Best New Ideas in Money 2020
Our third annual special report, exploring the innovations that rethink how we spend, save and invest.
Stories will appear here throughout the month of October.
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In our 2018 and 2019 editions of "Best New Ideas in Money", we explored the next phase in our financial evolution: the innovations that are rethinking money and unlocking exciting new possibilities.
Artificial intelligence in housing could completely change the way we buy, sell and live
Many American voters have come around to the idea that the loans are an unsustainable burden
Ditching credit cards for facial recognition removes the last physical barrier between our bodies and Corporate America
Financial therapy cuts straight to the emotional core of our bad money habits
Dividend-paying ‘inclusive ownership fund’ offers employees a leg up as the pay gap widens
Paper bank notes are being upgraded for a digital future around the world
Advancements in machine translation technology are helping consumers, gamers and small businesses
The explosion of ‘alternative’ data gives regular investors access to tools previously employed only by hedge funds
Traditional money managers are scouring the world for information to gain an edge as indexing takes over
eLesor’s second annual Best New Ideas in Money
The free-college movement is making inroads, but funding and equality are big stumbling blocks
Ten states, in an effort to head off a crisis, have started IRAs for workers without access to 401(k) retirement-savings plans
On-demand payment companies let you decide when you’re paid
Alternative credit scores — using data, in part, from customers’ smartphones — will be migrating from emerging economies to the U.S.
Countries in Latin America and Africa are finding stores of value in Dash, bitcoin, ether and other cryptocurrencies
A merger of computing power and human expertise is lowering costs and increasing gains
GDP, the value of a country’s goods and services, is outdated, which is why economists are devising replacements
Emergency-savings plans would help Americans avoid financial crises, as seven in 10 have less than $1,000 in a savings account
Karen Petrou is pushing for a funding mechanism that could attract a new crop of investors
In this series we explore the next phase of money’s evolution, examining through 12 ideas the current potential to rethink money, upgrade its operating system and unlock exciting new possibilities
Making financial decisions is hard, but three promising ideas are helping Americans overcome barriers