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Money at 30: My Big Budgeting Confession

Being a personal finance writer/nerd, I often end up talking about a number of the finance fundamentals, such as budgeting. In the past I’ve reviewed tools like Mint, talked about the old-school envelopes method, and many other topics that revolve around the idea of building a budget and sticking to...

GOBankingRates Ranks Top U.S. Cities Where Entrepreneurs Thrive

When most people hear the term “startup” it’s common for areas like Silicon Valley to come to mind. That’s why some may be surprised to learn that, when it comes to starting a small business, the U.S. map is filled with cities where entrepreneurs are thriving. Now GOBankingRates (GBR) has...

Acorns App Makes it Easy to Save and Invest 26

We’ve all probably heard it said that the key to building wealth is investing. Unfortunately, especially among those of a younger generation, getting started with investing can seem intimidating, preventing many from even trying. Enter Acorns — a mobile app that looks to make investing not only easy but also...

Bankrate Study Finds Credit Card Debt Rising, Emergency Funds Falling

We’ve often heard frightening statistics about how few adults could cover an unexpected expense of only a few hundred dollars. Additionally the amount of credit card debt Americans hold has topped $1 trillion in recent years. Now a new survey by Bankrate has some more bad news: the percentage of...

Creating The Essential Social Media Toolbox for 2019

In today’s culture, the term “social media” is met either with groans or delight depending on the audience. Despite the seemingly increasing backlash against platforms like Twitter and Facebook, these outlets still serve as great tools for reaching and engaging an audience. Furthermore there’s no doubt that social sites and...

Why More Small Businesses Are Embracing Remote Work

Wake up, make a pot of coffee, and start your long commute to the couch, kitchen table, or home office. This is what a lot of work days look like for people, whether they’re self-employed and home every day or part of the 70 percent who work remotely one or...

Chase Announces JPM Coin Digital Token

One of the goals of cryptocurrencies is to achieve decentralization and free consumers from relying on banks. Yet, this week, one of the top banks in the U.S. revealed that it’s backing its own digital currency — JP Morgan Chase has announced the creation of JPM Coin. As CNBC reports,...