Andrew Dietrich refinanced his student loans with us. Then he went through our Entrepreneur Program to help start Final. Within two days of launching their site last year, Final had 20,000 signups. Read on to hear how the idea came about, the challenges the founders have faced, and why it’s important to take advice with a grain of salt.Read more
Maybe you’ve spent too much time watching HGTV and now have visions of turning your kitchen into a chef’s paradise. Or perhaps your master bath is just one shower away from disaster.
If so, you’re not alone. Last year, the Joint Center of Housing Studies for Harvard University reported that the home improvement industry should continue post record-level spending in 2016. For many people, that means borrowing money to pay for those home improvements.Read more
Move over, workplace yoga—the latest employee benefit du jour is financial wellness.
With Americans under extreme financial stress, a growing number of employers are adopting corporate financial wellness programs to combat the resulting absenteeism and loss of productivity. According to NPR, about half of US employers now offer these programs.Read more
Conferences are typically filled to the brim with free stuff: fliers and posters and brochures that may or may not make it past the recycling bin on the way out. So earlier this month when we sponsored the Near Future Summit (a conference dedicated to world positive solutions), we thought, why not try something more meaningful?
We featured three SoFi members who are on a mission to change the world. Our intent: to donate $20,000 that would help them pay off their loans. In order to choose the winner, we had conference attendees vote for their favorite stories. Now, the results are in.Read more