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Fioney Top 10 Must-Read Personal Finance Articles - March 2024

Top 10 Personal Finance Articles of the Month — March 2024

Welcome to Fioney's look at the top 10 personal finance articles of the month. On the first Friday of each new month, we look back at some of our favorite posts published in the weeks prior and highlight them here. This includes a mix of sites that have become staples of our lists as well as many first-timers. Up first, we'll be talking about some money lessons and other thoughts...
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Brim Financial Raises $85 Million as It Eyes Global Expansion

Toronto-based FinTech infrastructure startup Brim Financial has announced a new funding round. About the round: Brim has revealed an $85 million round. The Series C was led by EDC Investments while new investor Vistara Growth and returning investors White Owl Group, Epic Ventures, and Zions Bank also participated. To date, the company has now raised $110 million including a Series B in 2021. According to Brim, the latest funding will...
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Lessons From a First-Time Home Buyer: Living Outside City Limits

So, apparently I don't actually live in Springfield. Despite our mailing address including Springfield and part of our backyard likely falling under the city's jurisdiction, technically, we just live in Greene County, Missouri. This is something we only confirmed yesterday — although I had my suspicions before that. When we first came to tour this house, we were surprised to see a "Leaving City Limits" sign just before our street....
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Tally Pivots to B2B Credit Card Debt Management Product

Tally — an app that helps consumers pay off their credit card debt — has announced an expansion of their service and will allow partners to offer their platform. About the new offering: Tally has unveiled a new B2B white-labeled credit card debt management platform. This offering will allow banks, institutions, FinTechs, lenders, and other businesses to integrate Tally's software into their own services. As a result of this shift,...
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JetBlue Adds Peak Season Pricing for Checked Bag Fees

JetBlue has introduced a new factor to its check baggage fees: peak season pricing. About the new policy: Recently, JetBlue updated its checked baggage policies to include demand-based pricing. Specifically, the cost to check a bag on the airline will now vary based on whether the travel dates are Off-Peak or Peak. For the latter, a $5 premium will apply to the first bag while a second carries a $10...
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Varo Bank Introduces Line of Credit Option with Fixed Pricing

Varo has announced the impending launch of a new borrowing option for customers. About the feature: This week, Varo Bank revealed its new Varo Line of Credit. With this feature, customers can get approval for a line of credit ranging from $600 to $2,000. According to the bank, this feature will have transparent fixed pricing rather than charging interest. It will also be free of any late fees. As for...
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Robinhood Reveals New Credit Card, Reimagined Flagship App

During its "New Gold Standard" keynote event, Robinhood made some major announcements, including the launch of a new credit card. About the Robinhood Gold Card: The headlining announcement was the reveal of the new Robinhood Gold Card. In a bit that paid homage to Steve Jobs' iconic iPhone announcement, Robinhood co-founder and CEO Vlad Tenev teased plans to release three different cards (a starter card, an everyday card, and a...
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FundGuard Announces $100 Million Funding Round

A FinTech firm looking to modernize investment accounting has raised a new "mega-round." About the round: This week, FundGuard announced a $100 funding round. The Series C was led by Key1 Capital with participation from new investors Euclidean Capital and funds managed by Hamilton Lane. The round also included returning investors Blumberg Capital and Team8. To date, the company has now raised a total of $156 million including a Series B in...
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A Guide to Building Credit and Increasing Your Credit Scores

When it comes to credit, there’s some good news. The average credit score in the United States has been steadily rising in recent years, coming in at 715 in 2023. That may be because, today, consumers not only have more ways to access their credit reports and scores than ever before but also because there are an increasing number of options that Americans have for building credit in the first...

2024 SoFi Checking and Savings Review

Ever since I started taking an interest in the FinTech sector, one company whose name I’ve seen pop up over and over again is SoFi. Lately it seems as though that theme has been sent into overdrive as the company has not only become a household name thanks to its stadium naming rights deal but also because of the company’s continued product expansions. The most interesting development in my mind...
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Brim Financial Raises $85 Million as It Eyes Global Expansion

Toronto-based FinTech infrastructure startup Brim Financial has announced a new funding round. About the round: Brim has revealed an $85 million round. The Series C was led by EDC Investments while new investor Vistara Growth and returning investors White Owl Group, Epic Ventures, and Zions Bank also participated. To date, the company has now raised $110 million including a Series B in 2021. According to Brim, the latest funding will...
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Chase Reveals Q2 2024 Freedom 5%(+) Bonus Categories

Chase has announced its bonus category picks for the second quarter of 2024 — including some interesting twists. About the categories: As April approaches, Chase has revealed what categories Freedom and Freedom Flex cardholders can earn bonuses on. From April 1st through June 30th, customers can earn 5% (or more) in three categories: Amazon.com, Hotels, and Restaurants. Similar to how Chase embraced a "New Year, New Me" theme last quarter,...

FedEx Announces Winners of 11th Annual 2023 Small Business Grant Contest

Nearly three months after the entry period ended, FedEx has announced the winners of its 11th annual Small Business Grant Content. This year's event saw more than $300,000 in funds going to a variety of small businesses across the nation. Last month, the company revealed 100 finalists, with that list now being narrowed down to just 10 winners. This year's grand prize winners included KindVR, The Cupcake Collection, Up In...