March 14, 2021

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After 22 Years In Business, PayPal Is Still Just Getting Started

PayPal‘s (NASDAQ:PYPL) performance knocked it out of the park in its most recent quarter and fiscal year. The coronavirus accelerated the move to digital payments, and it’s capturing more transactions from more customers than ever before. On a Fool Live episode recorded on March 3, Fool contributors Brian Withers and Matt Frankel discuss the quarter and talk about how this digital payments processor is still just in the early innings of the long-term trend toward a cashless economy.

Matthew Frankel: For sure. Moving on to PayPal, which I would argue had the best quarterly report of all 10

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IRS started processing $1,400 payments Friday

Treasury secretary nominee Janet Yellen speaks after US President-elect Joe Biden announced his economic team at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware, on December 1, 2020.

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The Internal Revenue Service on Friday began processing stimulus checks, which have already started to hit Americans’ bank accounts and should continue to arrive throughout the weekend.

Officials from the Treasury Department and the IRS told reporters Friday afternoon that most Americans do not need to take any additional action to receive their payments and most will be delivered via direct deposit.

“Even though the tax season

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I started my bridesmaid-for-hire business with $2,500

  • When I decided to start my bridesmaid-for-hire business, I wanted to save $2,500 to get it going.
  • I needed the cash for things like a website, business cards, and advertising.
  • While working full-time, I took on side gigs and saved aggressively to gather the cash I needed.
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When I finally decided to become an entrepreneur, I was determined to start my own business without tapping into my savings account. I wanted to minimize risk and try out my business idea with as little cash as possible. Since my business was service-based — I’m

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