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Money at 30: Lili Review — A Digital Bank Account for Freelancers

Being a freelancer often means enduring some unique personal finance situations. From irregular income and quarterly taxes to business expenses mingling with personal purchases, managing both sides of your money can be difficult. Thus, the digital banking service Lili has created a platform meant to ease these pain points while...

Instacart Review — Is it Worth it? 3

Saturday mornings used to be simple. With my wife working late on Friday nights, we’d usually get up at a leisurely hour, make some coffee, and maybe go stroll the mall or see a movie. But, on one particular Saturday, I woke thinking, “I need groceries… but I also don’t...

How Are Consumers Utilizing Credit Card Rewards During the Pandemic?

With the United States economy still suffering at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic, many consumers have had to grow more savvy in order to weather the storm. According to a recent survey commissioned by the peer to peer payment service PayPal, it seems that, for some Americans, this may...

Varo Money Granted National Bank Charter, Forming Varo Bank

As several startups have started expanding into banking services, such companies have partnered with existing banks in order to provide FDIC insurance and other benefits to their customers. However, at the same time, some of these businesses have attempted to build their own path by applying for charters — and...

What is Credit Sesame and How Does It Compare to Credit Karma? 3

Credit Sesame is a great place to start for learning about your credit and how to improve it, but is it better than Credit Karma?

Mortgage Company Rocket Announces Initial Public Offering

It looks as though a major FinTech initial public offering is just around the corner. Rocket Companies (referred to as either “formerly known as Quicken Loans” or “the parent company of Quicken Loans” depending on who you ask) will offer 150 million shares of Class A common stock as part...

United States Economy Contracts 32.9% in Q2

As Congress continues to debate potential next steps for financial relief amid the coronavirus pandemic, new figures are showing the economic impacts of the disease. This morning, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported that the United States’ gross domestic product declined by 32.9% during the second quarter of 2020. That...

Tax Holidays Coming to Several States Despite Uncertainty

With August now just days away, the 2020 back-to-schools shopping season is also on its way — and it looks a lot different than it did in 2019. Nevertheless, despite a lack of normalcy across the country, several states are still scheduled to offer tax holidays in the coming weeks....