Entries by Smartpoint

Sending Money to Someone’s Phone Number

These days, how do you usually split restaurant tabs with others? What about rent or utilities? How did you end up paying for that vintage table you found off of Facebook Marketplace? Chances are you probably either pay by a card or through some sort of mobile banking app.  We’ve come a long, long way […]

The Future of Mobile Banking

Gone are the days of having to rush to the bank after work to deposit your check or get cash. Cell phones do it all nowadays, including saving you time from having to go to the bank! The future of mobile banking is here, but even that technology continues to evolve and improve. We have […]

Innovative Mobile Banking Features

Mobile banking and financial services apps have changed the way people manage their money. In today’s digital world, cash is no longer king! Convenience is the name of the game.That is especially true when it comes to the way people are managing their finances. Self-service banking and digital banking through innovative mobile banking features are […]

Why Me?

“Managing our finances can feel overwhelming, and sometimes it even feels like financial companies want to keep it that way.  The “paradox of choice” is real – way too many options, but not enough information on how we can pick the right solution.  And then we question the financial decisions we’ve made.” – Timothy Rooney, […]

F.I.R.E. (Financial Independence, Retire Early)

“Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it; he who doesn’t, pays it.” – Albert Einstein What is F.I.R.E.? FIRE is a lifestyle movement that grew out of the GFC (the recession of 2007-2009 called the Global Financial Crisis).  Its goal, as the name suggests, is for people […]

The Search

I always thought work was just something you did to ensure you weren’t eating ramen noodles for the rest of your life.  ‘What do I love?’  ‘What am I meant to do in this world?’  ‘What am I passionate about?’  I wanted those answers – and I wanted them NOW! – Nicole Burskey The Calling […]

Tips for Online Banking Security

You earn it, you save it, you spend it wisely – now protect it! – Chad Butler, President Shedding credit card utilization and any associated accumulating high-interest debt balance is a truly noble accomplishment. However, some people question how they can protect their debit card information if they are not using credit cards, particularly online.  […]

Customer Experience

I am not only Director of Client Satisfaction at Marygold & Co. – I am also a customer. I have customer experiences just like everyone else. – Nicole Burskey Bad Experiences I’ve sat on hold for hours, I’ve spoken with customer service agents who do not understand my problem, I’ve been transferred around from department […]