By: Nistha Lohani

Image for post
Image for post
Illustration by Betsy Kuruvilla

Two days ago, I was walking out of my apartment in New York City to go to the grocery store and buy ingredients for dinner. I grabbed my purse and thought to myself, “am I forgetting anything?” I double checked for my keys, wallet, phone, and even my chapstick and proceeded to walk out of my apartment, forgetting one simple yet crucial part of my everyday life: my face mask.

Eight months into the global pandemic, face masks have become the “new normal” in our society. Researchers have released extensive reports on the public health benefits of mask wearing: the piece of cloth can prevent the spread of Covid-19 by blocking the spread of respiratory droplets through coughs, sneezes, or even regular speech and lowering transmission rates. They stress that the more people wearing masks, the better it is for society, but for the naysayers who are still unconvinced by this public health argument, maybe a new economic discussion will be more compelling. …

By: Ariana Alvarez

Image for post
Image for post
Illustration by Betsy Susan

I am very far from being an expert in investing, on the contrary, I’m quite a newbie. However, while watching the first (catastrophic) US Presidential Debate, the one thing that went around my mind was, “Oh my, where is my money going?”

Many people underestimate the importance of elections. …

Robo-advisors are on the rise. Here’s how they match up against the needs of women.

Image for post
Image for post
Image source

Self-driving cars, non-human waiters, and robo bomb squads — just a few of the things illustrating the rise of a revolution characterized by automation. It follows that personal finance and investment would soon fall susceptible to the rise of the robot. Despite being virtually nonexistent six years ago, data gathered by InsideBitcoins suggests that the robo-advisor market in the United States will reach over $1 trillion (USD) this year. And by 2023? A staggering $1.5 trillion.

So what exactly is this latest robotic phenomenon?

Robo-advisors are automated digital platforms which offer algorithm-based investment services with little to no human instruction.


Alinea Invest

A lineā — the experiential trading platform where you invest with intention. Visit us at

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store