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Financial Technology: Evolution or Revolution?

Content sponsored by PwC

Technology now plays an important role in the financial lives of consumers. Compared with adults over the age of 35, research suggests that millennials are 67% more likely to find new technology exciting and use it as much as they can for banking and other tasks. In this first of a four-part podcast series on technology and personal finance, experts from Wharton and PwC help educators and their students identify the intersection between the two.

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The Week in Review:

Why Germany Is the Driving Force in the Eurozone


When you hear about how the eurozone is struggling economically, news reports often ask: What does Germany think or what is Germany doing? You may wonder why Germany is so important for the eurozone. The simple answer: Germany is the biggest economy of the 19 nations that use the euro as their currency, and that makes stalwart Germany the driving engine in the European Union.

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Zina Kumok’s Guide to Smart Student-loan Liftoff


In August 2015, WalletHub released its state-by-state analysis of student-loan debt. It’s little surprise that student-loan borrowers fare better living in states with stronger economies and higher incomes. Topping the list? Utah and Wyoming. But before you even get to paying off your loans, you need to know where to begin. KWHS turns to its favorite personal-finance blogger for five tips that will help empower you to make savvy decisions about your student loans.

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The Week in Review:

Cap, Gown, Cash: Get Smart with Your Graduation Gifts


Happy graduation! You’re celebrating with your family and before you know it, everyone’s handing you money-filled envelopes. Cash is a popular graduation gift, and it can quickly add up. What will you do with your newfound fortune?

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The Week in Review:

Prom Appeals to the Heart – and the Business Brain


Sure, prom is fun and, for many, unforgettable. And amid all the drama and dress decisions, you can glean some valuable insight about innovation, communication, resilience and leadership. Someday when you replace that tux with a boardroom-worthy suit, you may well think back on business lessons from the big dance.

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Three Financial Priorities to Get You Ready for College


It’s college decision time! Amid all those campus considerations, you should also find time to think about your money. KWHS columnist and student-loan survivor Zina Kumok offers some good advice for helping you navigate your college finances. Moving-in day is too late to start thinking about the impact college will have on your bank account — and your future.

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The Week in Review:

Blogger Zina Kumok: Saving Money Helped Me Prepare for My Future and Even Find Love


The Global Money Week 2015 theme is “Save Today. Safe Tomorrow.” The message is pretty clear – if you want a more secure financial future, then you need to start doing something about it today. In honor of global money awareness, personal-finance blogger Zina Kumok, 26, writes about one of her favorite topics: saving money.

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He’s 18, and He Works for Facebook!


In August 2014, Michael Sayman was hired as Facebook’s youngest full-time software engineer. His journey to a job at one of the world’s most high-profile companies began with a simple love for coding that took him farther than he could have ever dreamed.

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