Real Estate Investing: Tips & Tricks

August 18, 2015 Jelani Smith 0

Real estate has been known as the ‘stable’ long-term investment, as prices have historically provided positive annual returns over the long term. Real estate is another form of investment to consider for your portfolio. Investopedia describes Real Estate Investment as Real Estate that generates income or is otherwise intended for investment purposes rather than as a primary residence. Clearly, the […]

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SOM: Ranking the MBA Rankings Part 2

August 5, 2015 Bukhtar Khan 0

Continuing on our “Ranking the MBA Rankings” series; Part 2 of the 3-part series focuses on the ranking giants in the industry and the specific pros and cons of their methods. Returning to the show is John A. Byrne, CEO of C-Change Media, a digital media company that owns and moderates the collegiate website ‘Poets&Quants’. Recently, John surpassed 50 million […]

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SOM: Ranking the MBA Rankings – Part 1

July 31, 2015 Bukhtar Khan 1

Pursuing an MBA is a strenuous, full-time process which drains thousands of hopeful applicants each year. Studying for the GMAT, attaining a stellar GPA, developing outstanding people skills and having a portfolio of extra-curricular activities is just the start of the process. Hopeful candidates also put a lot of time and attention into which schools to apply to and eventually […]

Where Should I Keep My Money?

July 30, 2015 Jelani Smith 2

It’s always nice to have extra cash set aside, for general purposes, such as emergency funds, tuition payments, bill payments. However, when you have excess cash on hand, what do you do with it? There are many options, from spending to saving it. Obviously, I would recommend saving it. Create a budget, and minimize costs as much as you can. […]

Apple Inc.: Q3 Earnings Call Overview

July 28, 2015 Jelani Smith 0

Trading with a market capitalization of over $700 Billion, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is the largest company on the North American stock markets. Here’s what you need to know about Apple’s Earnings Call. The question is; is Apple a value investing stock? Growing Financials “Today, we’re proud to report record June quarter results with revenues of $49.6 billion and earnings of […]

Student Finances: Should I Buy a Car?

July 23, 2015 Jelani Smith 2

College is definitely not cheap; with tuition costs rising each year, faster than inflation. As young adults, there are many decisions to be made, from choosing your program, to the financial decisions. Like any decision made, personal finance decisions made at a young age will definitely have an impact on your future. So, make sure to think twice. Cost Analysis  […]

Investment Strategy: Leveraging

July 21, 2015 Jelani Smith 0

Interest rates are at an all time low, with economies around the world maintaining low interest rates, or slashing rates, such as Bank of Canada’s recent decision to lower the interest rates to 0.5% in July 2015. How can we take advantage of this? Low interest rates do have economical benefits, such as lower interest payments on debt. Keep in […]

WeBeam: Networking Sensation

July 14, 2015 Jelani Smith 0

WeBeam CEO of We Beam Inc., Nicholas Ivanecky created WeBeam with the objective of making networking easier. The networking allows users to capitalize on real opportunities within a 50m radius. What is WeBeam? WeBeam is the easiest way to meet people. This app is a solution for attending networking events but not knowing who is in the room. WeBeam app […]

Mutual Fund Essentials

July 10, 2015 Jelani Smith 0

What is a Mutual Fund? Mutual Funds are a pool of professionally managed assets invested collectively, for investors with similar objectives. A fixed income Mutual Fund has a higher percentage of less risky assets, such as bonds and cash, where as equity Mutual Funds have a higher percentage of riskier assets, such as stocks. Keeping in mind, over the long […]

How to Network Like a Pro: 7 Tips

July 8, 2015 Jelani Smith 0

Networking is key to landing that dream job you’ve been aiming for – building connections within your field will provide you with a competitive advantage among other applicants. According to a survey done by Forbes, 41% of employees found a job through networking. Do not underestimate the power of networking – talking to the right people and building relationships can […]