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Square's IPO — What it Means for FinTech 8

Following IPOs from Lending Club and OnDeck last year, another FinTech company is set to go public in the coming weeks. Square, a payments company famous for their mobile card readers amongst other things, filed for their initial public offering earlier this month. While no date has been announced for...

Lending Club Debuts Line of Credit Option for Small Businesses

Thanks to the rise of FinTech companies and online lenders, small business owners have enjoyed more options than ever when it comes to getting a loan. Now one such lender is offering entrepreneurs yet another option. This past week Lending Club expanded their small business lending offerings to include a business line of...

Credit Scores vs Credit Reports 13

Everyone knows that one of the keys of (or, at least, the goals of) personal finance is to have a good credit score and a positive credit report. However, a recent article on Wisebread points out that not all credit customers may fully understand the difference between the two. As...

One Major (But Simple) Money Saving Grocery Shopping Tip 1

Most people know that a good way to curb their spending is to limit the number of times they go out to eat. Cooking at home, while certainly more time-consuming, is often far cheaper than paying to have food prepared for you. However grocery shopping can also get expensive when...

Small Business Loans: 3 Big Things to Consider 1

Looking to get a loan for your small business? With multiple new lenders popping up it's important to remember that not all small business loans are created equal (or, if you're an Orwell fan, some are more equal than others). To help guide you in your research for the loan...

U.S. Consumer Sentiment Bullish Despite Weak Industrial Output

According to the University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index, which “rose to 92.1 in early October from a reading of 87.2 in September”, the U.S. economy could benefit from a “4 percent annualized rate of consumer spending growth” if this bullish behavior endures throughout 2015. Considering the disappointing impacts of...

Are Bad Habits Hurting Your Finances?

One of the keystones of personal finance is discipline. This means having the ability to curb your spending and resist impulses that will waste your funds. However, we all have bad habits that can not only affect our health and well-being but also take a toll on our finances. Frugal...