September 17, 2015
activehours app

New Apps Are Helping You Save, Manage and Borrow Money

Smartphone apps have become the most popular and creative digital invention around these days. There are apps to help you remember to exercise, apps to monitor a developing fetus, apps to help you find your way around and apps to keep you connected to all of your family and friends. […]
January 15, 2015
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What to Do When Shale Oil Goes Bust?

An old American TV show—the Beverly Hillbillies, opens with a song that tells the story of the miraculous transition from the poor hills of Appalachia to the mansions of Beverly Hills. The song includes this verse: “And up through the ground came a bubblin’ crude. Oil that is, black gold, […]
August 16, 2013
Jane Austen on British Currency

The Currency of Jane: Jane Austen’s Portrait to Grace the 10 Pound Note

British women have fared well in the public consciousness of their island nation. When the hundred greatest Britons were put to the popular vote by the BBC, a woman scored in the final three. That would be Princess Diana and, yes, she beat out Shakespeare (number 5). Margaret Thatcher is […]
July 10, 2013

For the Winklevoss Brothers: In Bitcoin We Trust

The fortunes of Bitcoin just keep changing. If you’re into stock market volatility then Bitcoin provides the ultimate rush. That, as you can imagine, is not exactly how Bitcoin, the world’s first alternative digital currency, is marketing itself. But after the recent Bitcoin crash that saw a fifty percent devaluation, […]