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FutureAdvisor: Automated Investing With Tax Efficiency in Mind
Sep 13

FutureAdvisor: Automated Investing With Tax Efficiency in Mind

Even with the simplicity and low-cost characteristics of the increasingly-popular market of index funds, investing remains a complex task that requires more attention than the average investor can provide. Chores such as re-balancing and maximizing tax efficiency are often left undone. One financial startup, FutureAdvisor, aims to automate these investing “to-do’s.”

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5 Fast Food Restaurants That Accept Smartphone Purchases

5 Fast Food Restaurants That Accept Smartphone Purchases

Let’s face it — in today’s digital age, the smartphone has taken over. From mobile banking to mobile wallets, consumers can easily and quickly access personal and financial information in a snap.

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Mitek to Simplify Account Opening on Mobile Devices

Mitek to Simplify Account Opening on Mobile Devices

Mitek Systems may not be a household name but the company’s technology is making a regular appearance in the hands of consumers. Known for its mobile check deposit technology, which is available at the 10 largest U.S. banks, Mitek is now making it easier for consumers to open new bank accounts through mobile devices.

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SavedPlus Makes You Save Every Time You Spend
Sep 12

SavedPlus Makes You Save Every Time You Spend

For many Americans, saving is not easy — there have been too many published studies showing that Americans are not saving enough for retirement. One financial startup, SavedPlus, wants to tackle this problem by tying the act of saving to something that consumers are much more prone to doing: spending.

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Yodlee’s New Mobile App Deals With Money Side of Relationships

Yodlee’s New Mobile App Deals With Money Side of Relationships

Money has and always will be a delicate issue in any type of relationship. Financial matters tend to find a way to ruin good relationships when the various parties don’t hold up their share of the responsibilities.

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Mobile Check Deposit Takes Over the Top 10 Banks
Aug 23

Mobile Check Deposit Takes Over the Top 10 Banks

Mobile check deposit is looking more like the standard feature that belongs in every mobile banking app. First debuted by USAA in 2008, the ability to deposit a paper check through smartphone is now available at all of the 10 largest U.S. banks by deposits. Chase was the first of the big banks to release

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Manilla Brings Easy Bill Management to Email Inboxes
Aug 13

Manilla Brings Easy Bill Management to Email Inboxes

Keeping track of your bills have always been a dreaded chore that always seems to occupy too much of your time. Manilla, a company that already offers a free bill-management service, wants to make it even easier to accomplish the task by integrating its service with email. Today, Manilla unveiled a partnership with AOL to

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Time Travel: BlackBerry Smartphones

Time Travel: BlackBerry Smartphones

After unsuccessfully launching numerous devices over the years and losing ground to the popularity of iPhones and Android smartphones, Research in Motion (RIM) announced this week that it may sell BlackBerry.

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Will Deals & Discounts Convince You to Use a Mobile Wallet?
Aug 05

Will Deals & Discounts Convince You to Use a Mobile Wallet?

Struggling to gain traction among consumers, mobile wallets are looking for ways to catch your attention. Apparently, the ability to ditch your debit and credit cards and pay with a smartphone is not enough to convince more people use mobile wallets. The most notable example is Google Wallet, which launched nearly two years ago but

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Isis Mobile Wallet Slated for National Launch, Expects iPhone Support
Aug 01

Isis Mobile Wallet Slated for National Launch, Expects iPhone Support

After a lengthy pilot phase in Austin and Salt Lake City, the Isis Mobile Wallet is ready for its national debut. The joint venture by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless expects to roll out Isis throughout the country later this year.

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