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Money at 30: My First Airbnb Experience 3

At 32 years old, I may seem young and hip (ha) but there have been a few trends and technologies that have emerged in recent years that I've been a bit behind on. For example my first Uber ride didn't arrive until 2015 while my first ever Airbnb didn't occur...

Small Business Saturday Spending Reported to Be Record $17.8 Billion 2

On November 24th, the 2018 edition of Small Business Saturday took place — and it seems that consumer's across the country came out for the occasion. According to the just-released 2018 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey from American Express and the National Federation of Independent Business, it is estimated that...

Ohio to Begin Accepting Tax Payments in Bitcoin

Business owners in the Buckeye state will soon be able to pay for various taxes using Bitcoin. As the Wall Street Journal reports, later this week OhioCrypto.com will enable businesses to register and pay taxes using BTC. Sometime down the road, a similar option will also be available to individual taxpayers. This news,...

Small Business Saturday Plans Expansions for 2018 Event

With Black Friday now officially underway (following a preamble of early sales and Turkey Day shopping), another retail holiday is just ahead: Small Business Saturday. Founded in 2010 by American Express, the annual event that encourages consumers to visit their local shops and restaurants has grown tremendously, with 2017's totals coming...

Morgan Stanley Analyst Declares the Bear Market Has Begun 2

Anyone keeping an eye on the stock market over the past week or two is surely seeing red — literally. Following a series of selloffs, the markets have given back all of their 2018 gains so far. Additionally the Nasdaq has been struggling as big tech stocks like Apple, Amazon,...

Money at 30: Privacy.com Review — How it Could Help Keep Your Money Safe 3

First the bad news: considering all the major data breaches that have hit retailers, websites, and freaking credit bureaus alike, there's a very strong chance your personal info has been compromised at some point. Luckily, in addition to steps you can take such as freezing your credit reports to prevent...

Walmart Exec Gives Update on Retailer's FinTech Efforts

Of all the retailers you might expect to be pushing forward the adoption of digital wallets and other FinTech products, Walmart is probably not be first on your list. And yet the mega-chain has been doing just that via their Walmart Pay option, partnerships with PayPal, and more. That's why...

New Study Highlights Which Stores Have the Best Black Friday Discounts

If the blasts of cold weather and snow in parts of the country weren't a clear indication that the holiday season was well on its way, this week marks the official kickoff of the retail bonanza as so-called Black Friday arrives. Despite several retailers getting an even earlier jump on...