For most Americans, fiddling with finances is not high on their to-do
list. But, as we all know, there’s an app for that. Or at the very least
a website. Among the latest: Two financial advisers have earned attention for a
new, free financial tool they call FlexScore. Introduced last fall in
NY at Finovate, the financial-tech conference, FlexScore has
merited mention by tech writers in Forbes, U.S. News & World Report
and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Valentine’s Day is all about hearts, flowers, chocolate, maybe some
bling. What it’s typically not about: credit cards, credit scores and
anything as crass as cash. Except lately. Whether it’s because recession-rattled consumers are
still focused on their bottom lines or whether personal finance experts
are trying to capitalize on Valentine-y sentiments, there’s been lots of
attention recently on romance and money.
When it comes to having a bad credit history versus no credit history,
consumers tend to think the latter is better. Contrary to what these
consumers might think, the outcome – in some cases – is the same.