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Industry Leaders Predict What the Future Has In Store

Grace Nasri | Posted 12.28.2015 | Technology
Grace Nasri

Executives from industries across ecommerce, payments, security, hospitality and more share their predictions for the future of their markets.

Young & Entrepreneurial: How This Harvard Student Built a $18M Fintech Startup to Solve His Own Payments Problem

David Ongchoco | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
David Ongchoco

A lot of people say that in order to start a company, you must be knowledgeable in the space that you're trying to enter. While this is true for most entrepreneurs, sometimes, what is more important is the problem you're trying to solve.

Wanted: Marketing Human Swiss-Army Knives

Chris Curtin | Posted 12.10.2015 | Technology
Chris Curtin

At a recent holiday gathering, a friend asked if we were hiring on the marketing team at Visa. When I responded that we were indeed hiring (check out...

Navigating the High Seas of Digital Payment Adoption

Rene Lacerte | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Rene Lacerte

Everybody is busy and would love more time to focus on the issues at hand. In fact, getting back spent time is more valuable in my book then what my "hourly" rate is. Opportunity cost is the main reason. So when evaluating a specific technology, make sure to value your team's marginal time appropriately.

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

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business
NextAdvisor.com

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
MyBankTracker

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...