Health Insurance Marketplace Premiums Mostly Stay Steady for 2022

In recent months, the main economic story in America has been inflation. Two weeks ago, the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ October Consumer Price Index showed prices increasing by 6.2% over the past 12 months, marking the largest yearly increase since 1990. Yet, despite prices climbing on a number of everyday items, it looks as though health insurance premiums purchased on state and federal marketplaces will remain relatively unchanged from 2021. According...

J.D. Power Reports Small Business Credit Card Satisfaction Surge

As small businesses continue to recover from the pandemic, it seems as though other aspects of their financial lives are normalizing as well. For example, a new survey finds that business owners are happier with their reward credit cards compared to last year. In fact, the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Small Business Credit Card Satisfaction Study — which included participation from more than 3,000 small business credit card customers between...

Money at 30: Nexit App Review

Spoiler alert: Nexit is the road trip app I’ve waited for all my life. Okay, the “all my life” part may be slightly hyperbolic since apps weren’t really a thing in 1986 when I was born — but it’s been a long time. While map apps allow you to look up how far you are from a given business and other services like GasBuddy aim you toward cheap gas stations,...

FinTech TiiCKER Launches Android App

Recent years have brought about a retail investor revolution. Look no further than the advent of commission-free trading apps as well as the “Gamestonk” incident for evidence of this shift. Now, one FinTech app that enables shareholders to claim perks for their ownership is expanding its platform to a new medium. This week, TiiCKER announced the launch of its Android app. Previously, the platform was offered via an iOS app...

Gemini Raises Massives $400 Funding Round

A popular crypto platform has just raised a massive amount of money. Last week, Gemini revealed that it had closed $400 million in funding. The round — which is actually a Series A and marks the first time the company has solicited outside investment — was led by Morgan Creek Digital while 10T, ParaFi, Newflow Partners, Marcy Venture Partners, and the Commonwealth Bank of Australia also participated. Notably, the round values Gemini...

Imprint Raises $38 Million From Kleiner Perkins and Stripe

So far, 2021 has brought plenty of FinTech funding rounds — but one of the latest also happens to be one of the most unique. Earlier this week, the branded payments platform Imprint announced that it had raised $38 million. The Series A was led by Kleiner Perkins but also included participation from fellow FinTech Stripe. To date, Imprint has now raised a total of $53 million. Past investors in...

A Look at the Digital Nomad Lifestyle

A few years back, I remember listening to a podcast as they discussed the topic of digital nomads. In particular, they brought on two women who embarked on a year-long "workation," as they called in, which saw them living and working in a different city each month. I was floored. Somehow it had never occurred to me that such things were possible — even though I had personally moved to...

Priceline and Barclays Announce Priceline VIP Rewards Visa

When it comes to co-branded credit cards, travelers are likely well aware of options available for a specific airline or hotel brands. Yet, more recently, there's also been a growing list of cards that cater to customers of third-party booking platforms. The latest example of this is the Priceline VIP Rewards Visa — which is being issued by Barclays. One of the card's main benefits is that it includes automatic...