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Now You Can Invest In Your Values

You shop with a conscience when you purchase clothes, coffee, or cartons of milk. However, when it comes to investing, the conventional wisdom has held that there is a trade-off between ethics and earnings. Those days are over. Today, Aspiration is unveiling our newest product: the Aspiration Redwood Fund – a…

November 18, 2015
by Andrei Cherny

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
by Admin

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
by Admin

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
by Admin

The checking account that puts customers, not greed, first

Sick and tired of Big Banks that hit their customers with outrageous and unnecessary fees and then turn around and use that money to lobby Washington for the ability to keep right on doing more of the same? If the answer is yes, there’s various actions you can take.…

December 11, 2015
by Andrei Cherny

Give more on #GivingTuesday!

Today, as we recover from the Thanksgiving holiday and prepare for the onslaught of shopping holidays, we celebrate Giving Tuesday. This day brings together over 30,000 businesses, foundations & non-profit organizations to do one thing: Give back. Giving is at the heart of Aspiration: That’s why we donate…

December 1, 2015
by Adam Stone

You want to invest but you are sick of Wall Street greed? Then read this.

Wall Street works great. If you’re one of the wealthiest people in the country. But for most Americans – and for the country as a whole – the way the financial industry currently works…just isn’t working. That's why we created Aspiration -- a financial firm for the middle class…

October 29, 2015
by Andrei Cherny