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Why it’s so easy to ignore your to-do list app but get distracted by Twitter

Benjamin Brandall Contributor<p>Benjamin Brandall is a content crafter for Process Street.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>What UX designers can learn from 1990s Japanese video games<br>• Astonishment, Expectations And Reality In User Experience<p>I’ve spent the past month in a daze, trying to make sense of my …

Productivity

Simplify your stock-picking process with these apps

Investing in the stock market made easy — that’s the goal of these apps, which make investing more convenient and help you keep tabs on the market updates. And you don’t have to be a finance whiz to work them.<p>Robinhood<p>Trade stocks without fees on Robinhood. After a quick registration, use Robinhood …

Affirm acquires budgeting app Sweep to expand into personal finance

Online lending company Affirm has announced it is acquiring Sweep, an app-based personal finance tool.<p>The move comes just two weeks after Affirm raised a $100M Series D round, which was partially raised to help the company expand into new product categories outside of lending.<p>Specifically, Max …

FinTech

Vestly lets you win cash for picking stocks

For some, the stock market can be a tricky and seemingly dangerous place. Even with apps like Robinhood, that make buying and selling stock super simple, users still have skin in the game.<p>With Vestly, incubated by Foundermark, you get the same fun of playing the stock market without putting up any …

With $25.5M in new funding, Trov launches on-demand insurance for individual items

Insurance isn’t necessarily an inviting word, especially for millennials. Not only do young people have fewer items to insure, but the process of getting insurance for those items is entirely foreign to folks who order their cars, food, cleaning services and more from an iPhone app.<p>That’s where …

Chatbots

Global smartphone market shrinks, year over year

Worldwide sales of smartphones declined year over year, from Q1 2015 to Q1 2016, according to figures from analyst Strategy Analytics, which it says is the first time in the history of what it dubs the “modern smartphone market” that this has occurred. (It pegs this era as starting in 1996, the …

Plastiq lets you pay any bill with your credit or debit card just by snapping a photo

A new iPhone application launching today called Plastiq lets you pay any bill with your credit or debit card just by snapping a photo. The goal with the app is to offer something designed for mobile, that’s also more convenient than using a bank’s online bill pay feature. And more importantly, it …

FinTech

Honeyfund launches app to crowdfund your honeymoon

A lot of people live with the idea that life is about experiences rather than things. A firm subscriber of that philosophy is Honeyfund — a company whose new Honeyfund app helps newlyweds bankroll their honeymoon, rather than stocking their house with half a dozen different bread makers.<p>The company …

How to teach your kids about life: Don’t help them buy a house

<b>By Rob Carrick</b><p>You may know the name Sean Cooper – he's the guy who paid off his Toronto mortgage in just three years, by age 30. Now, he's a personal finance blogger with some strong views on how his fellow millennials are affording their own homes. He says a lot of young adults expect to get help …