In parts of Africa, currency has taken on a new, high-tech form: pre-paid airtime. Cell phones can not only be used for texting, playing games, and updating Facebook profiles; but also for the exchange of goods and services in real life.
The fallout from the recession means more people must adjust how they spend and save their money.
Technological improvements will continue to make industries like gambling vital to the Canadian economy.
Developments in the Cypriot financial sector have sent shock waves around the world. The decision to heavily tax savers is ill advised and will only exacerbate Cyprus’s economic problems in the long term.
Wondering where the housing market’s at and what it will be in the up coming months? Guest Author Simon Campbell gives us this forecast for 2013 which gives detail on what to expect for those still looking to get that bargain home!
Happiness is an abstract concept. It has no particular shape, no unique determinant, and no easily expressed taste. Yet many philosophers agree on one thing: happiness is central to human life.
Check out Repercussions of Gluttony — Part 1. Our economies are based on the premise that more and more consumption is good, with the success of private enterprise and governments being measured by growth in profits and Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This predisposition to over-consumption and greed has led to the global financial crisis as […]
What could be more human than our universal need for clean drinking water? Recently, I met the CEO and founder of Charity:Water, Scott Harrison, at an international conference on fundraising. Scott delivered an impassioned and inspiring talk about his non profit. Charity:Water brings clean, safe drinking water to people in developing countries. In six years, […]
The forerunners of today’s banking industry first emerged in China during the Song Dynasty (960-1279).
China’s early banking history began here, and although accounting and finances can be tedious for some, the Rishengchang Financial House Museum, one of the many financial houses which once operated from Pingyao, is well worth a visit.