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Report Suggests Two Groups Responsible for Majority of Crypto Hacks

As the popularity and awareness of cryptocurrencies has increased in recent years, media coverage of hacks and other thefts has also been elevated. This might make it seems as though crypto hackers are common and widespread. However, according to a new report by Chainalysis, as covered by Fortune, the majority of...

Money at 30: Money at 33

This past week I took another step toward aging out of my "Money at 30" moniker. That's right, I'm now 33 years old. I'd call this a "milestone," except I don't really know of anyone who finds 33 to be a particularly notable or interesting age. Nevertheless, as I've done...

FinTechs Self Lender and Steady Announce Partnership 2

In recent years there have been plenty of examples of FinTechs partnering with (or sometimes being purchased by) traditional institutions. Oddly it's somewhat less common to hear about two complimentary startups working with each other. Yet that's exactly what Self Lender and Steady are doing, announcing a new partnership aimed...

Record Number of Small Businesses Bought and Sold in 2018 2

Not only did 2018 prove to be a rather good year to be a small business owner but it also turned out to be a historic year to sell a small business. According to the business resale site BizBuySell, 2018 saw a record number of small businesses changing hands. Moreover...

What is Ebates? Is It Legit? 8

If there’s one website that I’ve seen come across again and again since I’ve taken an interest in personal finance matters, it’s Ebates. As Mint is to budgeting apps, Ebates is to cash back sites, as it seems to be the largest of its kind by far, boasting deals from...

Apple Pay Acceptance Expanding to More Major Retailers

When Apple Pay was first announced in 2014, it was expected to usher in a new age for mobile payments. While it has certainly helped move adoption of the technology forward, it's hard to argue that it reached the heights it aimed for at its launch. However the built-in smartphone payments...

Survey Ranks Money Topics as "Most Taboo"

You've probably heard it said that you shouldn't lend money to friends. But has that advice been interpreted as "don't talk about money with friends" by some Americans? A recent study conducted by the Captial Group and reported on by The Motley Fool found that money-related matters were far more likely...

How the Government Shutdown is Impacting the FinTech Sector

Now in its second month, the current partial federal government shutdown is easily the longest in United States history. This extended shutdown has not only had a direct impact on thousands of federal employees and their families but has also affected various private sector businesses in some unexpected ways. As...