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Cutting the Cord? A Guide To Streaming Services and Saving Money 4

Over the past few years, the term “cutting the cord” has become a well-worn figure of speech referring to those who cancel their cable or satellite subscriptions and opt to replace them with one or more of the various streaming services. Noticing the trend, the slate of these streamers has...

Money at 30: The Increasingly Confusing World of Airline Pricing 3

Once upon a time it seemed that, no matter which airline you flew or how you made your reservation, you could expect about the same level of amenities and service (save the bonuses that come with business class, first class, etc.). However this is quickly changing as the airline industry...

Compound Introduces Ethereum Money Market

Finding it difficult to see returns in the cryptocurrency market these days? One San Fransisco startup is offering a different way to put your crypto investments to works, launching money markets for Ethereum. As MarketWatch reports, Compound's new platform allows coinholders to earn interest by lending out their assets. In a...

U.S. Reaches New Trade Deal with Canada, Mexico

If all goes to plan, the North American Fair Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will be a thing of the past soon enough. In its place, a new agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada has been reached and will be aptly named the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). As Vox reports, this...

Average FICO Score Reaches New High 3

Great news for all Americans: the average credit score is up once again. According to the Fair Isaacs Corporation (better known as FICO), the average as of April 2018 is a 704. While this may only be a slight step up from the milestone 700 reached last year, this does...

Retailers Continue to Fight Against Credit Card Swipe Fees

Last week, news broke that Visa and Mastercard had reached a $6.2 billion settlement regarding interchange fees — more commonly known as "swipe fees." The long-in-the-works suit found merchants accusing the credit card companies of violating anti-trust laws by preventing them from suggesting customers use other forms of payment. Despite the...

Ripple Duels with Ethereum for Second Place Market Cap

Depending on what time you checked crypto prices over the past couple of days, you may have seen a new silver medal winner in terms of market capitalization. That's because Ripple and Ethereum have been trading off the spot with market caps just north of $22 billon. Of course, in either scenario,...