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2019 Robinhood App Review 5

Robinhood has proven to be an extremely easy way to start buying stocks without having to pay commissions or fees. Furthermore, as I do start to learn the ropes and am ready to take my portfolio to the next level, it's nice to know that Robinhood continues to increase their...

Square Introduces Debit Card for Small Business Customers

Square may have built its main brand on offering payment solutions to small business owners but its latest product actually takes a page from one of the company's other ventures. This week the brand unveiled the Square Card — a free Mastercard debit card product for small business owners. While...

FinTech Firms Look to Hire Compliance Officers

Financial technologies companies have always operated in a tough spot. Not only do they often occupy a space where regulatory guidelines are blurry at best but they also need to explain their innovations to agencies that might not fully comprehend these new ways of doing things. That's why it should...

Morgan Stanley Advises Investors to "Embrace" Potential Recession

The last week of 2018 was a wild one on Wall Street. Following the worst Christmas Eve on record — which saw indexes fall to their lowest point of the year — Boxing Day brought a rally that resulted in the largest single-day point gain in the history of the...

Money at 30: CES, Tech Temptation, and Lifestyle Creep

Yesterday I returned home from a week-long stay in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main purpose of my visit wasn't gambling or any particular Cirque du Soleil performance (although I did manage to see one while in town) but to attend this year's Consumer Electronics Show. This being my first time,...

Americans Lost $1.7 Billion in Bitcoin Investments Last Year

Americans lost a total of $1.7 billion in 2018 by investing in Bitcoin. Moreover another $5 billion in unrealized losses is also estimated. While the losses themselves may be expected, something most investors don't realize is that they can deduct these losses on their taxes.

Ongoing Shut Down Affects $200 Million in SBA Loans Per Day

It's official: the current federal government shutdown now ranks as the longest in history, topping the previous record of 21 days (which occurred during the Clinton administration). So far the shutdown has resulted in furloughs for many "non-essential" federal employees and work without pay for others. As we previously reported, among...

Survey Finds 37% of Americans Overspent This Holiday Season

In 2018 Americans spent more than $850 billion during the holiday shopping season. That spending level not only rose 5.1% from 2017 but also made it the highest total in six years. Now, according to a new survey by the personal finance site WalletHub, more than one-third of shoppers say they...