money

Cash is king—now and forever

Cash may not be making a comeback, but it’s here to stay.Continue...

Cryptocurrency for beginners

Everywhere, people seem to be talking about cryptocurrency.Continue...

How to take control of your finances

With minimal education about financial literacy in high schools and universities, many students don't know where to begin when learning to navigate their finances as young adults. I’ve assembled a few tips to get you started on managing your finances responsibly and learning about financial literacy.Continue...

Not every hobby needs to be a side hustle

Since the start of the pandemic, many have had more flexibility built into their schedules to pursue new or existing interests.Continue...

How COVID-19 reshaped my student finances

In the middle of March, I lost three jobs in the span of 24 hours. One moment I was employed and living comfortably, hanging out with my friends near St.Patrick’s day—in the next, I was living through one of the most bizarre events I could’ve ever thought possible, my world uprooted.Continue...

How does a centrally-planned economy work?

The United States and the Soviet Union differed on many things during the Cold War, and one of them was food.Continue...

The popularity of ‘sugaring’ is bittersweet

There’s nothing wrong with the practice of ‘sugaring,’ provided it’s consensual. But no one should feel pressured to put a price on their company—especially not students who are trying to make ends meet.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: The beautiful, bountiful world of bonds

If you aren’t familiar with investing, but want to save a few hundred dollars for a post-grad trip, a future shopping spree, or that scary thing people call “the future,” bonds are a great thing to know about.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: Explaining the Dow

When reporting on the economy, news sources will refer to something called “The Dow,” a term that’s used often but rarely explained.Continue...

The Lazy Economist: Carbon tax versus cap and trade

It’s hard to look at the news and miss the discussion on carbon pricing.Continue...

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