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For Struggling Consumers, a Cheaper Way to File for Bankruptcy

By Katy Stech Ferek A nonprofit startup is tackling what consumer advocates say is the biggest barrier that financially struggling […]

This dad used to be a forklift driver—now his blog brings in $17 million a year

At 36, he lives in Los Angeles and runs a digital media company that he expects to make $30 million […]

This dental startup will straighten your teeth for less than Invisalign

Healthy, well-aligned teeth shouldn’t just be for the wealthy. Candid, a direct-to-consumer teeth alignment company, aims to make straight teeth […]

They left the corporate world to sell ice cream from a food truck—their business is making millions

In 2009, Natasha Case and Freya Estreller, both in their mid-20s, wanted to take their nascent ice-cream sandwich side hustle, Coolhaus, to the Coachella […]

Collectly raises $1.9 million to move debt collection online

A few months ago I wrote about a little startup called Collectly going after the big, inefficient debt collection industry by using […]

How Entrepreneurs Can Use IRAs to Finance Startups

While lots of advisers don’t recommend it, ROBS rules allow retirement withdrawals to fund a business Tom and Stacy Lee […]

Think you’re buying on Amazon? It’s actually from Alibaba

Peter Koch, a 37-year-old engineer living in Serbia, says he’s making $3,000 every month by selling the same seven baby […]

How worried should you be about artificial intelligence? (infographic)

By BBC Future, Intelligent machines come in myriad forms, so which ones pose a danger to us, and how likely […]

A startup founded by Morgan Stanley and Accenture alums in the Hamptons is raking in 7-figure revenues as it spreads to luxury markets across the US

Growing up in the Hamptons, Alex Esposito and James Mirras knew one thing to be true: The beach was great, but […]

A free robot lawyer is fighting parking tickets and much more

by Ethan Wolff-Mann In 2015, British entrepreneur—and current Stanford junior Joshua Browder—launched DoNotPay, a site offering consumers free help fighting parking […]

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