The Definition, Types and Importance of Finance

The Definition, Types and Importance of Finance

What is Finance? Finance is defined as the management of money and includes activities like investing, borrowing, lending, budgeting, saving, and forecasting. There are three main types of finance: (1) personal, (2) corporate, and (3) public/government. This guide will unpack the question: what is finance? Finance Examples The easiest way to define finance is by providing examples of the activities it includes. There are many different career paths and jobs that perform a wide range of finance activities. Below is a list of the most common examples: Investing personal money…

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RED MOON (Chapter 1)

Marshall

by Elizabeth Kelly Chapter One Tristan rubbed his forehead and sighed irritably. He had grown weary of the man’s fawning from the moment he had stepped into the building, and with an impatient grunt he held up one hand. “Enough. Show me the slaves.” “Of course.” The old man bowed low and pattered down the long narrow hallway. “Forgive me, my lord. It is not often we have someone of your stature visiting.” They walked out into the courtyard and the man stopped short, staring suspiciously at the large horses…

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4 Ways on How to be More Productive

How to be More Productive

Everyone assumes that being more productive is simply about getting more done in less time. If you are a productive person, you definitely accomplish more in months than many people do in years. But productivity is more of a way of being. You could be doing less and at the same time, be more productive. What do you think of when you think about ‘being more productive in your life’? On your search for being more productive, you are likely to come across a wealth of information on different tools,…

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Parrots collaborate with invisible partners

Parrots

New study shows that peach-fronted conures have a surprisingly advanced talent for collaboration when it comes to finding food. This is important knowledge for biologists working with conservation of wild bird populations. It is well known that certain mammals and birds live in groups and help each other find food, care for the young, hunt or keep watch. Now, in a first, a new study describes that a parrot species — the peach-fronted conure — is capable of a very sophisticated form of collaboration: These birds are somehow able to…

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Mosquitoes engineered to repel dengue virus

Mosquito

An international team of scientists has synthetically engineered mosquitoes that halt the transmission of the dengue virus. Led by biologists at the University of California San Diego, the research team describes details of the achievement in Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the insects that spread dengue in humans, on January 16 in the journal PLOS Pathogens. Researchers in UC San Diego Associate Professor Omar Akbari’s lab worked with colleagues at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in identifying a broad spectrum human antibody for dengue suppression. The development marks the first engineered approach in…

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