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Survey Finds 45% of Americans Took on More Debt During Pandemic

Despite multiple rounds of stimulus and an overall decrease in credit card debt during 2020, many Americans have found themselves taking on more debt since the start of the pandemic. According to a new survey conducted by Inside 1031, 45% of respondents saw their credit card debt rise since March...

Money at 30: Savely App Review

For the past 18 months or so, planning travel has been a bit treacherous and frustrating to say the least. Meanwhile, many haven't even bothered trying to plan a trip for fear that it will likely get canceled (see: my latest booking cancelation). However, with at least some hope on...

Williams-Sonoma and Capital One Introduce Key Rewards Credit Cards

Williams-Sonoma Inc., which includes such popular brands as Pottery Barn, West Elm, and of course Williams Sonoma, has announced a new slate of rewards cards for customers. This line-up includes the Key Rewards Visa, Williams Sonoma Key Rewards Visa, Pottery Barn Key Rewards Visa, and West Elm Key Rewards Visa...

Credit Card Points App MaxRewards Raises $3 Million Seed Round

With enthusiasm for credit cards that offer points, miles, and cashback continuing to grow, a FinTech app that helps consumers keep track of their earnings is now catching the eyes of investors. Recently, MaxRewards announced that it had raised $3 million. The seed round was co-led by Dundee Venture Capital and Calano...

Varo Bank Raises $510 Million in Oversubscribed Funding Round

FinTech's "megaround mania" continues as Varo Bank has just announced an oversubscribed $510 million funding round. The Series E was led by new investor Lone Pine Capital while Declaration Partners, Eldridge, Marshall Wace, Berkshire Partners / Stockbridge, and others also participated. This comes after the bank raised a $241 million Series...

Mastercard to Acquire European Bank Connection API Aiia

Mastercard is back to buying up FinTechs. This week, the company announced plans to acquire to European open banking technology provider Aiia — although terms of the deal were not disclosed. The planned acquisition of Aiia comes less than a year after Mastercard completed its purchase of open banking platform...

Money at 30: Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card Review 3

Ever since my financial awakening and my decision to start using credit cards again, an obvious trend has developed. You see, anytime I get a new card and say to myself (and to my wife), "I think we're all set now," I inevitably find another card that tempts me with...