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FinFit Announces $7 Million Funding Round

Despite concerns from some regulators that the rise of FinTech has posed a threat to consumers, the truth is that the industry has mostly been a benefit to the financial health of Americans and those around the globe. Among those leveraging financial technologies in this way is FinFit. Now the...

Two-Thirds of Small Businesses Report Being in Good Health

It seems now is still a great time to be a small business owner. In fact, after a dip during the first quarter of the year, the MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index rose more than three points for Q2 2019. Moreover a majority of entrepreneurs surveyed...

5 Tips for Defeating Your Debt ASAP 4

Did you know that Americans collectively hold more than a trillion dollars of credit card debt? As a result, it is expected that cardholders will pay upwards of $122 billion in credit card interest this year. Meanwhile millions of adults are ready to escape from these statistics and work towards...

U.S. Economy Grows 2.1% in Q2 2019

With the United States economy currently enjoying its longest-ever expansion period, it would seem that each quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) report comes with enhanced emphasis. Thus this morning's release showing 2.1% growth for Q2 has been met with mixed reactions and analyses. For example, while the second quarter's 2.1%...

Equifax Settlement Site Begins Accepting Claims

Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that Equifax had agreed to a settlement that would see the credit bureau paying out up to $700 million. This settlement is meant to compensate consumers and states that suffered damages due to the credit bureau's massive data breach that was...

Peer to Peer Real Estate Investing for Accredited and Non-Accredited Investors 3

At some point in your life you've probably heard that real estate is a good investment. The problem is that the average individual is unlikely to have the capital required to purchase multiple properties on their own. But what if you could partner with dozens or hundreds of other investors...

Roboadvisor Betterment Introduces Banking Features

It looks like another FinTech firm is expanding into the world of traditional banking services. In a press release roboadvisor Betterment announced the launch of new savings and checking accounts. First up a waitlist for the Betterment Everyday Checking account is now open. These accounts will carry no overdraft fees...

Money at 30: Emma App Review 3

If you were to snatch my smartphone and scroll through my many pages of applications, you'd probably notice a bit of a trend. Among the various games and standards like YouTube, Instagram, and Timehop, you'd find several personal finance apps ranging from cash back vehicles to budgeting tools. That's why...