In today’s podcast, Tom Dziubek and I talk with Avi Karnani, founder, and Matt Wallaert, Lead Scientist, from Thrive about the services offered by this financial services website and about frugality.
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[00:00] Introduction from Flexo
[00:36] Interview with Avi Karnani and Matt Wallaert of Thrive
[01:12] — Beginnings of Thrive
[06:11] — Matt Wallaert’s “Lead Scientist” role
[06:59] — Thrive vs. other financial advisory services
[08:55] — Can Thrive replace a financial planner?
[11:47] — Security information about Thrive
[14:06] — Thrive’s revenue streams
[15:29] — Frugality and its future
[17:41] Thrive Wrap-up
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Updated December 22, 2011 and originally published May 17, 2009. If you enjoyed this article, subscribe to the RSS feed or receive daily emails. Follow @ConsumerismComm on Twitter and visit our Facebook page for more updates.