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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.

When is DIY a Bad Idea?

Having a DIY attitude is a great thing overall, but there are some exceptions. Before you get too gung-ho about taking on a new project, take the time to consider the upfront costs, the downside risks, and whether the finished product needs to be better than what you may be...

What Small Businesses Can Learn from Big Airlines' Woes

While now may be a bad time to be in the airline industry (or running a carrier's Twitter account), their recent woes can be a teachable moment for entrepreneurs in all fields. The overall lesson boils down to this: customers are key. It used to be said that, when a...

What Square's New Debit Card Could Mean for FinTech

A few weeks after Square CEO Jack Dorsey teased some sort of custom Visa card on Twitter, select Square Cash customers have begun receiving invitations to order their own Square Cash debit card. According to reports the cards are linked to users' Square Cash balance and are accepted where Visa...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — April 2017

Once again I take a look at my top 10 personal finance articles of the month. With tax season out of the way, April brought a fresh batch of posts offering insight into some the basics of personal finance (budgeting, saving, etc.) as well as a few helpful tips for...

Money at 30: Is it Time for a Financial Intervention?

Overspending is an addiction. Unfortunately, no matter how thrifty and frugal one may be, there's always room for relapse. However, there are signs that will inform you that you're headed down the wrong path — the key is just to look for them.

Deal Site Economics Shift Back Toward Small Businesses

While deal sites like Groupon may have proven a steep investment for small businesses in the past, a new flexibility on the part of such sites could potentially make them attractive once again. Additionally entrepreneurs can learn from certain coupon "hacks" that other small business owners have shared.

Trump's First 100 Days: Wins, Losses, and What Could Be Next

In his first 100 days, President Donald Trump has certainly had a tenure unlike any other in recent memory. With previous pledges falling by the wayside and new causes (like Canada) cropping up in the President's plans, it's been as difficult as ever to predict what might happen next. As...