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​​​Kids are like sponges when it comes to new concepts, making this the perfect time to teach financial literacy. Research shows that the younger you teach children about money, the more independent and responsible they will be as adults. This is why Treasure exists. Treasure, a mobile money management app has been built to teach kids the value of money, fun ways to earn and save their allowance and money received through gifts.

“Financial literacy is a key life skill, but schools don’t teach finance-related courses properly until middle school or high school, and I think that is not only crazy but also way too late to form good habits,” said Matt O’Leary, CEO of Treasure. “Kids need money skills as soon as they can count. My own kids would ask for things in the store without realizing the cost or need to take money to school as early as kindergarten, and that’s when I realized that kids need money skills as soon as they can count.” 

Treasure is a fun-first education tool that teaches positive financial habits around saving and spending, but unlike other tools, Treasure uses real money with real spending and saving options using the bank of Mom and Dad through allowance and task-driven incentives. 

“We all know someone who got in trouble when they got their first credit card. This is because a credit card isn’t money. It’s just an abstract concept,” says O’Leary. “Our research has shown that the reason it is important to start teaching kids about money as early as possible is based on the fact that many financial decisions are based on abstract logic

I ate some odd meals last week: a turkey wrap for breakfast one day, cheddar cheese and chocolate cake for dinner the next. On a few occasions, I didn’t exactly know what the heck I was eating. But it was for a good cause. Not only was I saving the planet by reducing food waste—a cause I care about a little—I was eating cheap, a cause I care about a lot.

I was using Too Good to Go, an app-based service just launched in New York City that lets you buy leftover prepared food from grocery stores, restaurants and bakeries that would otherwise hit the trash at the end of the day.

The app lists the day’s options, which can be filtered by location, cuisine and pickup time. Customers reserve, pay in advance and then retrieve their order from the provider. Most options cost $3.99 or $4.99—a third of the menu price. Too Good to Go takes a $1.39 cut.

My favorite feature: You don’t know what you’re getting until you pick up your order. It’s a surprise!

Too Good to Go, which launched in Denmark, says it is already dishing 100,000 meals a day in 14 European countries. Its Sept. 29 New York launch was its first foray into the U.S.

About 90% of the Duck Inn’s current revenue comes from customers enjoying socially distant table service in their outdoor seating area. Especially in places like Chicago where temperatures drop below freezing, it’s one of many restaurants grappling with how to prepare for and survive winter. Photo: Nicolas Silva for The Wall Street Journal

“New York City is ready for it. We New Yorkers are pioneers—we love to be the first ones to do anything,” said Gaeleen Quinn, the company’s East Coast director.

I told Ms. Quinn that I

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a man riding a skateboard up the side of a building: FILE PHOTO: Instacart employee Eric Cohn works amid the coronavirus outbreak


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OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – Delivery startup Instacart on Thursday said it raised $200 million in its latest round, valuing the company at $17.7 billion as it cashes in on a surge in online shopping due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In June, Instacart raised $225 million, and the company was valued at $13.8 billion in that round. This latest round is led by existing investors Valiant Peregrine Fund and D1 Capital.

The grocery delivery company, which has been branching out to deliver non-grocery goods as well, has signed up big names like Walmart Inc, beauty product retailer Sephora and convenience store 7-Eleven in the United States since its last round of financing.

Instacart’s order volumes have surged as much as 500% year on year during the pandemic in North America as consumers, hesitant to travel to supermarkets amid the health crisis, take to their phones to get groceries, alcohol and prescriptions drugs delivered to their doorsteps.

To help meet the demand Instacart said it has boosted the number of workers that shop for customers to more than 500,000 from 200,000 at the start of the pandemic.

Instacart said in June that an initial public offering is still on the horizon. It declined to comment on that this time.

The new funds will be used to develop new features on the app, better support retailers’ e-commerce needs and invest in Instacart Ads, it said.

(Reporting By Jane Lanhee Lee; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)

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In these troubled economic times, it’s more important than ever to reign in control over your money. But personal finance doesn’t come naturally to everyone. Fortunately, technology can help. If you’re struggling to keep your finances under control, it’s time to check out Toshl Finance.

Toshl is a simple, intuitive app that acts as a personal financial assistant. Whether you want to limit your spending, create a long-term budget, or just see how much money you actually have, Toshl has you covered. With Toshl, you can note all of your expenses, incomes, and financial plans with detailed budgets so you know how every penny is allocated. It integrates automatically with more than 13,000 banks and financial services around the world, allowing you to input bank or credit card data automatically or manually in real-time. It even supports data entry for cash expenses in any currency, including cryptocurrencies.




You can input automatically from your accounts, import from files, or enter numbers manually from an unlimited number of financial accounts. Each time you input a value, you can categorize it so you know just where it’s going. As you input values, Toshl provides useful graphs of how you use your money each month and allows you to budget for all expenses by using categories, tags, or accounts. Got recurring expenses? Set them up to hit your Toshl account automatically or set up reminders to make sure you remember to pay the bills on time.


With so many features, it’s no surprise Toshl has earned 4.5/5 stars on the Google Play Store and 4.7/5 stars on the App Store. Right now, you can get a 3-year subscription to a Toshl Finance Pro Plan for half off at just $29.99. Alternatively, you can unlock

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Johannesburg – Indwe Risk Services has announced the launch of BluPixl, an all-in-one car and home insurance app that lets consumers choose and manage insurance cover according to their needs.

The app is powered by one of South Africa’s largest independent insurance brokers, Indwe and integrates insurance expertise and smart tech.

“When it comes to choosing insurance, it is often both a daunting and dull experience”, said Peter Olyott, Indwe CEO. “In launching BluPixl, we want to bring convenience, choice and customisation to the fingertips of South Africans. Not only does the platform enable consumers to shop and experience insurance the same way they do with everyday goods and services, but it also serves to assist them in making informed choices.”

BluPixl users can request quotes and get advice on managing policies and submitting a claim.

Users can also instantly start shopping for insurance solutions on their smartphones after downloading the BluPixl app. Once a user has signed up and entered their preferences, the app will begin to fetch and consolidate insurance quotes from South Africa’s top insurers.

The policy comparison functionality and user-friendly design make it easy to view insurance products side-by-side and compare premiums in detail.

The app enables users to customise their insurance cover by choosing one insurer to insure their assets under separate policies. Users also have the option of easily adding to, or removing assets from, a policy.

When it comes time to claim, the in-app claim functionality ensures an efficient and seamless claims process.

The BluPixl app is available for download for IOS and for Android.

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