Santiago and Mendoza

After spending three weeks volunteering on a farm, I decided to head back to Santiago in time for their Independence Day festivities. September 18th is the National Independence day but the celebrations can last over a week including a grand parade on September 19th. Chileans have big bbqs with friends…

Whereabouts

Sept. 12, 2016, 2:37 p.m. Earlier last month, I was talking to one of my good friends who had recently been on a trip to South America. He loved his experience volunteering on a farm in Chile through WWOOF (Worldwide opportunities on Organic farm), and highly recommended it…

Robinhood's disruption in online stock trading

One in four U.S. adults with access to the Internet are trading online, and this penetration is accelerating, especially for millennials [1]. While online brokerage firms such as Scottrade, Interactive Brokers and OptionsHouse ¬†enable online trading, they come with strings attached: high commission, account minimums, clumsy user interface and…