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Made popular in a song from Cabaret, the saying “money makes the world go round” has become a standard refrain for many. But it might also be said that money goes ‘round the world.

And every time it does, there are countless life stories wrapped up in those transactions. Hearing these stories reminds us that at the end of the day, the payments industry is about enabling people and helping them lead better lives.

Erick Gutierrez is one such person. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Gutierrez made a dramatic life decision at age 21 moving to Ireland to start anew. Shortly thereafter, in 2013, he relocated to Porto, Portugal for a job opportunity as a developer.

By the next year, at the behest of friends back in Brazil, he began working on a side project. Driven by endless questions and inquiries from them about his bold move across continents, Gutierrez set out to build a website full of answers. Called Euro Dicas, the project continued to grow, and in the fall of 2017, he made it his full-tim...

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