finance

  • TrustEgg Allows Anyone To Set Up A Trust For Their Kids

    TrustEgg Allows Anyone To Set Up A Trust For Their Kids

    TrustEgg, the Y Combinator-backed startup which will allow anyone to set up a trust for their children without expensive legal fees or detailed financial know-how, is finally moving towards launch by opening up access to their beta list today. The startup, like many of those in the financial services space, has faced a number of regulatory hurdles which has caused slowdowns, as well as the loss… Read More

  • Mint Competitor HelloWallet Brings Its Personal Finance Service To Android

    Mint Competitor HelloWallet Brings Its Personal Finance Service To Android

    HelloWallet, the self-described Mint competitor which closed a $12 million Series B earlier this year, is now bringing its personal finance service to a second mobile platform: Android. Previously, available for web and iOS, the Android app will deliver the same sort of features iPhone users have access to, including budget details and the ability to view your cash balance, as well as… Read More

  • With $20 Billion In Consumer Debt Under Management, Credit Sesame Closes $12 Million Series C

    With $20 Billion In Consumer Debt Under Management, Credit Sesame Closes $12 Million Series C

    Personal finance service (and TechCrunch Disrupt alum) Credit Sesame has just secured $12 million in Series C funding. The round was led by Globespan Capital Partners, and included participation from Credit Sesame’s existing investors, Menlo Ventures and Inventus Capital. The financing will help the company continue its product development and market reach, CEO Adrian Nazari tells us… Read More

  • Now On Your iPhone, ReadyForZero Is Ready To Save You From Debt

    Now On Your iPhone, ReadyForZero Is Ready To Save You From Debt

    YC alum ReadyForZero, an online financial service that’s trying to get people out of debt faster, is today expanding to mobile with the launch of its first mobile app. For now, the experience is designed mainly to give you at-a-glance insight into your current debt situation. However, the mobile app also uses iOS push notifications to alert you to large purchases and payments which… Read More

  • Simple Rolls Out iPhone App, But Still No Word On Public Launch

    Simple Rolls Out iPhone App, But Still No Word On Public Launch

    Simple (formerly known as BankSimple), the startup with $13.1 million in funding to build a better banking experience for customers, has today introduced its first mobile application, surprisingly ahead of its public launch. Operating in private beta/invite-only mode for now, co-founder Joshua Reich says that anyone with a Simple account can now use the app, which had been limited to… Read More

  • Betterment

    Betterment Talks About The Disrupt Bump And The Future Of Investing

    Betterment, the better investment app, launched at Disrupt in 2010 and went on to manage approximately $50 million in two years. The site is essentially an investment engine. Seamless automatic deposits ensure that you drag cash over to your investment account every month and the UI is clean, readable, and eminently simple – a gauge tells you how much you’re investing in… Read More

  • Now Out Of Beta, Tykoon Teaches Kids (And Parents) About Managing Finances

    Now Out Of Beta, Tykoon Teaches Kids (And Parents) About Managing Finances

    NYC-based financial services startup for families, Tykoon, is exiting its private beta and is launching its first mobile app for iPhone. The company, which aims to change the ways kids think about and use money, is more that your typical allowance tracker application – it’s a platform for earning, saving, giving and spending, the latter which includes kid-friendly access to a… Read More

  • The Profit Is In Another Castle: Nintendo Records First-Ever Annual Loss

    The Profit Is In Another Castle: Nintendo Records First-Ever Annual Loss

    Citing poor sales of the Nintendo 3DS and “the stronger yen against the euro was also another reason,” Nintendo posted its first-ever loss – $534.6 million on revenue of $8 billion. This is down from $12.6 billion in revenue last year with $960 million in profit. But, as they say, it’s dangerous to invest alone. Here, take this: the company is predicting a profit of… Read More

  • How Technology Can Solve The Financial Industry’s Deficit Of Trust

    How Technology Can Solve The Financial Industry’s Deficit Of Trust

    To say Wall Street currently suffers from a deficit of trust would be an understatement. In the last few years alone, the government had to bail out Wall Street to the tune of $700 billion, Madoff and Stanford bilked investors of billions, and ex-Goldman executive Greg Smith’s damning op-ed in the New York Times gave everyday people a glimpse into Wall Street’s profits over… Read More

  • BodeTree Is A Financial Tool For People Who Hate Finance

    BodeTree Is A Financial Tool For People Who Hate Finance

    Today, a company called BodeTree is launching a new web-based solution to help small business owners make better sense of their financial data. Like another new startup in the SMB realm (that being InvoiceASAP), BodeTree is also leveraging QuickBooks to help import data into its service, but instead of focusing on online invoicing and payments, BodeTree wants to provide business owners with… Read More