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How to Fight FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and Save Money

How to Fight FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) and Save Money

There’s just no way around it. Envy and desire are problems that mankind has grappled with for as long as we can remember. Today, that struggle is captured most commonly in the Fear of Missing Out (FOMO)–social media and the internet give us the chance to vicariously experience the curated lives of our friends and acquaintances, and to imagine what our lives would be like if only we had bought this gadget or gone to that destination.

What Is Trim?

What Is Trim?

Trim is a holistic financial management service that enables users to achieve their financial goals through personalized recommendations and savings opportunities.

If It Seems Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is: The 7 Biggest Financial Scams in American History

If It Seems Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is: The 7 Biggest Financial Scams in American History

From the Wild West to Wall Street, the tradition of fast-talking confidence men pulling a fast one on unwitting customers is American as apple pie.

How Elizabeth Warren Took Down the CEO of Wells Fargo, And Why It Matters

How Elizabeth Warren Took Down the CEO of Wells Fargo, And Why It Matters

Thanks to Senator Warren and the rise and fall of John Stumpf, leaders of financial institutions are painfully aware that there are consequences at the top for deceptive practices, which means that Americans can rest a little easier.

The Wide World of Banking Fees

The Wide World of Banking Fees

How do banks make money from consumers? Surprise, surprise: it turns out that miscellaneous fees are a massive revenue driver for the retail banking industry.

Why Overdraft Fees Exist and How To Fight Them

Why Overdraft Fees Exist and How To Fight Them

This is the story for millions of Americans every year who pay more than $23 billion in overdraft fees, $35 at a time.

Trim, A Money-Saving Chatbot, Raises $2.2M To Fight Predatory Billers

Trim, A Money-Saving Chatbot, Raises $2.2M To Fight Predatory Billers

Trim, the largest and fastest-growing chatbot for personal finance, raised $2.2 million in seed funding. Eniac Ventures led the round, with participation from Version One Ventures, Core Innovation Capital, and Sound Ventures.