Student Blog

Deals for Meals

Published Jan. 05, 2022 by Alaana Kumar

If you’re anything like me, grocery shopping was one of the most jarring transitions to adulthood. 

I’d carry one of my mom’s recipes to the store, fill my cart with all the necessary ingredients,  and then get to checkout and somehow have a $70 bill. So on the next trip to the store, I’d simply pick up a few packs of ramen and call it a day. 

But, what if I told you that I can now take that same recipe, to that same store, and leave spending half the cost. 

Gift Yourself a Break

Published Dec. 21, 2021 by Alaana Kumar

Many students feel the need to utilize the time off from school to catch up on work, pad their resume, or get ahead in their studies. While it can be helpful to use time off to your advantage, it’s also important to understand the benefits that come with taking a few days to unwind and reset. If you’re feeling drained from  final exams, taking a few days to recharge can actually be the more productive choice in the long-run. 

Step to the Side (Hustle)

Published Dec. 14, 2021 by Alaana Kumar

The 2021 job market has many of us settling into jobs we aren’t necessarily passionate about. While paying the bills and working the traditional 9-5 is something to be proud of, there is no reason you can’t expand your horizons and conjure up a passion project to generate a little extra joy and income. 

Wall Street Revival: The Winner’s Circle

Published Nov. 26, 2021 by Alaana Kumar

The Wall Street Survivor (WSS) website has acquired a loyal following over the last few decades. Among them is David Hrachovy, long time user and recurring champion. Hrachovy spoke with us here at Wall Street Survivor about his journey with the site, and how the thrill of competition and enticing prize money keeps him coming back for more. 

Niche Careers: Digital Nomad

Published Nov. 15, 2021 by Alaana Kumar

After nearly two years of pandemic fatigue it’s normal for young people to shy away from the idea of traditional desk jobs and 9-5 lifestyles. However, most people assume that if you’re in the tech or digital world, you’re required to be at a desk or in a cubicle. Digital nomads are changing this trend.

Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Niche Careers: Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

Published Nov 3, 2021 by Alaana Kumar

Looking for an interesting, impactful, and unusual career path? In this article, we share just one of the many unique career routes one can pursue in the medical field. If you’re looking to interact directly with patients, calm their fears, and help save a life, read more about Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

Unique and In-Demand Careers

Published Nov. 01, 2021 by Alaana Kumar

The job market is not what it used to be, in this article we introduce some of the new jobs hiring at a higher than average volume in the US. If you’re looking for inspiration on what to pursue for a career, read more about in-demand jobs for 2021.

Impact Investing

What is Impact Investing?

Published Oct. 18, 2021 by Cassandra Wood

Do you want to contribute to a better world? It is possible to align your heart with your head, so that you can feel good about how you invest your money. Learn more about why becoming an impact investor brings about positive change for your local community and the world.

Inflation: How to lose money without spending it

Published Oct. 13, 2021 by Alaana Kumar

Inflation and deflation are concepts that mirror one another. Inflation occurs when the prices of goods and services rise, while deflation occurs when those prices decrease. The balance between inflation and deflation is unpredictable and delicate, and an economy can quickly swing from one condition to the other depending on global conditions. In this article, we’ll discuss how inflation impacts all aspects of the economy and vice versa.

The Consumer Price Index

Published Oct. 04, 2021 by Alaana Kumar

The consumer price index (CPI) is the most widely used indicator of inflation in the United States and Canada. Changes in the CPI are used to assess price variations associated with the cost of living. In this article, we’ll break down why the CPI is important and how it impacts consumer spending.

Remote Life for Young Adults

Published Sept. 16, 2021 by Alaana Kumar

The pandemic has added an extra layer of uncertainty for everyone, including college students. Navigating your early 20s in unprecedented times takes can be overwhelming. In this article, we share the struggles facing young adults today, and we invite you to tell us more about your experiences with remote learning.

The Value of a Good Credit Score

Published Sept. 14, 2021 by Alaana Kumar

Having good credit means you’re more favourable to banks and lenders. Therefore, it’s important to protect your overall credit score.
In this article, we explain the ins and outs of credit, as well as some tips and tricks to ensure you’re maintaining a healthy credit score.

The Importance of Learning Money Management

Published Sept. 08, 2021 by Alaana Kumar

From where you live to what you eat, money affects all aspects of day-to-day life. Many students and young adults are unaware of how to manage their finances. In this article, you’ll learn about being aware of your financial situation and how to continuously improve your personal finance habits.

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Developing Your Personal Brand

by Cassandra Wood

Branding is not just for large companies or youtubers! It’s especially important for young people who are starting to build their careers. You want to establish what you stand for, who you are and what makes you different from everyone else. In this article, you will learn how to get started on developing your own brand.

How To Find the Best-Performing Stocks in a Specific Sector

by Ali Salahi

After some experience buying and selling a few stocks, you may be interested in diversifying your portfolio across different market sectors. For example, health care, information technology, consumer Discretionary, etc.
What can you do to find the best stocks in a particular sector that is outperforming the market?

Wiley Fall National Challenge: Getting into the Winner’s Minds

by Giovanna Borges

Students are challenged to manage a million-dollar portfolio and generate profits over four weeks. We spoke with the winners to better understand their minds during the competition.

Wiley Fall National Challenge: What are the Winners’ Strategies?

by Giovanna Borges

Students are challenged to manage a million-dollar portfolio and generate profits over four weeks. We spoke with the winners to better understand their tactics and strategies in the challenge.

Am I Taking the Right Course?

by Giovanna Borges

University students often wonder if they’re on the right course throughout their education. You’re still defining your values, ideologies, and your self-image, and how what your doing at this moment will impact the rest of your life.
If you do not know if you made the right choice, read this article and check out some of our tips to guide your academic life.