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Fintech companies and mobile-money startups have long relied on traditional banks to operate, but that could soon change. The FDIC approved bank startup Varo's charter application on Monday, which means Varo can start holding customer deposits. Receiving an official bank charter has been part of Varo's vision from the very beginning,...
Do you have a savings account, but you don't want to invest it in the stock market? There's another way you can make your money work for you, called a high-yield savings account. A high-yield savings account is a bank account that earns you a higher interest rate than a...
Verizon Media is hoping to target the next generation of spenders with its personal finance site Cashay.  Launched on Wednesday, the site will include information on money, managing finances, and preparing for the future, the company said in a statement.  "As the wealth gap continues to grow, financial literacy will be...
Investing your money and becoming financially independent begins with one simple step: saving money.  With a little bit of discipline and planning, you can easily save money on a daily basis. There’s no need to wait for your next paycheck or bonus. With these simple tips, you will be well...
It’s tax season in the U.S., and the IRS wants to know if you sold or bought any cryptocurrencies in 2019.  For the first time, the IRS will ask if “At any time during 2019, did you receive, sell, send, exchange or otherwise acquire any financial interest in any virtual...
Americans are more satisfied than ever about their personal finances, according to a quarterly report by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).  The institute’s Personal Financial Satisfaction index reached an all-time high of 40.2 in the fourth-quarter of 2019, after plummeting to a record low in the prior quarter.  Personal Finance...
The first step towards financial freedom is organizing your finances and setting up a budget. Fortunately there are plenty of applications that can work with your financial accounts to help you keep track of where your money is going. These apps can help you set up a budget, track your...
To work from home is a goal many people have set as part of their 2020 resolutions. When asked to choose, millennials are known for leaning towards getting more time to themselves than money, which is why remote jobs are increasing at a rapid pace.   Deciding on how to begin...
Debt is one of those words that elicits strong reactions from everyone. Some people think debt is the devil and should be paid back as soon as possible, while others think its perfectly fine to be in debt. Most people will agree on one thing though: debt is something...
Many people don’t like their corporate jobs and want to do something for themselves. Many other people complain that they are being underpaid for the amount of work they do. Joining another big corporate is an option, but it may not solve the underlying issues. The work may still...
There are many different ways to invest money. They range from super easy and safe (a savings account), to more complex and risky (stocks and bonds). But there are some investments that should be avoided in all situations. Avoiding these kinds of investments will make it more likely you...
You are sitting at your desk at your office working normally when suddenly you are asked to a meeting with human resources. Uh oh. You go to the meeting and are informed that you will be made redundant. You are escorted back to your desk and asked to take...
It is hard to know what you want to do in life. Most students people graduate from university and have a plethora of options that await. This is especially true for those that study non-professional degree and business disciplines. A business major could get a job at an oil...
For a young person in their 20s, fresh out of university with a new job, what do with extra money is the last thing they are thinking of. Retirement is years away, and plus first jobs rarely pay much. However, thinking about what to do with extra money is...
If there was an award for ‘Most Unlikely Article Title of the Year’ this one would have few competitors beyond Government Decides to Cancel Taxes! Yet early retirement, or even very early retirement, is a real possibility for those who adhere to the ways of FIRE - and you don’t...
We all expect and accept that Artificial Intelligence will play an important role in the global economy of the future. But are we ready to entrust robots with our investments? Well, there is a good chance that you already do to some extent, as more and more investment operations...
It’s tempting to bury your head in the sand when it comes to debt. But, as we all know, those credit card bills are only going one way and the banks aren’t going to forget about the loans you are struggling to repay. While most of us will worry...
You’ve got the job, you’re managing to make the rent each month (if you’ve escaped the nest) and you’re starting to look to the future. Perhaps you are finding, for the first time, that you have some spare money each month after the bills have been paid and are...
The idea of having an emergency fund is advocated by financial experts who think that having a financial floor is incredibly favorable to cover unexpected situations and emergencies. Now, is there a chance that you are over-saving for an emergency fund? In fact, there is. If you center too much...
Death is the absence of time, a dark nothingness that is infinite and impossible to fill. If there is life after death it is more than welcome. Personally, I do not need the promise of heaven in order to be a good person and citizen. As nothing is guaranteed in...
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