The Divestment Movement: Taking Your Money Out of Fossil Fuels

Too often, big financial institutions put their short-term profit before both people and the environment. When these banks take their customers’ deposits and invest them in ways that worsen our climate crisis, they harm the future of those customers and of the communities they are supposed to serve. At Aspiration,…

January 25, 2017
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Financial industry: Time to catch up.

If there is one question we get about Aspiration from customers, reporters, and even an occasional family member, it is this: “What’s the catch?” How can the Aspiration Summit Account offer interest rates up to 100 times more than Big Banks without monthly fees or any ATM fees? How…

October 9, 2015
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Riding the roller coaster

Roller coasters can be fun. Unless it’s after lunch. But roller coasters are less fun when your financial future is at stake. As we’ve all seen, the stock market can have dramatic ups and downs. Investment professionals refer to these gains and losses as “volatility.” The rest of…

August 25, 2015
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5 Ways That Your Bank is Cheating You

1.) Ridiculous ATM Fees $3 just to withdraw MY 20 dollar bill? That's almost an entire tank of gas! ATM fees consistently serve as the most subtle way for consumers to fall prey to banks, and have been on the rise in recent years. 2.) Monthly Service Fees Take the…

July 16, 2015
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What’s Your Money Doing In Their Wallets?

Here’s a nifty trick: Each year Americans spend more than $33 billion on often outrageous bank fees. Those banks then take about $100 million of that and spend it on lobbying and campaign contributions to, among other things, try to stop efforts to reign in – you guessed it – outrageous…

July 12, 2016
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Invest in Your Network and Your Network Will Invest in You

More than ever, your network is the most valuable asset you have. So then why has “networking” become a dirty word? Why do we envision sleazy conference goers or slick salesmen when we think of networking? In this 99U talk, hacker and author Joshua Klein shares how technology and growing…

April 27, 2015
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Alternative Investments Explained in 2 Minutes

As we’ve shared previously, April is Financial Literacy Month, an effort to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach Americans how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. We know that understanding investments can be confusing, so our team put together this short video to explain what alternative…

April 23, 2015
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