“Wesley learns’ Series Author Wins Financial Literacy Book of the Year by Writers life Magazine!

October 1,2017
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Ridgewood NJ, our friend Prince Dykes of the Investor show has once again made news himself . Prince is and 4x Award Winning Author, Talk Show Host, YouTube, Podcaster, International Speaker and Veteran. Prince has devoted himself to combating financial illiteracy and has now won the financial literacy book […]

By |October 1st, 2017|business and finance|0 Comments

Why the Post Office Gives Amazon Special Delivery

A Citigroup analysis finds each box gets a $1.46 subsidy. It’s like a gift card from Uncle Sam.

Josh Sandbulte
July 13, 2017 7:12 p.m. ET

In my neighborhood, I frequently walk past “shop local” signs in the windows of struggling stores. Yet I don’t feel guilty ordering most of my family’s household goods on Amazon. In a […]

By |July 15th, 2017|business and finance|2 Comments

How Fyre Festival Organizer Billy McFarland Became the Madoff of Music Festivals

Vanity Fair explores how millennial marketing mess of a music festival happened.

Of late, all of the reports on the doomed-before-it-started Fyre Festival have been about its aftermath—the onsite chaos, subsequent lawsuits, and eventual, arrest of co-creator Billy McFarland.

But Vanity Fair has taken a little extra time to weave a soup-to-nuts tale of the buildup to […]

By |July 10th, 2017|business and finance|0 Comments

Cannabis Industry Legitimized Through Digital Currency

June 19,2017
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Ridgewood NJ, There is an old saying that “cash is king.” But when it comes to forming a legitimate business or industry in the United States, digital currency has dethroned cash.

Those in the cannabis industry, which operates mainly in cash, know this all too well, as their industry is […]

By |June 19th, 2017|business and finance|0 Comments

House Approves Financial CHOICE Act In Major Step to Repealing Dodd-Frank

June 9,2017

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Washington DC, The House on Thursday passed the Financial CHOICE Act, legislation to overhaul and replace the failed Dodd-Frank Act that has contributed to the worst economic recovery of the last 70 years.“Every promise of Dodd-Frank has been broken,” said Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), as he […]

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A new ‘manufacturing caucus’ looks to explore what companies need in terms of employees, education, training, and business opportunities — and help make sure they get it

Although not as dominant an industry as it was several decades ago, manufacturing is still a major part of the New Jersey economy, and […]

By |May 8th, 2017|business and finance|1 Comment

How Amazon’s ‘invisible’ hand can shape your city

The Seattle e-commerce company’s influence goes well beyond shopping


It begins with boxes. For most people who order goods from Amazon—with nearly half of U.S. householdsenrolled in the company’s Prime program, that’s quite a few of us—interactions with the Seattle e-commerce giant start with a search and a click, […]

By |May 3rd, 2017|business and finance|2 Comments

Is It Time to Break Up Google?


In just 10 years, the world’s five largest companies by market capitalization have all changed, save for one: Microsoft. Exxon Mobil, General Electric, Citigroup and Shell Oil are out and Apple, Alphabet (the parent company of Google), Amazon and Facebook have taken their place.

They’re all tech companies, and each dominates its […]

By |April 23rd, 2017|business and finance|1 Comment

Brick-and-Mortar Stores Are Shuttering at a Record Pace

Years of overbuilding and the rise of online shopping have come to a head; malls as ‘energy suckers’

By Suzanne Kapner
April 21, 2017 7:53 p.m. ET

American retailers are closing stores at a record pace this year as they feel the fallout from decades of overbuilding and the rise of online shopping.

Just this past week, women’s apparel […]

By |April 22nd, 2017|business and finance|5 Comments

The Financial Planning Association of New Jersey Spring Conference will feature nationally-recognized business journalist Ron Insana

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How has a Trump Presidency affected the markets, financial planning and your bottom line?

April 21,2017
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East Rutherford NJ, The Financial Planning Association of New Jersey (FPANJ) will host it’s Spring Conference, on Thursday, May 4. the theme is “Navigating the Winds of Change: The DOL, the Fed, and Washington,” and […]

By |April 22nd, 2017|business and finance|0 Comments