Greenlight Debit Card for High Schoolers Goes Mobile & Global

The world’s first debit card for kids with patent-pending technology enabling parents to pick the exact stores where their children can spend, has upgraded to mobile and expanded acceptance globally.  The Greenlight smart debit card for kids now works internationally, and also integrates with Apple Pay. Effective immediately, Greenlight’s smart debit card for kids can…

Credit Card Debt Stands in the Way of The American Dream

Nine out of ten Americans believe the biggest roadblock to achieving financial independence is paying off credit card debt. By the same token, seven in ten Americans believe that being debt-free is an essential component to financial independence. Only 22% believe they’ve achieved independence themselves. A recent survey from Consolidated Credit found the next biggest roadblock…

Got Screwed by Financial Services? You Gotta Friend in the CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has received over 1,218,600 complaints as of June 1st. Debt collection and mortgage-related complaints account for 50% of the roughly 1.2 million complaints the Bureau has received.  Though the Bureau only began accepting debt collection complaints in July 2013, debt collection has been the most complained about product or…

New Stylish RFID Blocking Wallet in Development – Angels Needed

In these days of electronic eavesdropping, carrying around a bunch of credit cards with contactless features (RFID) can make you vulnerable to fraud. The solution is simple: a quick-access wallet made from carbon fiber materials.  A startup company is launching a line of stylish Carbon Fiber Wallets with RFID blocking, this fall. You can play…

Millennials Prefer Noshing in Historic Downtowns – Keen on Preservation

American millennials are drawn to combining the past with really trendy hangouts for a truly authentic experience. Indeed, the revitalization of many urban communities is being driven in overwhelmingly (97%) by millennials. A new American Express survey found millennials tend to value a mix of old and new buildings where they live, dine, shop and…