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5 Payment Platforms Every Fempreneur Should Consider in 2016

Nancy Laws | Posted 11.18.2015 | Technology
Nancy Laws

According to INC, it's time for Paypal to move over. Paypal has been the go-to platform for online payment, it is easy to use, widely available, and o...

The Forefront of Financial Innovation Belongs to Tech

Yee Lee | Posted 11.12.2015 | Business
Yee Lee

Financial innovation isn't just being driven by traditional financial service providers; it's also coming from tech companies who have built loyal consumer followings and are now offering financial services in novel ways.

These Industries Take a Long Time to Get Paid

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 10.27.2015 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Cash is the lifeblood of any business, and even if a company experiences strong sales, it can run out of cash and go out of business if customers aren't paying fast enough or if cash outlays are outpacing inflows.

Everything You Need to Know About Switching to Chip Cards | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business

If you have a debit or credit card, you've likely noticed that you've recently received a new version of the card that includes a chip. As such, you're probably wondering what this chip is and why your cards need it.

Why Are Businesses Not Upgrading to EMV?

Robert Harrow | Posted 09.11.2015 | Business
Robert Harrow

Unfortunately for many business owners, many of them will only be reading and hearing about the importance of EMV in the coming months, as the story gains national coverage - with 20 days to go before the liability shift occurs, many will be left wishing they were better informed, at a much earlier time.

Credit Card Fraud: Why EMV Matters in the U.S.

Robert Harrow | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Robert Harrow

We are currently in the middle of a massive technological shift - one that might be going unnoticed by most consumers. The debit and credit cards most individuals carry around in their wallets are being upgraded to a higher global standard known as EMV.

Illinois Neglects Child Care Payments for Needy Families

Hilary Gowins | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics
Hilary Gowins

Illinois families, many in dire circumstances, are on the brink of losing support for child care. It's time everyone got answers about the games being played with the CCAP.

How Digital Money (Bitcoin) Will Change The World

April Rudin | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
April Rudin

In mid December, Time Inc. was the latest in a string of companies to announce that it would start accepting bitcoin in payment, following on the heel...

5 Things Baby Boomers Need To Know About Bitcoin

April Rudin | Posted 12.21.2014 | Small Business
April Rudin

It's a volatile investment, with tremendous upside and tremendous downside. It's not for everyone's portfolio. Before you put any money into it, you should speak with a professional advisor who has done his or her diligence.

Health Care 101: How Doctors are Paid

Brian Secemsky, M.D. | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Brian Secemsky, M.D.

Whether we like it or not, beneficial changes in our health care system will not have any lasting effect without aligning incentives of big health care players involved, including payers, providers and most importantly, the patients.

The University as Students' Workplace?

Viviana A. Zelizer | Posted 06.01.2014 | College
Viviana A. Zelizer

The NLRB ruling should not scare us but instead encourage careful thinking about how to avoid exploitative student labor and preserve a meaningful campus work experience.

Will Your Free Credit Score Soon Be on Your Bills?

MyBankTracker | Posted 05.18.2014 | Money

The director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) wants banks, particularly credit card lenders, to provide consumers with their free cr...

Apple's Gamble on Fingerprint Scanners May Take a While to Pay Off

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 11.12.2013 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

If Touch ID doesn't work how users believe it should, they will simply ignore it and forget about it. But for Apple, that will mean an enormous business opportunity lost.

Divorce Is Taxing in More Ways Than One

Amy Koko | Posted 08.07.2013 | Divorce
Amy Koko

Divorce opened my eyes to many things I had never really thought about before. Among them, thong underwear, generic spring water, and one of the biggies... taxes. Unfortunately, there is a downside to receiving alimony, it is considered taxable income.

Now You Can Send Money By Gmail

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.16.2013 | Technology

This is huge, potentially. Along with a flurry of other announcements made on Wednesday at Google I/O, Google's annual developers' conference, the ...

The Anonymity Fantasy

David Wolman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Technology
David Wolman

Go out and join the fight for privacy; God knows it's one that needs waging. I just don't think fantasizing about anonymity will do us much good.

Latin America: The Rising E-Commerce Opportunity

Shane Happach | Posted 12.25.2012 | Business
Shane Happach

The rapid penetration of the Internet in Latin America has resulted in e-commerce becoming a fast-growing industry, especially in Brazil. But the Latin American e-commerce landscape is diverse, as many of the markets are embracing e-commerce at different rates.

The Demise of Cash

David Wolman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
David Wolman

Cash was one of history's greatest technologies. For millennia, cash turbo-boosted commerce and enabled trade between people and cultures across the globe. But in the 20th century, cash's relevance began to diminish.

The Better Than Cash Alliance Is Out to Create a "Cash Lite" World

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 11.25.2012 | Impact
Elisabeth Rhyne

Projects to pay government benefits and humanitarian aid in electronic form are a boon. They increase security and accountability while decreasing cost. Until now, however, such projects have been isolated, with no worldwide, deliberate, coordinated push.

Catherine New

This Is Best Way Out Of Debt | Catherine New | Posted 08.16.2012 | Money

Forget the interest rate. To get out of the red, pay down your smallest debt first. Killing a smaller balance and shuttering the account offers a grea...

Catherine New

Five Ways Going Cashless Will Cost You | Catherine New | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money

Easy, fast and lifting money right out of your pocket. The battle to own your digital dollars has been heating up as major technology companies, r...

Consumer Debt On The Rise

AP | ALEX VEIGA | Posted 10.14.2012 | Money

LOS ANGELES -- Americans are carrying more credit card debt than a year ago, yet the late-payment rate for card holders remains near an 18-year low, a...

Will I Be Paying off College Loans for the Rest of My Life?

Jodi Okun | Posted 07.12.2012 | Money
Jodi Okun

If you are graduating with student loan debt, you may be overwhelmed by the amount you owe. Six months after you stop taking courses (at least half-time) -- whether or not you've graduated -- your federal student loan bills starting coming due.

Catherine New

Meet The Cash Killers | Catherine New | Posted 06.07.2012 | Money

Louise Collis likes to ride her bike around the Clarendon Hills suburb of Chicago. What she doesn't like is change -- as in spare change jangling in h...

Catherine New

Cash Is Still The Most Popular Way to Pay for Most Americans: Report | Catherine New | Posted 01.24.2012 | Business

When it's time to pay for small, everyday items, cash is still king. More than three-quarters, or 79 percent, of consumers said they made a cash p...