Money and Me Fincap Fridays

1/8/2021 - New Year, Same Habits

New surveys show that many Americans want to be smarter with money in 2021, but past studies show that people are not very good at sticking to new year's resolutions. What are some ways to stick to our goals?

10/30/2020 - Caught in the Web

Many companies are beginning to use "dark patterns" to trick us into doing things that we may not want to do when we go online. Why is this becoming more popular with big corporations and what are some recent examples?

11/15/2019 - Likes Me, Likes Me Not

In Nov 2019, Instagram started hiding the amount of likes you get on each post. They announced that this was just a test and they wanted to prioritize people's mental health, but really they would get a lot of profit from this change.

10/11/2019 - Gotta Habit

Survey results showed that American parents are giving their kids about $30 a week on average for allowance, but kids aren't saving any of it. They need to break the habit of spending all their allowance to learn how to save.

4/12/2019 - Not All It's Cracked Up To "G"

5G data has started to be offered in many more places, and can be up to 20% faster then 4G (with other benefits). Even though there is a lot of hype about it, you may not be able to access 5G for a few more years.

5/3/2019 - Clothing Stores Are Closing Stores

Over the last 10 years shopping has moved online leading to many physical store locations to close down. This has caused many retail stores to think outside the box in order to survive.