Compound Confidence

How to reach financial freedom and live life to its fullest

Planning for an Online Semester

Photo By JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash As we move further into the final month of summer, I think it is time to address the next challenge that many of us are about to face - a partially or fully online academic semester. Some of you reading this may have taken a few online courses, while for...

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What is a credit score, why does it matter, and how can you improve it?

A credit score is a three-digit number that represents the status of your credit report. Nationwide credit reporting agencies create a credit score from your credit report to assess your “credit risk”. In other words, the credit score is used around the world to represent the likelihood that you...

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Managing Screen Time While Running an Online Business

Business vector created by pikisuperstar - www.freepik.com We spend a lot of time on our screens, around 11 hours/day according to a study done by Nielsen in 2018. From my experience as an engineering and computer science student, 11 hours/day could be on the low end. I know of people who...

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The Impact of Debt and Why You Should Care

Photo by Avery Evans on Unsplash I remember the day I got my first credit card. There was something liberating about spending what felt like an unlimited supply of money, all while earning points, air miles, and referral bonuses. After paying off a couple of credit card bills (late, I should...

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Getting Through Courses You Can't Stand

Photo by Tonny Tran on Unsplash We’ve all been there, sitting in a lecture while your mind runs wild, listening to a boring professor go off on tangents that you can’t relate to, about a topic that you can’t stand. This is a scenario that is all too common throughout our lives, so I think it is...

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Working from home: An intern's perspective

Photo by James Fitzgerald on Unsplash I started my internship at the beginning of May. Up until last week, I had never seen any of my coworkers in person! It has been a very strange experience getting to know people through a screen and starting a new job from home. There are certainly pros and...

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5 Easy Tricks to Start and Finish Anything

Photo by Isaac Smith on Unsplash Start! It is a word we often hear when we have an exciting new idea, goal, or project in mind. It makes sense because if you never start something, well, you won’t finish it either. Sometimes the hardest part is getting started while other times the...

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A lifetime of entrepreneurship, with CEO Jeff LaFrenz

Lots of things come to mind when we hear the word entrepreneur. Innovator, disrupter, creative, risk-taker, daring, and crazy. While this might be the picture that forms in our heads initially, it is always a great experience to speak directly with an entrepreneur to hear their story. This...

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Why we know we should save money but don’t

Photo by Michael Longmire on Unsplash We hear it all the time, we even tell ourselves that it is important to do, but for some reason, it remains a difficult goal. What is this goal? Save our money. If we know this is so important, why do we find it so difficult to consistently do? That is...

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How Team Sports Transform Your University Experience and Beyond

Sports have always been an important aspect of my life. I grew up playing on many different teams and participating in many different individual events. From the age of four until I was eighteen I played on at least one team in either hockey, soccer, basketball, rowing or rugby. There are...

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