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America’s smallest banks are being enlisted to rescue millions of American jobs

An armada of tiny lenders are needed to help protect small businesses and millions of jobs.

How to talk to your spouse about money (without fighting)

When you argue with your partner about money, it's probably not about money. Here are tactics that couples can use to get on the same page.

Brokerage app signups soar as coronavirus causes stock market plunge

Investors may be hoping to buy stocks on the cheap.

Paper currency is one of the few things Brits aren’t hoarding

Cash doesn't necessarily deserve all of its negative publicity.

We Won’t Ever Think About the Financial System the Same Way

The last two weeks have proven how vulnerable the financial system is to shocks and innovation, says ConsenSys' fintech co-head.

Can an $84 app give you a financial makeover?

How can a budgeting app that costs $84 a year incite fandom typically reserved for Beliebers or Swifties?

For the first time in 228 years, the New York Stock Exchange will open without its trading floor

The disruption is symbolic, but will likely have little impact on the $28 trillion stock market.

The 20-year old book that makes everyone want to quit their jobs

Thirty years after it was first published, Your Money or your Life is a philosophy masquerading as personal finance, with a message that is more resonant now than ever before.
The Bank of England is debating whether to issue a digital currency

The Bank of England is debating whether to issue a digital currency

Central banks are researching digital forms of notes and coins as cash usage declines.
A robo-adviser can simplify investing for novices and know-it-alls

A robo-adviser can simplify investing for novices and know-it-alls

Robo-advisers are a one-touch option for investing. But what's happening under the hood and what are the risks?
Financially insecure Indians are lapping up insurance products
Robinhood joins the list of spectacular financial technology failures

Robinhood joins the list of spectacular financial technology failures

Technology outages are costly for customers and embarrassing, but Robinhood is far from alone.
The one number that determines if you can retire today

The one number that determines if you can retire today

The 4% rule anchors most conversations about retirement. But how is it calculated? Is it an accurate rule for those in pursuit of financial independence and looking to retire early (FIRE).
An anonymous blogger wants to solve your biggest money mysteries

An anonymous blogger wants to solve your biggest money mysteries

When it comes to personal finance, Sam Dogen is not a household name. Why does his Financial Samurai blog attract millions of readers each month?
Reddit has become the gospel of personal finance

Reddit has become the gospel of personal finance

Do you have questions about your finances and investing? Look no further than Reddit.
Wall Street’s watchdog is obscuring data that could protect investors

Wall Street’s watchdog is obscuring data that could protect investors

You can look up any broker in the BrokerCheck database but the picture isn't complete.
Central banks are contemplating a world without cash

Central banks are contemplating a world without cash

More than a dozen central banks are considering how and whether to create a digital form of cash.