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14% of Americans Report Tapping Retirement Savings During Crisis

During a time when most Americans are adapting to a "new normal," they may also be making adjustments to their finances — including to funds they'd normally set aside for retirement. As part of the CARES Act, workers can now borrow a larger portion of their retirement savings (the lower...

Samsung Launching Debit Card Product with SoFi

Even in our "new normal," the FinTech SoFi continues to make a splash. Not only has the company debuted several new products in recent months but has also revealed a handful of acquisitions and partnership. The latest on that latter list is Samsung. This week, the companies officially unveiled what's...

2020 Mezu and MezuCard Review 4

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...

Survey Finds Two-Thirds of Teens Interested in Entrepreneurship

Could the coronavirus pandemic and the economic hardships that have come with it serve to discourage future business owners? According to a recent survey conducted by Junior Achievement USA and the Brian Hamilton Foundation, maybe not. The latest survey sought to discover what students aged 13 to 17 thought about entrepreneurship....

Money at 30: "Quit Like a Millionaire" Book Review 1

Earlier this year, I decided that one of my goals for 2020 was to do more book reviews. Somehow, this became both easier and harder to attain as quarantine set in. So, with my local library closed, I instead turned to Amazon to see what titles I should add to...

Real Estate Tech Company Spruce Raises $29 Million

One recurring theme in the world of FinTech has been the ability to conduct virtual, digital transactions whereas in-person meetings were once required. While these innovations first replaced simple functions such as sending money directly to a friend or family member, they've grown to include more complex transactions, such as...

What is a 401(k) Loan and is it a Good Idea?

For many employees, their 401(k) plan is their main means of saving for retirement and it may also represent the bulk of their net worth. Given this reality, it's no wonder that some individuals might look at their retirement savings and wish that they could utilize some of those funds...

Sales of Existing Homes Fall to Near 10-Year Low

During these interesting times, are you in the market for a house? If not, you certainly aren't alone. As CNN Business reports (and according to data from the National Association of Realtors), sales of existing homes dropped by 17.8% in April compared to the previous month. Similarly sales were down...