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U.S. Retail Spending Continues to Rise in May

Even though we couldn't be further removed from the holiday season, it seems Americans are ready to shop. As CNN Money reports, retail sales rose 0.8% in May. Not only did that figure best many estimates but also marked the largest gain in six months. Furthermore spending was up an...

Big Bank-Backed Zelle Expected to Lead P2P Pack This Year

It looks like Venmo's reign in the peer to peer payments space is coming to an end. That's because Zelle — the result of a partnership between 30 U.S. banks — is poised to overtake Venmo this year and dominate in the years ahead. This prediction comes from eMarketer who also...

Money at 30: The Autopay Dilemma 2

Overall I'd have to say that autopay options are a positive financial tool in today's world. That said they shouldn't be used as an excuse to get lazy about your money. Just remember that you'll still want to pay attention to each of your payments for both budgeting and verification...

Crypto Market Hit By Another Hack

As we've hit on before, one of the problems that has emerged with cryptocurrency is that, while some investors see Bitcoin as a "get rich quick" opportunity, the road is proving much more difficult this year than last.

Facebook Aims to Equip 1 Million Business Owners with Digital Skills

While some may be skeptical of a company essentially training people in how to spend money on their platform, it would appear that Facebook's current and upcoming efforts do go beyond that self-serving arrangement. With online and digital skills becoming increasingly essential for both small businesses owners and their employees,...

Houses Moving Off the Market at Fastest Pace Since Recession

If you've been considering selling your home, now may be a pretty good time to do so. According to new data from Trulia list-to-sales times have fallen to their lowest level since the recession first hit. Moreover the average number of days that homes sit on the market is now...

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — May 2018 4

This month brings us a look at some fun yet frugal activities and hobbies as well as some easy-to-start side hustles. Additionally several authors got back to basics, sharing some essential financial tips everyone should know.

Mentoring Found to Increase Small Business Survival Odds

Whether it's a one-time meeting or long-term mentorship, having the opportunity to ask questions and get encouragement can mean a lot to a budding entrepreneur. Now a new study finds that having a mentor can also help increase a small business's survival odds.