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Frank simplifies the FAFSA so you can get every last dollar of financial aid

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Frank will make sure you get every dollar possible for college.Image: Shutterstock / Visual3Dfocus Applying to college is hard enough without the even trickier minefield of financial aid. The basic government form, the dreaded FAFSA, asks for information high-school students might not know about their families’ financial lives. Even parents filling financial aid forms out on their children’s behalf can get discouraged and abandon the process partway through. That’s where a new startup called Frank comes in. The company will get you a basic financial aid estimate through its website within minutes and then negotiate your financial aid offer to […]

Betterment finally lets customers invest with social responsibility

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Invest responsibly through Betterment.Image: Shutterstock / Billion Photos Socially responsible investing is popular, and Betterment is finally getting in on the action. The roboadvisor is adding a socially responsible investment portfolio for Betterment customers, providing users with a way to easily direct money to companies that have broader goals than just turning profit. Betterment users rely on the company’s roboadvisor technology to manage their savings automatically. The roboadvisor acts like a traditional financial advisor and chooses which stocks and bonds to invest in for the best financial performance based on a variety of factors dictated by users. Like in most […]

Visa is bribing your favorite restaurants to force you into a cashless future

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No cash allowed.Image: Epa/REX/Shutterstock The future is cashless especially if Visa has anything to say about it. The credit card and payments company is urging restaurants to stop accepting cash with its new Visa Cashless Challenge, which comes with a $10,000 prize. At Visa, we believe you can be everywhere you want to be, and that it should be easy to pay and be paid in more ways than ever, whether its a phone, card, wearable, or other device, Jack Forestell, Visa’s head of global merchant solutions, said in a statement. With 70 percent of the world, or more than […]