Paul Aitken, Founder of borro: A New Way of Lending

Reading about the recent success of online pawn shop PawnGo brings back memories of the first year of my business, borro. The opportunity I founded borro, the UK’s leading online pawn shop, in 2008 and have never looked back! Traditionally, UK pawn shops had a similar set of negative connotations associated with them as they … Read more

From Unemployed Orchestrator To Startup Founder, Part III

This series chronicles the experiences of Walt Ribeiro after he was laid off and started his new company, For Orchestra, while on unemployment (Prior installments: Part I; Part II). So I started working at the music awards company, which was great for me because my music lesson show slowly started to decline in sales and viewership.  As I … Read more

Leslie Jacobs: Layoffs Be Damned — I Survived and YOU Will Too! – Part II

(This series chronicles the experiences of Leslie Jacobs, Founder of “Les Mess.”  You can find Part I of Leslie’s remarkable story here). Five months after being laid off I had my first job interview, I was not thrilled with the idea of having to dress up and drive 45 minutes to get to this job—so … Read more

Can Debt Consolidation Be A Good Option to Resolve Student Debt?

These days your dream of studying in a top-notch business school can never become a reality if you do not borrow a student loan. Nowadays, the cost of studying in business schools has become untouchable for common people. And after the completion of the graduation the burden of student loan debt might seem devastating. Here … Read more

Can Debt Consolidation Be A Good Option to Resolve Student Debt?

These days your dream of studying in a top-notch business school can never become a reality if you do not borrow a student loan. Nowadays, the cost of studying in business schools has become untouchable for common people. And after the completion of the graduation the burden of student loan debt might seem devastating.  Here, … Read more

From Unemployed Orchestrator To Startup Founder, Part II

This series chronicles the experiences of Walt Ribeiro after he was laid off and started his new company, For Orchestra, while on unemployment.  You can read Part I here. I started my online music lesson school after my CD failed miserably. At the time, I still had no income and was not receiving unemployment because I was self-employed … Read more

Financial Bin Staff Returns From Ireland

We officially returned from Ireland yesterday.  Regular market updates will resume starting today along with new Main Street BEAT articles.  We will add another post or two to the Ireland section today or tomorrow.  I hoped you enjoyed our conversations. Thanks for your continued support of FinancialBin.com. Sincerely, Financial Bin Staff

That’s a Bunch of Blarney: Our Conversation with a Local Bartender

Upon arriving in Blarney, my wife and I set forth to find a pub to grab some dinner and a few drinks.  It was there that I was encouraged to try the other major Irish stouts: Murphy’s and Beamish.  Up until that point, it had been strictly Guinness all the way. Still, I started the … Read more