Education Plan

President Trump’s new Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has recently outlined her plan to solve our country’s educational issues which range from student choice problems to ballooning student loan debts. If DeVos’ plan is adopted across the board, it will drastically change what the future of our country’s education system looks like. But does her plan truly solve our country’s complex educational problems? Let’s use […]

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Industry Spotlight: Healthcare with an Aging Population

Industry Spotlight: Healthcare with an Aging Population

After World War II, few could have predicted that the ensuing boom in childbirths would have lasting effects on our country for years to come. However, as the aging population continues to rise, due in large part to the baby boomer generation, we at Rapunzl will use our financial fluency tools take a look at its impact on our economy. Introducing this week’s Industry Spotlight: […]

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BAAD Tech

BAAD Tech

What is going on with tech firms?   The economy has made major strides under Trump’s presidency, and a large part of that historic rise is due to the success of tech giants. Led by Facebook (FB), Google (GOOGL), Amazon (AMZN), and Apple (AAPL), the tech industry continues to churn out historic returns as our society becomes evermore dependent on their advanced and addictive products. […]

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Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality

You may have read some of the headlines or seen the trending hashtag #FreeTheInternet. Everyone’s talking about net neutrality. It may be a hot topic, but few people actually understand the true consequences of the proposed regulation repeal. We must first understand what exactly net neutrality is if we are to use our financial fluency knowledge to understand what’s at stake.   What is net […]

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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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