Aspiration Blog

New Survey: Money and Relationships -- It's Complicated

Aspiration recently surveyed Americans on their attitudes towards money and relationships. Income is a relatively uncomfortable topic for many, although there's a sizable group of people who think money is something that just has to be part of that early relationship chemistry. While 92% of American adults with significant others…

February 12, 2018
by Andrei Cherny

Our 2017 Impact Overview

At Aspiration, we think of ourselves as a financial firm with a conscience. It’s one thing to say that, but it’s another to bring it to life in how we treat our customers, our community, and the planet. 2017 was a difficult year – with too many natural disasters…

December 22, 2017
by Lily Bowles

A Huge Step Forward

Just a few years ago we started Aspiration with the goal of providing everyone with a financial firm that they can trust to do the right thing—for them and for the world. We knew it would be a challenge. After all, we’re up against Big Banks that have…

December 12, 2017
by Andrei Cherny

Climate change won't wait

Now that President Trump has decided to withdraw America from emissions targets set by the Paris international climate protection agreement, the question for us is what happens next? The truth is that it’s less likely than ever that government action alone will keep the planet safe for future generations.…

June 5, 2017
by Andrei Cherny

Americans Need Fairer Banking, not Fewer Consumer Protections

Wall Street spends big money to get their way in Washington, chalking up $2 billion in spending over the past 2015-2016 election season alone (1). The influence Wall Street has on policymakers is no secret and as a result, many Americans -- regardless of political affiliation -- think financial regulations…

May 17, 2017
by Andrei Cherny

Meet AIM: the Aspiration Impact Measurement

The past generation has seen a Conscience Revolution among people in America and around the world. Today, as never before, people seek to factor in the ethics of businesses as they make their daily purchasing decisions. More than a third of younger Americans (and more than a quarter of Americans…

April 26, 2017
by Andrei Cherny