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What Children Should Learn About Personal Finance in School

With the cost of college on the rise, leading to students being in debt nearly as soon as they graduate high school, it's more important than ever for today's youth to know about personal finance before they become adults. MarketWatch recently reported on a study that rated U.S. states on how...

When a Small Credit Hit is For the Greater Good

Let's face it: no one wants to purposely hurt their credit. In fact, most personal finance blogs (ahem) typically give you article after article about how to protect and improve your credit score. However, the truth is that there are times when an action that may ding your credit score...

Looking to Expand? Tips for Growing Your Small Business

As challenging as starting a small business can be, often times growing that business can be even harder. A common mistake that entrepreneurs make is trying to expand their company before they have a perfect, scalable business plan. If you’re considering expanding your small business, here are some tips for...

What Small Businesses Should Know About Cyber Security 11

Cyber attacks have been big news over the past couple years between hacks of websites, retailers, and notable movie studios alike. Still many entrepreneurs might assume that they are running too small of an operation to really be a target of one of these attacks. Unfortunately that's not at all the...

Are Americans Saving Enough? (Hint: No)

From early childhood we are taught the value of a dollar and how to save our money for "a rainy day." Unfortunately many of those lessons go out the window when we grow up and have to worry about things like rent, car payments, and insurance, while still managing to...

Square's IPO — What it Means for FinTech 8

Following IPOs from Lending Club and OnDeck last year, another FinTech company is set to go public in the coming weeks. Square, a payments company famous for their mobile card readers amongst other things, filed for their initial public offering earlier this month. While no date has been announced for...

Lending Club Debuts Line of Credit Option for Small Businesses

Thanks to the rise of FinTech companies and online lenders, small business owners have enjoyed more options than ever when it comes to getting a loan. Now one such lender is offering entrepreneurs yet another option. This past week Lending Club expanded their small business lending offerings to include a business line of...