Category: Banking

How to Figure Out Your Regular Monthly Food Budget

Some recurring expenses in your budget are the same each month, which makes them easy to anticipate. But some budget lines are harder to keep consistent—food, for instance. Food is a necessity, after all, but it’s possible to spend way more than you need to. With some research, you can figure out a realistic range…

The 6 Best TVs to Buy for Every Budget (2019)

Saving up for a new screen? To help you navigate the dozens of seemingly identical TV models from Samsung, LG, Vizio, TCL, and other manufacturers, we’ve picked a few of our favorites—including the absolute best TV you can buy, our favorite budget TV, and a few excellent choices in between. All of these models have…

Google to enter the banking industry with Citigroup

Google isn’t the tech giant for nothing. Its parent company may be Alphabet but between the two, Google is the most recognized name. Not many people even know about Alphabet but it is home to Google. What started as a search engine is now into a lot of things from mobile devices to cloud computing,…

Inspired Capital, founded by Alexa von Tobel and Penny Pritzker, just closed its debut fund with $200 million

Exactly 10 years ago, onstage at a TechCrunch event, Alexa von Tobel launched her startup, LearnVest, an online financial planning company that aimed to give people access to more affordable financial planning services. Much has happened in the subsequent years. LearnVest went on to raise roughly $70 million from investors, then sold for $375 million…

A bride-to-be is asking strangers on the internet to plan every aspect of her wedding — from the dress to the budget

After attending hundreds of weddings with her company, Bridesmaid for Hire, Jen Glantz is inviting strangers to plan every aspect of her wedding day. On her website, Finally the Bride, you can vote on what time of year she will get married, where she will say “I do,” and what type of dress she will wear. So…

Neo4j introduces new cloud service to simplify building a graph database

Neo4j, a popular graph database, is available as an open-source product for anyone to download and use. Its enterprise product aimed at larger organizations is growing fast, but the company recognized there was a big market in between those two extremes, and today it introduced a new managed cloud service called Aura. They wanted something…

Oprah Winfrey reveals her preferred things for 2019: Here are the most, least expensive items

Anika Reed, USA TODAY Published 8:51 a.m. ET Nov. 8, 2019 | Updated 12:26 p.m. ET Nov. 8, 2019CLOSE Oprah Winfrey is back for her 23rd year with list of gifts and gadgets she dubs as her favorites. USA TODAYIs it officially the holiday season without Oprah Winfrey’s list of her favorite things?The media icon…

Talking to Zero Motorcycles’ CEO and taking home the 2020 SR/F

The motorcycle industry is shifting to electric. Harley-Davidson signaled the trend this year, becoming the first big gas manufacturer to release a street-legal e-motorcycle in the U.S., the LiveWire. But before Harley’s EV pivot, California-based startup Zero Motorcycles had been selling e-motos for years. “We’re an electric motorcycle and power-train manufacturer founded in 2006 in…

Johannesburg City Crippled as Hacker Demands Bitcoin Ransom

(Bloomberg) — Sign up to our Next Africa newsletter and follow Bloomberg Africa on TwitterThe City of Johannesburg shut down its website and billing systems after a group hacked into the authority’s system and demanded a ransom of four Bitcoins worth about $30,000.The call center, cashiers and other digital platforms were also taken offline as…

That Fun New App You Love Might Be Stealing Your Bank Info

When boredom strikes, your phone’s app store can be a haven of cheap entertainment. Thousands of game, shopping, utility and selfie-editing apps are just a click away. But if you remember the FaceApp challenge from earlier this summer, we were all reminded that some of these seemingly harmless apps can present security dangers.Of course, you…