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Visa Expands Fast Track Program for FinTechs to the U.S.

When it comes to FinTech startups, speed is everything. That's why so many firms are focused on hitting the ground running, gaining as many users as possible and catching the attention of VCs to help boost them to the next level. With that in mind, after launching in Europe, Africa,  Asia Pacific,...

Small Business Commercial Insurance Satisfaction Reaches New High

Anyone who's ever owned a small business can tell you about the importance of having insurance. At the same time purchasing policies and dealing with insurance companies has never traditionally been any entrepreneurs favorite pastime. Despite that a new study by J.D. Power finds that more business owners are satisfied...

Why Focus Groups Can Be a Great Way to Make Extra Cash

You may have heard that taking online surveys can be a legitimate way to make a few dollars. Although that's true, the payout you get from many of these surveys is pretty minuscule. However, in some cases, these surveys can lead to something larger and more lucrative: focus groups. Unlike...

IRS Reportedly Cracking Down on Unreported Crypto Income

Following the big Bitcoin boom of 2017, April 2018 saw several reminders that cryptocurrency gains needed to be reported on tax filings. Of course by that time the price of Bitcoin was about half of what it was just a few months before. Nevertheless it seems that the IRS is...

Renters Insurance: How Pennies a Day Can Save You Thousands 4

Do you have renters insurance? Have you ever even heard of it? If not, you’re certainly not alone as surveys have found that less than 40% of those who rent carry a renters insurance policy. When you consider the fact that 95% of home owners have homeowners insurance, it’s clear...

Q2 2019 Sets Record for $100 Million+ FinTech Fundings

Over the past few months, it seems as though several FinTechs have managed to close impressive funding rounds. From FinFit's $7 million Series B last month to Affirm's whopping $300 million Series F back in April, observers could probably guess that's it's been a fairly good month for these startups....

Mortgage Refinances Soar as Interest Rates Fall

Homeowners looking to decrease their monthly mortgage payments by refinancing at a lower interest rate may be in luck. However it seems the secret is already out. As CNN Business reports the number of homeowners refinancing their mortgages has boomed as the average mortgage rate reaches multi-year lows. According to...

Money at 30: Mezu and MezuCard Review 1

What did we do before apps like Venmo and Square Cash? Given how easy these peer to peer (P2P) payment apps have made sending money between friends, it's really no wonder why they've become so popular. That said there is one minor flaw in these apps: you typically need to...