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Unlearn and discover the old, the new and everything in between through unfiltered conversations on all things fintech, crypto and credit. Continue Reading >>
Unlearn and discover the old, the new and everything in between through unfiltered conversations on all things fintech, crypto and credit. << Show Less
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S2 Ep15: 💸 How Visa is reinvesting learning Let's face it; personal finance is boring. It's not the most exciting topic in the world, but what if I told you we could make it more entertaining. Visa is one of the leaders in creating gamified financial learning content, and we have the country manager of Visa in Bahrain Malak to walk us through how Visa is making learning about money more interesting
Here's what to bear in mind:

So many resources are available free of charge to allow us to become more financial literate
Learning about money doesn't have to be boring. There are so many fun and educational ways to learn about money outside of reading encyclopedias.
Financial conversations should evolve as we get older
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S2 Ep 10: 💸 A latina's guide to investment. Investing has a lot of big words that might scare you off but be honest, it’s all really simple ideas. The Investing Latina walks us through how we can get started as investors and turn our passion projects into money-making machines
Here's what you want to double-tap on:

Talk with your partner about money.
Read up on investing and get started. You can start without knowing everything.
Start a side hustle in an area that you’re passionate about.
S2 Ep 08: 💸 Small changes, big fortunes. Saving money is hard and we can all struggle to deal with it however the benefits we can reap in the future are well worth it if we put in the time today. These are some of the thoughts Nathan shares with us as we continue our conversation on staying out of debt and making ourselves more financially literate.
What should you care about?

Understand your finances and look where you can afford to save money.
Know that daily savings add up in the long run.
Start learning about money NOW. Your future self will thank you!
S2 E09: 💸 Whats your survival number? Financial literacy is one of these things that everyone hears about but no one actually truly knows what it is or how to achieve it. Jully-Alma Taveras the Investing Latina helps us breakdown this concept and talks to us about how best we can achieve financial literacy.
Here's what you want to bear in mind:

Have conversations about money with your family
Look at your own lifestyle and see what financial plans fit your lifestyle
Split budget into categories by using a minimalist survival number to help differentiate a need from a want
S2 Ep 14: 💸 Investing in financial freedom Investing is complicated; however, we want to break it down nicely and simply. We talk with Morgan Newman today about how you can get started with your investment journey. She also highlights how investing can help you build your retirement plan and line you up for financial freedom.
Here's what you want to bear in mind:

Advisors help you manage your finances when you don’t have the time to. We can use Robo advisors and apps to make these decisions for us and make our lives easier.
If it looks too good to be true, it probably is; investing is very risky, DO YOUR RESEARCH!
Have 3-6 months of spending tucked away for a rainy day
Some assets are illiquid, so be careful when choosing to invest
Start planning for your retirement early, dedicate a specific amount from your monthly salary, 1% at a time.
S2 Ep 16: 💸 How do you quantitatively measure success? How do you measure success? Is it through money, is it by reaching a certain number of followers? Success is a very complex term. In today's episode, we have Faisal Sajwani, a career entrepreneur and life coach who has written renowned articles on success, discussing, and how to achieve your lofty success goals.
Key takeaway

Your metric of success may vary from what most people do; however, the key is a consistency in your craft that will make you success regardless of the metric used.
Put positive energy into the world, and it will come back to you
Don't let a financial point be the driver or end goal for your success. Consider things like leaving an impact on the world. Money should be the side effect
S2 Ep 07: 💸 Can't help falling in debt? Debt is big deal across the world. It affects everyone regardless of age or job. Nathan McFarlane today walks us through what debt is and how we can understand the problem
Here's what you want to keep in mind the next time you think of credit:

Read the terms and conditions before you get involved in borrowing money.
Debt affects 26-30-year olds however there are loads of resources and tools available to get out of it.
Delayed gratification can help you identify the difference between a need and a want.
S2 Ep15: 💸 How Visa is reinvesting learning Let's face it; personal finance is boring. It's not the most exciting topic in the world, but what if I told you we could make it more entertaining. Visa is one of the leaders in creating gamified financial learning content, and we have the country manager of Visa in Bahrain Malak to walk us through how Visa is making learning about money more interesting
Here's what to bear in mind:

So many resources are available free of charge to allow us to become more financial literate
Learning about money doesn't have to be boring. There are so many fun and educational ways to learn about money outside of reading encyclopedias.
Financial conversations should evolve as we get older
S2 Ep 06: 💸 An entrepreneur's spirit Don't chase what's trending, look at what's on the frontier. Shereen shares her thoughts on what's on the frontier of fintech and guides us on some of the factors she believes define a successful start-up and ultimately a successful entrepreneur.
Here's what you want to take note of:

Make sure your product solves a problem
Don't look at what's trending; look at what's on the frontier. Look into areas like B2B
Focus on building a strong team in the initial phases of your start-up. Culture is a crucial dynamic to build.
S2 Ep 11: 💸 How to pivot your way to the top Startups face many problems, and most people don't know how to navigate these problems. Jonathan walks us through some of these problems and the best ways to set up your startup to guarantee success.
Here's what you want to bear in mind.

Just DO IT. You can't have 100% perfection. Start with 75% down and worry about the other 25% later.
Make sure your idea solves a problem and has the potential to scale into other countries.
Don't steal ideas because you saw them work on Dragons Den; they won't always translate into success in your region.
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