Financial Cents: Posts About Financial News

Horror Films Cost Very Little to Make and They Make a LOT of Money

People love horror movies, and rubber masks are cheap. Producer Jason Blum has turned that formula into a money-printing movie empire.

Posted on: October 18, 2018


We’ve Made the Inc. 500 for a Whopping Third Year in a Row!

When it comes to the Inc. 500, three-peats are rare: Only one in four companies manages to make the prestigious list for three consecutive years. 

Posted on: August 15, 2018


Millennials Love Using Uber, But Seniors are the Ones Driving

According to one survey, over half of Uber drivers are ages 61 and above. Turns out that driving for a rideshare app can be a great way for retirees to earn some extra income—and fill their spare time!

Posted on: August 10, 2018


Rising Bankruptcy Rates Are Threatening America’s Seniors

A new study has found that bankruptcy rates for Americans 65 and older have grown fivefold since 1991—and indicates that a fraying social safety net is to blame.

Posted on: August 08, 2018


If You Work One of These 5 Jobs, the Robots Are Coming for You

Truck drivers, call center workers, and even chefs could all see their jobs replaced by technology. 

Posted on: July 27, 2018


For People with Bad Credit, China’s “Social Credit” Scores Sound Like an Actual Nightmare

Everything from volunteering in your community to running a stop sign—or criticizing the government on social media—affects these "social" scores.

Posted on: May 16, 2018


Money at the Movies: Which Avenger Gives Marvel the Most Bang for Its Buck?

Some financial lessons for Marvel Studios as they move into a new phase following Avengers: Infinity War.

Posted on: April 25, 2018


Money at the Movies: Does Box Office Gold Mean a Best Picture Win?

Over the past decade, the Best Picture Award's relationship to box office success has completely flipped.

Posted on: March 01, 2018


25 Little-Known Presidential Money Facts

Turns out that a number of famous U.S. Presidents weren't so great at managing their personal finances.

Posted on: February 19, 2018


OppLoans Named 6th Best Place to Work in the US by Glassdoor

Glassdoor's 2018 Best Places to Work rankings also named us the second best workplace in Chicago for a small- to mid-size company.

Posted on: December 06, 2017