spending

  • Current launches a Visa debit card for kids that parents control with an app

    Current launches a Visa debit card for kids that parents control with an app

    A startup called Current is today launching a new way for parents to dole out allowances to their kids: with an app. The company offers a Visa debit card that would allow teenagers to shop in stores or online using funds from their own bank account, which is funded through allowance money that mom or dad transfers from their own bank account. Parents can use the accompanying mobile app to… Read More

  • Apple Acquired 24 Companies In The Last 18 Months

    Apple Acquired 24 Companies In The Last 18 Months

    Apple’s pace of acquisition has seemed to be picking up lately, and Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed just how many the company has been making of late. Cupertino has nabbed 24 companies over the course of the past year and a half, which is a pace that observers recently noticed actually outpaces the recent acquisition habits of Google. Typically, Apple doesn’t make any official… Read More

  • Earmark & Dollarbird Help Encourage Financial Responsibility, Not Careless Spending

    Earmark & Dollarbird Help Encourage Financial Responsibility, Not Careless Spending

    If the plethora of “aspirational” shopping companions have left you with something of a bad taste in your mouth for encouraging overspending, here’s a palate cleanser: a couple of newer apps for iOS, Dollarbird and Earmark, are focused on making responsible money management as enjoyable as browsing through personalized feeds of product recommendations. Well, almost. Read More

  • Terrible economy affecting your tech spending?

    Consumer confidence recently hit a 26-year low, with the Reuters/University of Michigan index currently at 62.6. Consumer expectations for six months from now (October) is even worse at 53.3. In other words, lots of Americans will now be a little more choosey where and what they spend they money on. How has your tech/gadget addiction been affected by the terrible economy? Holding off on… Read More