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Square Launches Successful IPO 1

On November 19, the FinTech payments company Square went public, hitting the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol 'SQ.' Although the stock's opening price of $9 was below the company's initially announced target, it closed the day at $13.07 — up 45%. According to The New York Times' Dealbook...

Lending Club's Approval Process: A Peek Behind the Curtain 4

Perhaps the biggest question people have about online lenders is how they determine who will be a good borrower. Since FinTech companies like Lending Club never actually meet their borrowers face to face, they must rely on their application process, algorithms, and other factors to decide if a borrower should...

Managing Your Small Business Finances in the New Year 1

By definition, being an entrepreneur means taking on a lot of financial risk. That's why it's surprising that not all small business owners are as on top of their finances as they should be. When it comes to running a successful business, keeping your finances in order is of the...

Repairing Your Home Without Breaking the Bank 1

There are many financial benefits to owning a home instead of renting. Unfortunately owning also comes with the responsibility for making repairs and improvements. Between cosmetic upgrades, emergency repairs, and seasonal maintenance, being a homeowner can feel awful expensive at times. In preparation for the winter season, Money.com recently highlighted seven...

Deciding When to Leave Your Day Job to Run a Small Business 1

Starting a small business takes a lot of time, planning, and capital to get off the ground. But perhaps the hardest part of launching a new venture is knowing when it's time to move from your steady paycheck into the unknown. For a number of would-be entrepreneurs the thought of...

Why You Should Consider Monthly Personal Finance Reviews 2

Back in the day, parents would teach their children how to balance their checkbooks and instructed them to do so on a monthly basis. While most of us now only use checkbooks for wedding showers, taxes, and rent, the habit of reviewing your spending once a month is still a good...

Lending Club Celebrates $13 Billion in Loans 1

There's no doubt that the growth Lending Club has seen since launching in 2007 has been impressive. Eight years after launch the FinTech leader has introduced new products, formed great partnerships, and now they celebrate facilitating over $13 billion (with a 'b') in loans. As they've come to do when...

Top Items You Shouldn't Pay Retail For 1

With the holidays drawing near, just about everyone's looking for a good deal. What's strange is that, while people will camp out on Black Friday in order to save some money on a television, many of us end up overpaying for a number of items throughout the year without even...