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Equifax Fined Up to $700 Million Due to Data Breach

Nearly two years after Equifax announced that a data breach had exposed the information of approximately 147 million customers, the credit bureau has reached a settlement deal. This morning the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Equifax had agreed to pay at least $575 million and as much as $700...

6 Costs to Consider Before Deciding to Get a Pet

Are you considering becoming a pet owner? There are many benefits to being a "pet parent," not the least of which is the strong bond you form with your animal. Unfortunately taking care of a pet can also come with some major costs you'll need to plan for ahead of...

American Express Announces New Blue Business Cash Card

Over the past decade, credit card company American Express has worked to align themselves with small business owners. This includes founding the increasingly popular retail holiday Small Business Saturday, observed the weekend after Thanksgiving each year. Continuing that mission, this week the company announced the launch of a new small...

Mobile Bank Varo Money Refiles for FDIC Insurance

For years one of the big questions surrounding FinTech is whether startups could one day become their own independent banks. Although a few companies have attempted to obtain charters of their own, they've had varying levels of success — none of which have been overwhelmingly positive. However, as Crowdfund Insider...

U.S. Houses Passes Two Small Business Cybersecurity Bills

In recent years small businesses have proven a popular target for cybercriminals and hackers. Not only do many small businesses lack the technical resources larger operations have to protect themselves but a staggering number of owners also mistakenly believe they are too small for hackers to concern themselves with. Now,...

Money at 30: Building Credit By Including Your Rent Payment History

As you may have heard, recently 2020 Presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris has been talking about potential changes to the way credit scores are calculated. Citing statistics that show 26 million Americans are "credit invisible" while another 19 million have credit files too thin to score, Harris is proposing an...

Bitcoin Falls Back Below $10,000 as Cryptocurrencies Under Fire

It seems that, when it comes to Bitcoin, Facebook giveth and Facebook taketh away. Just a few weeks after the announcement of Libra helped push Bitcoin over the $10,000 mark and as high as $14,000, the leading cryptocurrency is currently slumping and has fallen back down below that five-figure floor.