Personal Finance: What You Need To Know Today

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Personal finance and money management can be very confusing. Most people know that optimizing their finances is important but few feel confident that they have the knowledge to do so.

At Fioney we stay on top of the latest economic trends, financial products, and money management strategies in order to provide the knowledge to help you use the money you have today to live the life you want.

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Money at 30: The Exclusivity Trap

If you're reading this article shortly after it's posted, there's a good chance that I am currently on Disney's Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. In case you missed my previous post on the matter, this is a pricey experience — and one that can get even more costly if you let it. Once onboard, while things such as food, beverages (minus alcohol) and, later, park tickets are included with your room...
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Jeeves, A FinTech Startup for Startups, Raises $180 Million

Following a record-breaking 2021, FinTech continues to show strength so far in 2022. Continuing that trend, a startup that offers banking-as-a-service products to other startups has closed a new megaround. Last week, Jeeves announced that it had closed an oversubscribed $180 million round. The Series C was led by Tencent along with participation from GIC, Stanford University, Andreessen Horowitz, CRV, Silicon Valley Bank, Clocktower Ventures, Urban Innovation Fund, and others. Impressively, this...
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SoFi Debuts Auto Crypto Purchase Option for Direct Deposit Customers

Despite some turbulent times, cryptocurrencies remain a popular topic and investment. In turn, the FinTech leader SoFi has announced a new feature that will allow customers to automatically invest in crypto when they receive direct deposit funds. With the new feature, SoFi Invest customers who also use the recently-launched SoFi Checking & Savings will be able to select a portion of each paycheck to be used to purchase crypto assets....
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Money at 30: Charles Schwab Investing Starter Kit Overview

These days, there is no shortage of easy-to-use brokerage accounts that consumers can turn to when they're ready to begin investing. From SoFi to Public and, of course, Robinhood, these fee-free accounts have revolutionized the industry in ways both good and bad, leaving traditional brokerage accounts to evolve as well. One such firm that's seen a number of changes in recent years is Charles Schwab, which has attempted to bring...
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Robinhood Announces Cash Card, Replaces Cash Management Offering

More than two years after Robinhood officially launched its Cash Management account, the popular investment app is set to replace it with a new offering. Today, the company announced the impending debut of the Robinhood Cash Card. With the new card, users will be able to earn rewards and automatically grow their investment portfolio while making everyday debit purchases. According to a blog post on the company's site, the Robinhood...
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Insurtech Giant Policygenius Closes $125 Million Round

As the FinTech sector has expanded over the years, new subsections of the space have grown as well. Among them is the "insurtech" field, which not only features startups offering traditional insurance products via new means but also features other businesses looking to improve the insurance-buying process through aggregation. One of the largest names in the latter category is Policygenius. Now, continuing to show its dominance, the platform has raised...
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Bella Loves Me (Bella) Review

What first made me interested in Bella was its concept that emphasized random acts of kindness between its members. So, how does this work in practice? Let's take a look at some of the basics of Bella as well as my experience so far.
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Varo Bank Expands Its Cashback Program "Perks"

These days, there are plenty of ways for shoppers to save money. From digital coupons to price comparison tools, buying online definitely has its advantages. On top of that, in recent years, cashback marketplaces have become increasingly common, allowing consumers to earn a percentage of their purchase back as a rebate just for using specific links or using a particular card in-store. That was also the basic idea behind the...
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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...