Finance

Why Covid-19 will make it harder to kill zombie companies

Sep 26, 2020 VSOMPETITION BETWEEN companies can offer vast rewards to winners, as evidenced by rich lists dotted with space billionaires. The fate of the losers, on the other hand, is a gruesome death. At least it was. A horde of companies has recently emerged that are neither profitable nor …

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Tips for correcting your credit score

Here are some ways to fix a bad credit score and get back on the road to better financial health. Free preview of the book Smart Solopreneur This book gives you the essential guide to easy-to-follow tips and strategies to create more financial success. December 18, 2018 4 min read …

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US has until Friday afternoon to defend or delay TikTok ban

President Trump’s ban on the video-sharing app TikTok was only temporarily postponed by the deal reached between its Chinese owner ByteDance and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT). Because Trump only accepted the deal in the concept, the ban takes effect this Sunday. So TikTok filed for an injunction …

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Call for ‘smoking style’ warnings on money lending services

All money-lending services should carry warnings about the high costs of loan repayments on all advertising, the Society of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul (SVP) told the government. Like the tobacco packaging introduced with health warnings, any advertising or money-lending documentation should include a clear warning of the high cost of the loan, according …

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US bailout includes stimulus checks, tax code, education, P3s

After months of debate over the federal government’s third round of economic stimulus linked to COVID-19, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) in law on March 11. As we summarize below, the ARP will provide federal dollars through a wide range of channels, including individual stimulus checks, …

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PhD programs suspend admissions during COVID

A pandemic turns out to be a bad time to get a doctorate in the humanities or social sciences. Dozens of doctoral programs in schools across the country have announced that they will not be admitting new students for the next school year. This temporary break could have lasting effects. …

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