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Looking to improve your personal finances or run your small business more efficiently? We review the best services, apps, and tools for managing your personal finances, as well as tools and services for improving small business productivity and profitability.

Money at 30: "Writing the Damn Book" Review

Overall I found Writing the Damn Book to be informative, intriguing, and motivational. Even as someone who's been through the process of writing a manuscript before, I was still able to learn a lot from Nelson and also gained some new perspective on the process. Naturally I don't exactly agree...

Money at 30: "The Unbanking of America" Book Review

In her new book " The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives" author Lisa Servon looks at everything from the payday loan industry to FinTech while also discussing the changing economics of the middle class.

3 Graphics Tools to Up Your Small Business's Social Media Game 2

Today social media is all about multimedia. These 3 tools make it easy to create engaging images to use in your social media marketing.

Able Lending Puts a New Twist on Peer to Peer and Crowdfunding

Over the past few years one of the up-and-coming FinTech models is what's known as peer to peer (P2P). This term has been used to describe platforms like Lending Club that allow investors to contribute to fulfilling loan requests in return for a share of the interest earned on the...

Lending Club Review 9

While the average American has likely never heard of the term "FinTech" they may at least be familiar with some of the field's applications. Thanks to highly publicized campaigns on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo the idea of raising funds on the internet no longer seems that strange. Still...

App Review: Like the Store Itself, Walmart's App is a One-Stop Shop 8

First off, I don't frequent Walmart very often. This is mainly because the chain is actually pretty sparsely located around Los Angeles. However I've recently found myself interested in their proprietary mobile payment solution cleverly dubbed Walmart Pay, which recently rolled out nationwide. As a result I decided to download the retail...

"Shark Tank: Secrets to Success" Book Review

If you're like many entrepreneurs today you've probably at least considered the idea of trying to get on ABC's Shark Tank. Heading into its eighth season this fall, the show has become a powerhouse that not only gets strong ratings but can also launch products and businesses. From quirky inventions to...