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Square Wants to Be a Bank Too

Square's plan to open a banking wing isn't exactly out of left field. While it may mostly be known for its small business point of sale solutions, they've also offered small business loans since 2014 under their Square Capital initiative.

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — August 2017

Just as this time of year is often associated with back to school, August found many bloggers returning to the basics of personal finance including budgeting, credit scores, and retirement savings. Despite these being well-worn subjects at this point, the clever writers on this list managed to bring new insight...

Money at 30: When Pride Gets in the Way of Finance

Having pride is often a good thing. That said, being overly proud could lead to your downfall. When it comes to handling changes in your lifestyle, asking friends and family for help, or perhaps going back to a job you just left, setting your pride aside is often the first...

Small Business Growing Pains and How to Overcome Them

Growing pains are a normal part of running a successful small business. That said, these challenges are something that need to be considered ahead of time in order to resolve them as quickly as possible when they do arise.

Twenty-Year-Olds Aren't Spending Like They Used To

Given the reputation Millennials get in the media and in our collective minds, it may surprise you to discover that young adults apparently have a good grasp on personal finance best practices and aren't the spending machines you'd expect. While the generation is surely saddled with a number of financial...

3 Quick Tips for Promoting Your Small Business with Tie-Ins 2

Solar eclipses may not happen every day, but other promotional opportunities certainly do. Make sure your small business is taking advantage of appropriate tie-ins and using them to score some free publicity. Whether you put your efforts exclusively into social media, choose to reach out to potential news outlets, or...

When Will More FinTechs Go Public?

There still seems to be some hope for FinTech IPOs in the coming years. Afterall that term casts a wide net, including everyone from the market-maligned alternative lenders to consumer services brands like Credit Karma (another rumored IPO candidate). However, with private valuations continuing to prove a hard sell on...

Money at 30: One Year Later

All in all, I've been thrilled with how the first year since my "financial awakening" has gone. From constantly learning more about personal finance and watching my credit score climb to writing another book and starting a YouTube channel, it's been a successful journey so far with no signs of...