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Money at 30: Goodbudget Review — Digitizing the Envelopes Method

Last week, I shared how my brother-in-law and his wife seemed to be ahead of me on some trends, leading us to book an Airbnb for our family visit this Thanksgiving. Considering that he's younger and hipper than me, that made a lot of sense. However, seeing as I've been...

Percentage of Small Businesses Looking to Expand Rises

All this year, we've talked repeatedly about small business optimism and the historic highs that positive sentiment among entrepreneurs has reached. Now yet another study has found that small business owners are feeling cheery about their prospects, with more businesses looking to expand in the year ahead. Additionally, according to...

Small Businesses Are Disproportionately Affected By Data Breach and Cybercrime: What You Can Do About It

It’s a wonder that small business owners often overlook cybercrime when considering threats to their business. Today, cybercrime is more prevalent than ever, with headlines showing instances of data breaches and business hacks year round. Yet, contrary to popular belief, a majority of cybercrime and data breach victims are, in...

President Trump Reportedly "Pleased" with Powell's Recent Rate Speech

Even before taking office, President Donald Trump had broken from tradition set by past presidents and taken aim at the Federal Reserve. More specifically Trump has repeatedly voiced his disdain for the Fed's recent rate increases, even suggesting that the agency was "going loco." However, following a speech by Fed Chairman...

Study Looks at Media Sentiment and Coverage of Cryptocurrencies

For the majority of the mainstream, the rise of Bitcoin seemingly came out of nowhere. While coverage of cryptocurrencies did slowly gain steam throughout 2106 and 2017, the rising price of Bitcoin — culminating in a near $20,000 per coin high in December — brought a flurry of articles to...

Global Accelerated Ventures Announces FinTech Startup Challenge

Next February,  Global Accelerated Ventures (GAV) will award more than $100,000 to innovative startups as part of their inaugural FinTech Challenge competition, sponsored by FIS. Set to take place February 6th and 7th at the Florida Theater in Jacksonville, this elimination-style event invites companies exploring blockchain, banking, payments, and other spaces to participate. In addition...

Tools for Taking Your Small Business to the Next Level in 2019

Can 2019 be the year that your small business breaks out? It's certainly possible. If you have your eyes set on bigger things, these tools to help with your finances, marketing, and management can certainly come in handy and enable you to reach your business goals.

Realtor.com Expects Tough 2019 for First-Time Homebuyers 2

As 2019 approaches, it seems that the new year will bring tougher times for both homebuyers and sellers. That prognostication comes from Realtor.com, which just released its 2019 Housing Forecast. With mortgage rates and home prices expected to continue rising, those looking to buy or sell a home in the...