Gadgets & Apps

Cardless Cash Part of Changing Financial Literacy Landscape

March 28, 2017

Every time my husband withdraws cash from an ATM he first takes a moment to examine the machinery. Before he swipes his card, he wants

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Saving Through Apps isn’t Enough, and That is the Critical Money Lesson

February 20, 2017

Instinctively, I like smartphone apps that help people save and invest—especially for people who struggle with discipline around putting away money. Apps like Stash and

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What the King of Money Apps can Teach Financial Educators

January 25, 2017

Financial educators would do well to take their cues from Karl Ebert, also known as the King of Financial Apps. Ebert has created more than

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How a Fintech Conference Changes the Nature of Financial Education

January 12, 2017

LAS VEGAS—So, you just got into a car accident. You’re Okay, but you’re upset. What next? Take a picture, of course, and let your new

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When We Have ‘Chatbots’ Will We Still Need Financial Education?

January 10, 2017

The absence of financial education in schools around the globe has created a knowledge void that technology entrepreneurs hope to fill with artificial intelligence. Is

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How Smartphones May Complicate, not Simplify, Your Financial Life

October 26, 2016

Smartphones have become a pipeline to our financial information, from daily transactions and account balances to 401(k) contributions and stock trades. the Federal Reserve reports

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What Young People Can Learn from Found Money

October 24, 2016

A new breed of investment house seems to get it: Young people need to know more about saving and investing, and giving them the financial

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How Venmo is Changing the Rules in Financial Education

October 3, 2016

Technology is changing personal finance–and the way we teach it–in profound ways. It’s not all good. But if we can master the gadgets in our

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