Financial IQ

Paper money: how was it born?

Paper money was an invention of the Song Dynasty in China in the 11th century, nearly 20 centuries after the first metal coins were used. In the 11th century BC, the Chinese began to use coins. Archaeologists found copper coins in a Tang dynasty tomb. Coins were cast from copper, silver, gold and other metals with a square hole in the middle to put coins together by a string. Before paper money, coins were used…

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Is there a hidden cost behind everything?

There are many transactions every day. You check the bills for your things, the prices, but do you notice the extra charges? This is particularly common in hotels, restaurants and other dining/accommodation places. If you check the bills closely, you will see that there is actually some additional fees. This often is room service, gym, resort, airport fees… Others are really surprising, including shampoo fees, minibar, which you didn’t eat anything, to a safe, which you…

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How to gamers earn money?

There are many gamers today! And none of them goes to work! They need to pay rent, use electricity, food and other necessities too! So how can they pay this money? Firstly, you need to know how. There are many online platforms to earn money for streamers, including famous ones like Twitch, Youtube where watchers can donate to the streamers so they earn money. This helps the streamer pay his bills, rent and other things.…

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Financial Crisis in 2008 Visualized

There have been many financial crises in the past. However, the most well-documented one is in 2008. There has been an accepted explanation, but I will try to explain it in simple terms and words. So, it all started when someone buys a house. Often, they borrow money from the bank, to own the house. This is called a “mortgage”. The money is paid to whoever owns your mortgage. If you stop paying, it is…

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Phonics writing lesson 7: Happy birthday

Phonics writing: writing English words helps your kids to remember words better. Starting with simple words is a good way to develop a strong basis for studying more complicated words in the future. Click the top right corner to download and print the lesson out for your kids! To print out phonics writing lesson 6 for your kids, click here!

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Is doing surveys profitable?

There are many online survey sites. They claim to make you free cash when working at home, or in your free time. Let us review these claims of making good money. First off, you need to actually complete some surveys. The “reward” depends on the criteria of the survey (how long, how hard, how specific the targeted demographic is,…). While this may sound interesting, they have a process called “screening” which determines if you are…

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What is wrong with my ping?

Ping, the most important mechanics of the internet, counts how long a packet from your computer reaches the server and sends a response back to you. This may seem trivial but given these situations, how can you not care? Ping is a basic program that allows a user to verify that a particular existing IP address and accept requests from a server.  An IP address is a unique address that allows the server to identify…

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The problem with quick money making websites: money making scams?

There are many ads for quick money making ways like:”Billionaire shares a secret method of making money. ” This title makes people seem to like it’s a magical method, which is really secret because there aren’t that many billionaires in the world right? This makes people click, follow, and even purchase the item locked behind a paywall with a flashy button called “Unlock the secret to financial freedom NOW!” Often, there will be a promotional video…

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Phonics writing lesson 6: short i sound

Short i sound: writing English words helps your kids to remember words better. Starting with simple words is a good way to develop a strong basis for studying more complicated words in the future. Click the top right corner to download and print the lesson out for your kids! To download and print lesson 5 out for your kids, click here! If this is helpful, please register to get the next lesson via email!

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How clickbait has ruined Youtube

Youtube has expanded in recent years. With it, the boom of videos uploaded. This gives way to clickbait. SEO is not a new thing. It can be used to make your content discoverable, give you views, ultimately, you can monetize it and get money. But how do you get views exactly? By making people click. This brings us to the important part. The TITLE. This means everything, from clicks to retention to the overall rating.…

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