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CNBC Reveals 2019 America’s Top States for Business Study

Where should you launch your small business this year? CNBC has a few suggestions. Recently the network released its 2019 America’s Top States for Business study, ranking each of the 50 states (the District of Columbia was excluded) in terms of how attractive they are to businesses. CNBC's study considered...

Money at 30: Aspiration Online-Only Bank Review 5

There was once a time when I thought perhaps I had too many bank accounts. Yet, since then, I've only found more attractive accounts to open. One of the latest additions to my roster is Aspiration, where I opened up an account at the end of last year. As luck...

European FinTech N26 Launches Banking Features in the U.S.

Believe it or not, FinTech isn't just a Silicon Valley or even American phenomenon. In reality the world market is filled with startups looking to improve the financial lives of customers in their home countries and beyond. Now, as TechCrunch reports, one such overseas startup — Europe's N26 — is...

Federal Reserve Chairman Joins Chorus of Libra Critics

Earlier this week, United States Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testified before Congress. While the meeting's big headline was Powell's suggestion that a rate cut was likely later this month —  news that brought market indices to all-time highs — one company that was likely not too happy with everything...

WalletHub Study Ranks States with Most and Least Student Loan Debt

As the 2020 presidential election primary season heats up, one of the most talked-about campaign issues has been student debt. In fact several Democratic candidates have revealed plans to cancel the student debts of millions of Americans. Meanwhile a reported 10.9% of all student loan accounts were at least 90+...

Money at 30: InboxDollars vs. Survey Junkie Review 2

There's an old joke that suggests that, like a certain body part, everyone has an opinion. But did you know that you can make money by offering your opinions on brands, movie trailers, politics, and more? It's true — as the sites InboxDollars and Survey Junkie prove. Both of these...

Utah Unveils FinTech Sandbox Program

Attention FinTechs: the Beehive State is calling. As Deseret News reports, this week the Utah Department of Commerce Tuesday announced the formation of a regulatory sandbox. Under this program, participants will be allowed to test various new financial products and services that would typically require a license. However these overrides...

Survey Finds Majority of Small Businesses Feel Ready for Recession

Thanks to an encouraging jobs report released late last week, it seems fears of an impending recession have been calmed for the time being. Nevertheless there will surely come a day when the United States' record-breaking expansion period comes to an end. Luckily, according to a recent survey, a majority...