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Which States Have the Most Student Debt?

In recent years much has been made about the amount of educational debt former U.S. students find themselves saddled with after graduation. That's because, second to mortgages, student loans make up the largest portion of American household debt, with outstanding balances totaling $1.41 trillion according to the according to the Federal Reserve Bank...

Square Sees More Profits from Crypto but Tempers Expectations

Just a couple of months ago Square was celebrating their approval to sell Bitcoin in the state of New York. On the heels of that achievement, the company now reports that it saw profits from selling the cryptocurrency double in the second quarter of the year. However, despite Square CEO...

Chase Study Delves into Small Business Life Expectancy 2

Everyone knows that starting a small business is a risky proposition. No matter how good a business idea may be, certain factors both in and out of your control could doom your venture within a matter of months or years. At the same time, small businesses are a vital part of...

Money at 30: Robinhood Review 5

Robinhood has proven to be an extremely easy way to start buying stocks without having to pay commissions or fees. Furthermore, as I do start to learn the ropes and am ready to take my portfolio to the next level, it's nice to know that Robinhood continues to increase their...

Grocery Chain To Stop Accepting Visa Payments Due to Swipe Fees

Each year, retailers in the U.S. spend an estimated $90 billion in so-called "swipe fees." These fees are the result of the costs associated with processing credit and debit card payments. Now some companies are taking aim at these fees through lobbying efforts, technical upgrades, and, in the case of...

Apple Pay Expected to Lead OEM Wallets as Contactless Payments Grow

New data from Juniper Research shows that contactless payments could reach a major milestone even earlier than expected. According to the firm's report, contactless transactions are on track to surpass $1 trillion in 2018 (a year earlier than previously estimated) and are anticipated to exceed $2 trillion by 2020. Additionally...

Gross Domestic Product Increased 4.1% in Q2

The U.S. economy got some good news this morning as the government announced that the country's gross domestic product grew by 4.1% in the second quarter. That represents the strongest quarter since Q3 of 2014 when growth reached 4.9%. Moreover, as CNBC reports, the Commerce Department has revised their first-quarter growth...

New Surveys Show Entrepreneurial Aspirations are High

A pair of newly released surveys show that the entrepreneurial spirit of America is as strong as ever. Not only do a number of individuals report wanting to open a business but the vast majority of those that have taken the leap declare that they're living the American Dream. Moreover...