Industry Spotlight: Dating Apps

Industry Spotlight: Dating Apps

Swipe right if his annual returns are higher than 20%.   Online dating was once viewed as a niche industry, reserved for those introverted souls unable to find love in the real world. But over time, it has grown and stealthily worked its way into our everyday lives. Led by Match.com, Zoosk, and Tinder, the online dating industry is revolutionizing how we define relationships. While […]

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Industry Spotlight: Salmon

Industry Spotlight: Salmon

From the tops of our bagels to the centerpieces of our Friday night dinners, one food has forced its way deep into our diets and is showing no signs of slowing down: salmon. As Americans’ waistlines continue to expand, doctors have pushed for fish (in place of meat), specifically salmon, to make up a greater part of the consumer’s daily diet. For this week’s industry […]

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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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Does the President Influence Bitcoin’s Price?

Does the President Influence Bitcoin’s Price?

The quick changes and volatility of Bitcoin’s prices have long puzzled economists. There are many reasons why Bitcoin’s price movements can’t be analyzed like a normal asset, one of which is its unofficial status. To date, there are no clear classifications on what Bitcoin truly is, whether it’s a safe haven asset or a stock. While it’s true that Bitcoin investors call it a new […]

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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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The Bitcoin Bubble

The Bitcoin Bubble

Another week, another cryptocurrency headline. However, this week’s headline is vastly different than the countless ones that preceded it, this week we ask: is the bitcoin bubble finally popping?   The Formation of the Bitcoin Bubble   Analysts have always warned against an imminent bitcoin bubble pop after the asset class’ historic rise showed eerily similar signs to the early 2000’s dotcom bubble and the […]

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The Commercial Space Race

The Commercial Space Race

One small step for man, one giant leap for… our economy? Although space travel used to be exclusively a competition between national governments, the commercial space race has heated up dramatically in recent years, as the industry has shifted from sluggish government programs into the hands of private and public companies. Let’s use our financial fluency tools to take a closer look at this industry’s […]

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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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International Cryptocurrency Regulation

International Cryptocurrency Regulation

What is happening with cryptocurrency? After a historical rise to fame and value in the past year, the cryptocurrency market as a whole took a massive dip in the past week as more countries have put forth regulations. Cryptocurrency’s recent founding and name recognition have made it a target for regulators due to its potential as an unregulated and universal medium of exchange. A large […]

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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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