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Question of the day [AAPI Heritage Month]† Which two personal finance websites were started by Asian Americans?

One is a bit “geeky” and the other may be your lot.

Answer: NerdWallet was founded by Tim Chen and Credit Karma was founded by Kenneth Lin

Ask:

What are the skills you need to start a business? Are you familiar with any of these companies? If not, do a Google search and find out what services they offer. What personal financial information would you most like to see on a website like NerdWallet or Credit Karma?

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Behind the numbers (medium.com):

These are just some of the household brands [founded by Asian Americans] that we all know and love or that we use every day at home, in our office or on our phones. These are the companies that entertain us (YouTube, Twitch, Snap), help us work (LinkedIn, Zoom), feed us (DoorDash, Caviar, Panda Express), keep us in shape (Peloton, FitBit, MyFitnessPal), and dress us ( Old Navy, Zappos, GOAT). This list doesn’t even include all the companies in other industries, from finance to healthcare, that were founded by Asian Americans!

Here are more AAPI Heritage Month resources on the NGPF website!

Looking for more resources focused on entrepreneurship? Check out NGPF’s Entrepreneurship unit page with many resources to choose from.

About the author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim’s savings habits started at 7 a.m. when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which lasted nearly a year, led to Tim getting to know the bank clerks quite well (and building a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures include driving a chipper, analyzing compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies, and helping families make better college funding decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to establish a personal finance program and teach at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him. to start a new nonprofit, Next Gen Personal Finance. †

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