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5 Times When a Personal Loan is Better than Using Credit Cards 1

For many Americans the process of purchasing an item goes like this: find what you want to buy, put it on your credit card, and pay it off… eventually. As a result credit card debt in the United States is on track to reach $1 trillion by the end of...

4 Online Tools for Branding Your New Small Business

Everyone knows that the branding of a business can make or break it. As a result, in today's world it's important for businesses of all sizes to maintain an online presence that does justice to that branding. This includes being involved in social media, having a good looking website, and having a...

FinTech Companies Featured on "60 Minutes"

We've known for a while now that FinTech was headed for the mainstream but it doesn't get more mainstream than Sunday night on one of the big four television networks. That's exactly where the industry recently found itself as a segment aired on CBS's 60 Minutes featuring Patrick and John Collison of...

Are You Buying Gas the Wrong Way? 2

For decades we've been teased with the prospects of an electric car. And while companies like Tesla have brought us closer to an all-electric future, the vast majority of Americans still rely on good old gasoline to get them from point 'A' to point 'B'. Because of this gas often...

Money at 30: My Financial Awakening and How I Got Here 50

When I was 20 years old I got my first credit card. I distinctly remember standing in front of an expensive messenger bag in the Virgin Megastore (R.I.P.) that I told myself I needed for school. I also recall swearing to my girlfriend at the time that I would just...

Closing Costs: A Look What They Are and What State Has the Highest Fees 2

There's a lot that goes into buying a house — after all, it's likely the largest purchase you'll make in your lifetime. Most people these days know their way around a mortgage calculator, understand that they should have at least 20% of the home's purchase price ready for a down...