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Google Pay Unveils Overhaul, Opens Waitlist for Banking Account

Users of Google Pay for Android or iOS may have noticed some major changes to the app this week. A new update turns the focus to personal finance as well as peer to peer payments, while also teasing future endeavors. First, users can now link bank accounts and credit cards...

Three-Quarters of Americans Plan to Shop Local This Holiday Season

Good news for small businesses: consumers are ready to shop small this season. A new survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Mastercard found that 77% of Americans intend on shopping at local retailers for their holiday gifts. What’s more, 75% report that they’re being more conscious about where...

Money at 30: My Top Holiday Shopping Tips For 2020 1

Even though we're still in mid-November, I think we can all agree on fast-forwarding to the holiday season this year. Of course, 2020's festivities are bound to look a bit different in many ways. Nevertheless, shopping will surely still play a big role in the next several weeks. With that...

U.S. Credit Card Balances Reach Lowest Total Since 2017

If the credit card balances you carry have decreased in recent months, you're not alone! According to data from TransUnion, credit card balances fell to a total of $723 billion during the third quarter of the year. That's not only down $15 billion from the prior quarter but is also...

Small Business Saturday 2020: Tips For Celebrating the Pandemic-Era Event 3

With November already well underway, Small Business Saturday is now just around the corner. Of course, the 2020 edition — which will be celebrated on November 28th — will be unlike any other in the shopping holiday’s now decade-long history. Nevertheless, there are still plenty of ways for small businesses...

Klarna Introduces Price-Tracking Widget for iOS

Recently, the Swedish FinTech Klarna has made a name for itself stateside, offering shoppers the ability to purchase items with a simple four-payment plan. Now, the company has introduced a new price-tracking widget for iPhone users. According to the app, this widget will rotate through recently-viewed and saved items and...

BitPay Launches BitPay Send Feature for Businesses

It's no secret that the typical employment model has been upended in recent years. Not only has the gig economy continued to grow but, due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work is at a new high. With that in mind, BitPay recently launched a new tool called BitPay...

American Express Platinum Card Introduces Increased Bonus with Limited-Time 10x Multipliers 3

When it comes to top-tier credit card offers, American Express has just thrown down the gauntlet. As of today, the extremely popular (and very premium) American Express Platinum card is offering a new welcome bonus that not only ups the number of points that new cardholders can earn but also...