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Hello and welcome to Equity, our venture capital-focused podcast, where we deconstruct the stats behind the headlines. It’s Saturday, so have a good day! We couldn’t resist picking up the microphones when news revealed that Headspace meditation software and Ginger’s on-demand mental health service combined. We were in the mood for some hot shots, so …

College graduate video calls family to celebrate Kemal Yildirim | Getty Images Earlier in August, the US Department of Education under President Joe Biden announced that it would write off an additional $ 1.1 billion in student loan debt for approximately 115,000 borrowers attending the ITT Technical Institute, a school that has now disappeared. This …

The country’s outstanding debt has grown more than six-fold in seven years between 2013 and 2020, according to a new report. The report by title “Kenya’s Public Debt Profile” by the Kenya Public Finance Institute and which was released on Thursday draws its conclusions from an in-depth analysis of the data available at the National …

IIf the government could simply move away from marijuana, it could realize its full potential as a massive growth opportunity. Unfortunately, a state-level fiscal and regulatory quagmire, coupled with its continued classification as an illegal substance at the federal level, has put obstacles in the way of otherwise good pot stocks. Other cannabis stocks, however, …

Many of us don’t learn to manage our money until we are faced with our first real financial decision, like renting an apartment, applying for a credit card, or buying a car. But what if you instead learn budgeting or credit scores in the low-stakes environment of a classroom? It might not sound like fun, …

FAAN Concession to Leave $ 1 Billion Repayment Loan to FAAN – Aviation Workers Nigeria’s Federal Airport Authority would be at a disadvantage from supporting a $ 1 billion repayment loan if the federal government continued its concession policy, airport workers’ unions said Tuesday. The union which includes the National Union of Air Transport Employees, …

AS LHV Group has finalized a £ 4.455million investment in Bank North (formerly B-North) and acquired a 9.9% stake in the company after Bank North successfully closed a financing round of ‘ Series A ‘and has been licensed for banking by the UK Prudential Regulatory Authority (Authorized with Restrictions -‘ AWR ‘). In addition to …

Sanusí Former Kano Emir Lamido Sanusi yesterday called on the country to “put the country on the path to fiscal sustainability.” Sanusi, who spoke at the unveiling of his book “For the Good of the Nation,” said the country could not continue to borrow to finance consumption. He cautioned against reckless borrowing, saying it is …

Gold holds above the psychological level of $ 1,800 in the Fed’s Powell countdown on Friday. The US dollar consolidates ahead of the event, licking critical DXY support near 92.80. Update: Gold (XAU / USD) extends yesterday’s weakness to refresh intraday low around $ 1,795, down 0.45% on an early Wednesday. In doing so, the …

These are tough times for the US economy, which means they’re tough for our personal finances as well. So my Friends Talk Money podcast co-hosts Terry Savage and Pam Krueger and I posted an episode to offer timely, non-partisan advice on saving, borrowing, investing, and taxes. I thought I would share a few highlights. You …