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How a guy who hated working in finance quit and built a startup that powers some of the hottest clubs and restaurants - Business Insider

Joel Montaniel Headshot SevenRooms founder and CEO Joel Montaniel. SevenRooms

The idea for Joel Montaniel's startup stemmed from one simple reason: he really hated his job.

In 2009, Montaniel was working a finance job at Credit Suisse, putting in 120-hour weeks and spending up to three months at a time working until 4 a.m. every night.The brutal pace of his day job made it hard to have a social life, book vacations, or try out new restaurantsand nightclubs.

"The challenge is, the nightclubs and restaurants that I wanted t

5 months ago

4 last-ditch efforts that could stop the Brexit - Yahoo Finance

Just three days after a shocking vote to leave the European Union, millions of Britons are asking for a do-over. But is it possible to stop the process?

Technically, yes. While the chances are slim, there are several ways the UK could reverse course.

1) Members of Parliament vote against it

The referendum vote to leave the EU is not bindingthe decision must be officially ratified by Parliament, following any legal challenges.

This gives theMembers of Parliament, who mostly oppose the Brexit, an opportunity to vote to stay in the EU. However, the people have spoken, and the MPs have a responsibility to represent their interests.

"Opposing the will of the pe

8 months ago

Health Care Costs Outpacing Costs Covered by Insurance - Washington Free Beacon

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BY: Ali MeyerFollow @DJAliMeyer

April 14, 2016 3:23 pm

Average payments by enrollees for deductibles and coinsurance have grown faster than the average payments for copayments from 2004 to 2014, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation study.

From 2004 to 2014, the average payments by enrollees towards deductibles rose 256% from $99 to $353, and the average payments towards coinsurance rose 107%, from $117 to $242, while average payments for copays fell by 26%, from $206 to $152, states the report.

Patient cost-sharing rose substantially faster than payments for care by health plans as insurance coverage became a little less generous, state the study. The average deductible for people with employer-provided health coverage rose from $303 to $1,077 between 2006 and 2015.

According to the study, average payments for deductibles have increased quite rapidly over time. Deductibles are the most visible element of an insurance plan to patients, which may help explain why consumers are showing concern, the study states. Although health insurance coverage continues to pay a large share of the cost of covered benefits, patients in large employer plans are paying a greater share of their medical expenses out-of-pocket.

This report is the latest sign that Obamacare is not affordable, according to the nonprofit group Freedom Partners.

This analysis comes on the heels of another recent Kaiser study showing that the rate at which health care premiums are increasing has quickened under Obamacare, states the group. Higher out of pocket costs paired with these skyrocketing premiums means that Americans are paying more for insurance up front and getting less coverage.

1 year ago

What You Need To Know About Personal Finance

It is of the utmost importance that your personal finances are kept in order. Most people do not know how to properly manage their finances. That's the problem. In the following article, you are going to be given information that is crucial to follow if you want your finances in order.

If some of your debts are in collection, you should know that there is a statute of limitations for collecting on debts. To find out what the statue of limitations for old debt in your state is before paying any money on old debt.

A great way to keep on top of your personal finance, is to set up a direct debit to be taken out of your paycheck each month. This means you'll save without having to

1 year ago

By Making Smart Decision, turn Your Finances Arounds

It is of the utmost importance that your personal finances are kept in order. The problem is that most people do not know how to properly manage their finances. If you want your finances in order, in the following article, you are going to be given information that is crucial to follow.

Buying used can save you a lot of cash. Cars for example, lose up to 20% of their purchase price, just by signing on the dotted line and driving off the lot in it. Let someone else pay for that depreciation by purchasing a car that is a couple of years old. Without the hit to your equity, although you will still have a low mileage warrantied car.

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