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Kiva Adjusts Lending Model in the U.S. 4

Peer to peer microlender Kiva is changing the way people crowdfund on their site specifically for the U.S. market. The non-profit is best known as a platform where those in less fortunate countries can solicit loans in order to start a business or finance other expenses but expanded to include entrepreneurs domestically starting in 2009....

7 Great Ways to Spend Your Holiday Bonus 3

It's the most wonderful time of the year — the brisk weather, the bright lights... and the bonuses. Many American workers receive some type of bonus each year (whether it be for the holidays or the year's end) and several are tempted to spend it in a number of different...

5 Tips for Getting Out of Debt in the New Year

Is your New Year's resolution to make better financial decisions and finally dig yourself out of debt? If so, you're not alone as Nielsen reports that 25% of those surveyed list "spending less and saving more" among their top goals for the year. But where do you start? Getting out of...

Is it Time to Break Up with Your Bank? 8

How long have you been with your current bank? Do they treat you well? Even if they don't, chances are you probably stay with them since the idea of moving on and starting over seems like such a hassle. So how do you know when it's finally time for you...

Who's the Boss? Your Business Is 4

Ask any entrepreneur what they like best about having a business and they'll likely give some variation on the answer "being my own boss." However, the most successful small business owners realize that they are actually not the boss — the business is. So are you an employee worth keeping...

New Employee Perk Aims to Unburden Millennials 5

Graduate from high school. Go to college. Get a good job. — It's the path that many of us are taught but it's also one that has saddled many Millenials with huge amounts of student loan debt as the enter the workforce. In fact, as we recently mentioned, one financial...

FinTech in the 1950s?

In the minds of many of us the FinTech sector is a relatively new phenomenon that has grown over the past decade or so. However, following the trail of banking innovations back to the 1950s paints a different picture of FinTech and their supposed threat to the big banks. A...