Junk fees, explained

The Biden administration wants to reduce junk fees. But what are they?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • February 10, 2023

People are opening up about their finances… on the street

On-the-street interviews about rent, salaries, and bank balances have surged in popularity.

Jacob Cohen • September 28, 2022

Interchange fees, explained

Congress is taking aim at interchange fees, which merchants must pay anytime a customer swipes their card.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 22, 2022

The four principles that govern finance

Finance may seem complex, but it’s governed by four core principles.

Morgan Housel, The Collaborative Fund • July 28, 2022

Three big things pessimists tend to ignore

Morgan Housel on the pitfalls of pessimism.

Morgan Housel, The Collaborative Fund • July 14, 2022

Why investors need to understand the market’s cycles

When you understand the market’s cycles, they become less confusing, less scary, and more exciting.

Morgan Housel, The Collaborative Fund • May 6, 2022

Nonprofit VC funds, explained

A new type of fund that is part venture capital, part nonprofit, could help even the playing field.

Rob Litterst • April 12, 2022

Save like a pessimist, invest like an optimist

Morgan Housel’s simple philosophy on how to save and invest.

Morgan Housel, The Collaborative Fund • April 8, 2022

Millions of Americans retired early. Now they want to work again

A wide range of factors are pushing retirees back into the workforce.

Mark Dent • April 1, 2022

Why you don’t need a reason to save

Saving without a spending goal has many benefits, including control over your time.

Morgan Housel, The Collaborative Fund • March 25, 2022

Morgan Housel: How to be a genius when everyone is going crazy

Morgan Housel describes the underappreciated secret to become an investing genius.

Morgan Housel, The Collaborative Fund • February 11, 2022

Founder’s Wallet: How an Advertising Entrepreneur Spends His Startup’s Money in a Month

Andrew Curtin, founder of employer branding agency Chronicmedia, lets us dig through his bank statements to see how he manages money.

Sara Friedman • December 20, 2021

We may (finally) be seeing the end of overdraft fees

Capital One is the biggest bank to eliminate overdraft fees, which make the company $150m annually.

Trung T. Phan • December 2, 2021

Traditional financial institutions, long wary of crypto, are helping it go mainstream

ProShares and Mastercard, 2 institutions tied to the traditional financial infrastructure, are helping crypto go mainstream.

Rob Litterst • October 27, 2021

NerdWallet: From Excel spreadsheet to $5B IPO

NerdWallet started with an Excel spreadsheet and $800. Today, it’s on a $360m run rate, primarily from affiliate revenue.

Trung T. Phan • October 13, 2021

Influencers have come to finance — and they’re making bank

“Finfluencers” use platforms like TikTok and Instagram to make finance topics digestible to younger audiences, and can make $500k+ per year.

Rob Litterst • September 21, 2021

How a Robinhood newb got an $800k tax bill on $45k profit

The wash sale rule prevents you from claiming losses on certain sales. And it can mean trouble if you don’t know about it.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 8, 2021

Ramp is using a freemium strategy to disrupt the corporate card game

Ramp is a startup that offers corporate cards and spend management software that is valued at $3.9B.

Rob Litterst • August 26, 2021

A company founded in 1892 just launched a series of NFTs

Coca-Cola joins the growing list of consumer brands experimenting with NFTs with its recent launch.

Rob Litterst • August 12, 2021

SoftBank: ‘Capital provider for the information revolution’

SoftBank has invested $80B+ into 264 startups. It still has $40B+ to burn.

Trung T. Phan • June 24, 2021

This tax change would reshape the entire real estate industry

President Biden wants to eliminate 1031 exchanges, which allow real estate investors to defer gains on property deals.

Trung T. Phan • May 3, 2021

Carta is trying to build Nasdaq for private markets. It’s now worth $6.9B.

Carta started by helping startups manage cap tables. Now, it wants to build the world’s largest private market exchange.

Trung T. Phan • February 9, 2021

A wave of bargain shopping IPOs are coming. Why now?

Poshmark, ThredUp, and Wish were all founded after the 2008-09 financial crisis. A decade on -- and amid another crisis -- these bargain shopping apps are thriving.

Trung T. Phan • December 2, 2020

The Affirm IPO shows the opportunities and risks of ‘buy now, pay later’

The $24B “buy now, pay later” (BNPL) industry is booming and Affirm is targeting a $5-10B IPO.

Trung T. Phan • November 23, 2020

The Big Short is back. The latest target? Shopping malls

Investors made billions shorting the US housing bubble in 2007-08. Another ‘Big Short’ is brewing now with shopping malls as the target.

Trung T. Phan • August 26, 2020

Warren Buffett for Startups, Andrew Wilkinson

Tiny co-founder Andrew Wilkinson is emulating the world’s most famous investor, closing deals on tech companies in short order.

The Hustle • July 27, 2020

A new startup exchange got approval to challenge the stock exchange oligopoly

Earlier this month, a company called LTSE — Long-Term Stock Exchange — got SEC approval to be the country’s 14th national equity exchange. But the new exchange, designed to encourage long-term investment and help startups go public, faces an uphill battle against mega-exchanges. The rise of XL-sized exchanges In the 1900s, most major US cities […]

Zachary Crockett • May 22, 2019

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