In 2014, Wharton and University of Pennsylvania students Roopa Shankar, Alina Wang and Rachel Stewart founded NOMsense Bakery, a Philadelphia-based wholesale bakery specializing in handcrafted cookie sandwiches. While Stewart left the partnership last summer to work on other projects, Shankar and Wang are investing lots of time and energy into their creative cookie concept. This week, NOMsense won the Northeastern Regional Round of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, earning $5,000 for their start-up. KWHS editor Diana Drake recently sat down with co-founder Shankar to find out more about the “NOM” story.

NOMsense Bakery and the Nuances of ‘Dessert Maximalism’

Technology is an important aspect of the changing financial landscape in the U.S., particularly as it applies to the skills, judgment and resources needed to manage money effectively. Do more high-tech solutions help students and others to become smarter about understanding and navigating their finances? In part three of our four-part audio podcast for educators on the intersection of finance and technology, Wharton professor Mauro Guillén and PwC’s Liz Diep talk about technology’s impact on financial capability and the socioeconomic challenges that accompany the increased use of financial technologies.

Can Technology Innovation Improve Financial Capability?

Technology now plays an important role in the financial lives of consumers. Compared with adults over the age of 35, research suggests that millennials are 67% more likely to find new technology exciting and use it as much as they can for banking and other tasks. In this first of a four-part podcast series on technology and personal finance, experts from Wharton and PwC help educators and their students identify the intersection between the two.

Financial Technology: Evolution or Revolution?