The Money Hackers Wins New Award

Excited and honored to announce that The Money Hackers was awarded a Silver Nonfiction Book Award via the Nonfiction Authors Association.  I also greatly appreciate the feedback and review of the book that states: “I loved this book. I’ve been involved in both technology and finance for many years, so I know quite a bit about some, but not all of what Simon talks…

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Talking Fintech Revolution on PayPod

Revolution is at the heart of fintech as its dynamic and disruptive force has changed the entire banking and finance industry. I had the pleasure of talking about all the revolutionary disruptors of the fintech world with Scott Hawskworth, tech entrepreneur and host of PayPod, the weekly payments and fintech podcast. “When it comes to innovation, there is always this strand of innovation that…

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Too Nice To Fail: Can Moral Finance Save Your Bank?

For 25 years in the ballroom of the Hilton Hotel in midtown Manhattan, a sprawling, week-long conference you’ve never heard of shaped your financial life. It was called the Securities Industry Association Technology Conference, (later renamed SIFMA Tech) and it was where the largest technology firms came to pitch the biggest banks on everything from how your 401k got traded to how your bank let you…

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Money 20/20 – Laughing All The Way to the Un-Bank

As we approach 2015, bank accounts, like cellphones or those annoying Facebook quizzes, seem like something we should take for granted as part of the fabric of our life. Yet you may be surprised to learn that more Americans actually own and operate a cellphone (90%) than have a bank account (80%). In fact, there’s a lot about banking today that might surprise you. According to the…

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Don’t Give Up Your Day Job: How To Become A Successful Part-Time Entrepreneur

By day they are accountants, lawyers, technologists, salespeople. At work they’re focused, productive, successful, often rising to senior positions within their profession. Yet these unassuming salary men and women harbor a dark secret, a secret that burns within them, consuming their evenings and weekends, pushing their endurance and sometimes their relationships to the limit. Meet the part-time entrepreneur. For obvious reasons, legitimate part-time entrepreneurs…

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