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Can Credit Cards be Recycled? Plastics Expert Keith Vorst Answers a Question that is More Difficult than You May Think

Can Credit Cards be Recycled? Plastics Expert Keith Vorst Answers a Question that is More Difficult than You May Think

In a Nutshell: Most credit cards are made of polyvinyl chloride acetate — more commonly known as PVCA. The acetate in the cards make them difficult to recycle, as it limits the compatibility with... read more »

Studies Link High Stress Levels with an Increased Urge to Spend — Here’s How to Fight Those Costly Impulses

Studies Link High Stress Levels with an Increased Urge to Spend — Here’s How to Fight Those Costly Impulses

In a Nutshell: Studies have found a common link between stress and diversion spending — that’s where consumers buy things they don’t necessarily need to lessen the effects of what’s... read more »

Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets Studies Washington DC’s Policy and Regulatory Approach to FinTech

Milken Institute’s Center for Financial Markets Studies Washington DC’s Policy and Regulatory Approach to FinTech

In a Nutshell: Advances in FinTech have increased industry profits from $3 billion in 2012 to more than $40 billion in 2016. But the industry’s rapid growth and development seems to have... read more »

Esri® Uses Human Geography and the Power of Social Mapping to Help Banks Cut Costs and Increase Customer Bases

Esri® Uses Human Geography and the Power of Social Mapping to Help Banks Cut Costs and Increase Customer Bases

In a Nutshell: Financial institutions today are charged with being everywhere their customers expect them to be without blowing their budgets by constantly opening new locations. To help connect... read more »

Boston College Economists Link Exorbitant Privilege and the Dollarization of Global Trade to Help Explain US Predominance in the World Economy

Boston College Economists Link Exorbitant Privilege and the Dollarization of Global Trade to Help Explain US Predominance in the World Economy

In a Nutshell: You might look at the massive US trade deficit and think the country is in particularly bad shape. While America undoubtedly has debts to pay, our nation is actually in an... read more »

Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy Brings Market Structure and Fintech Research to a Global Audience

Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy Brings Market Structure and Fintech Research to a Global Audience

In a Nutshell: The collapse and subsequent bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in 2008 knocked over the first domino that would topple several respected global financial institutions. From the chaos of... read more »

Study Suggests the Impulsivity that Results from ADHD Can Cause Financial Distress in Adults

Study Suggests the Impulsivity that Results from ADHD Can Cause Financial Distress in Adults

In a Nutshell: People who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often find it difficult to stay organized, meet deadlines, and plan details of their everyday lives. While... read more »

Columbia Business School Research Exposes Volatility Within the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency System

Columbia Business School Research Exposes Volatility Within the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency System

In a Nutshell: As values of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin increase, demand by investors to get in on the cash cow also grows. News organizations that normally ignore digital currency now... read more »

Q3 Data Shows Home Sales in Canada are Falling, But Prices Remain on the Rise

Q3 Data Shows Home Sales in Canada are Falling, But Prices Remain on the Rise

In a Nutshell: After seven years of rapid growth, the Canadian housing market showed its first signs of slowing down in June of 2017 when it suffered its worst single-month sales drop since 2010.... read more »

BrightScope — How Two Brothers Leveraged Open Government Data to Add Transparency to Researching 401(k) Plans and Financial Advisors

BrightScope — How Two Brothers Leveraged Open Government Data to Add Transparency to Researching 401(k) Plans and Financial Advisors

In a Nutshell: Designed to bring a massive database of public information to light, BrightScope ranks and rates 401(k) plans and financial advisors to help guide employer and consumer decisions.... read more »