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Crypto 101 Hosted by SoFi

Last night, we hosted 250 members and guests at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco to get the inside scoop on what the heck crypto is, why people should pay attention to it, and if people should consider investing. Three industry insiders, Arianna Simpson, Jill Carlson, and Casey Caruso, helped us break down the basics in a conversation moderated by our very own Product Lead, Albert Cheng. You can catch the live stream here , or hear more about what our panelists had to say about this cryptic space by reading more below.

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Innovation in Saving for College, SoFi at Work Adds 529 Contributions

Our vision for SoFi at Work—our suite of tools, products, and resources for employees made available via their workplace benefits or wellbeing programs—is to help build financial wellness across a company’s entire workforce and for every stage of life.

We have made significant strides in this mission through special programs for employer contributions to help pay down student loans as well as special rates on student loan refinancing. The latest innovation to the SoFi at Work program adds 529 college savings plan contributions.

Our employer partners have asked for this and we’re excited to make this new capability generally available. It comes through the acquisition of LEAF College Savings, the leader in college savings employee benefits. LEAF’s advanced payroll and HR integration technology make recurring employee contributions to 529 college savings plans simple.

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Mad About Grad: Private Graduate School Loans for the Modern Student

One of the biggest investments a student can make is pursuing a graduate degree. Today, more than ever before, more people are taking on a larger amount of debt for master’s programs. We at SoFi believe you should be able to focus on your degree, not your debt. With our newly launched SoFi Private Student Loans for graduate school, we want to help you get low-rate loans that you can pay back on your own terms.

Just like our undergraduate student loans, launched earlier this year, our graduate school loans have no fees, competitive rates, flexible repayment options (deferred, interest-only, partial, and immediate), and a mobile-first experience. In addition to this, those pursuing their MBA or law degree will have access to specialty graduate pricing.

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Join Us For “Goal Getters” with TV’s Ryan Serhant and Rosalyn Gold-Onwude

Believe it or not, this month marks the halfway point of 2019. Have you achieved the goals you’ve set out to tackle this year? Or have you long forgotten your New Year’s resolutions? Whatever the case, we know it can be easy to fall off the wagon and not hold yourself accountable to your yearly goals.

At SoFi, we want to be your accountability partner and help you set, and actually achieve, your goals, especially when it comes to your career goals. We know that getting your career right opens up the possibility to earn more and put that money toward your financial goals.

That’s why we’re hosting “Goal Getters,” a special event in New York City on Wednesday, June 26th with special guests Ryan Serhant of Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing New York and NBA on TNT’s Rosalyn Gold-Onwude. They are two successful goal-getters in their own right and will share their secrets to success, as well as how they’ve overcome obstacles along the way.

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May Monthly Market Commentary

Tariffs, IPOs…and Salty Chips

May. Springtime. Three-day weekends. It’s usually a time to celebrate Star Wars, not initiate trade wars, but that’s not how it went down this year. That, plus some chip drama and some new murmurs about Bitcoin made for a spicier-than-usual month in the markets. On top of that, the IPOs kept popping. Yep, 2019 has been ripe so far for some delicious market news.

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