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Money Basics: What is a robo-advisor? - Yahoo! Finance (7/10/17)
Blooom raises $9.15M, surpasses $500M in AUM - Kansas City Business Journal (2/6/17)
With investors clamoring for more, Blooom raises $9.15 million - Startland (2/6/17)
Is this the key to finally getting Americans to save money? - Market Watch (10/31/16)
Digital Saving Tools to Build your Bank Account - Good Morning America (10/17/16)
Best Places to Work 2016: Blooom - Kansas City Business Journal (10/14/16)
Robo-advisers play increasingly important role - EBN (9/29/16)
In the face of the fiduciary rule, are robo-advisers the future? - HRDive (9/29/16)
The employees have spoken: 2016 Best Places to Work - Kansas City Business Journal (9/29/16)
Six 401(k) robo-advisors to know - EBN (9/20/16)
Partnering with Kansas City's Entrepreneurs - Husch Blackwell (9/15/16)
Leawood startup's co-founder makes Upstart 100 - Kansas City Business Journal (9/6/16)
Master Money Like an Olympian - Stacking Benjamins (podcast) (9/2/16)
Former Goldman Sachs exec Blooom-ing - Moneyweb (8/11/16)
5 Obstacles Between You and Retirement (and How to Overcome Them) - Nerdwallet (7/20/16)
The Anatomy of a Killer Startup Name - Medium (7/6/16)
Former Sheriff Of Wall Street Joins Disruptive Financial Services Startup As It Break Growth Records - BPI Network (6/30/16)
Does robo-advising have a future? - Clark (6/29/16)
40 under 40: blooom President, Greg Smith - Investment News (6/27/16)
Best Online Sites for Building Wealth - WiseBread (6/21/16)
5 Ways to Supercharge your 401k Savings - Policy Genius (6/20/16)
Digital advice leaders tell financial industry to get 'hyperpersonal' - Financial Planning (6/17/16)
Former FDIC Chairwoman Shelia Bair joins retirement robo's advisory board - Investment News (6/14/16)
This robo-advisor is on the rise and could challenge Betterment one day - Business Insider (6/3/16)
Wealth Adviser Daily Briefing: - The Wall Street Journal (6/3/16)
Robo-advisor blooom Reaches $300 Million in Assets - Finovate - Finovate (6/2/16)
Blooom is the fastest-growing robo-adviser in history - Kansas City Business Journal (6/2/16)
With $300M under management, Blooom is the fastest-growing robo advisor - Startland News (6/2/16)
A former chair of the FDIC has become the first board member of an ex-Goldman banker's 401(k) startup - Business Insider (6/1/16)
Sheila Bair joins fintech and pensions wave - The Financial Times (6/1/16)
Blooom Grows to $300 million AUM, Recruits Former FDIC Chair - WealthManagement (6/1/16)
5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Robo Advisor - Advisory HQ (5/24/16)
The Money Episode - 610 Radio Stick to Sports (5/16/16)
Who's Acting Human Online - Social Media School of Business (5/12/16)
Jamie Dimon Wants to Protect You From Innovative Start-Ups - NY Times (5/6/16)
Young and Debt-Free: Is It Possible? - WNPR (5/5/16)
#1 Most Important Piece of Money Advice - Millennial Money (4/25/16)
Top benefit technology innovators - Employee Benefits News (4/21/16)
How They Funded It: blooom Flourishes with the Right Funders - KC Source Link (4/18/16)
Ex-Goldman Sachs Banker Revamps 401(k) Accounts in New Job - NY Times (4/6/16)
Would You Give Up Your 401(k) Information to Score a Free Burrito? - Money (3/23/16)
The Daily Brief: Burritos by blooom - WealthManagement (3/21/16)
As reward for getting your 401(k) checked, this firm will give you a free Chipotle burrito - Market Watch (3/19/16)
Strategies For When You're Starting Out Saddled With Student Debt - NPR Morning Edition (3/1/16)
Strategies For When You're Starting Out Saddled With Student Debt - NPR Morning Edition (3/1/16)
More tech companies choose Kansas City's Crossroads and land funding - Kansas City Star (2/11/16)
Blooom Review - NerdWallet (2/1/16)
Robo-advisors: not dead yet! - The FinTech Trek (2/1/16)
Betterment, rivals tap into wide open 401(k) market for robos - Investment News (1/28/16)
A Kansas Day remembrance - The Hutchinson News (1/25/16)
4 Must-Have Investment Apps and Sites for Entrepreneurs in 2016 - Incredibly (1/20/16)
What's Next for the Robo-Advisor Market? - Investopedia (1/19/16)
A Bloooming Partnership - Washington College Press Release (1/13/16)
Former FDIC chair gives Blooom a ringing endorsement - Kansas City Business Journal (1/8/16)
Former FDIC head Sheila Bair to open Blooom store in Leawood - KC Star (1/6/16)
Top 10 Kansas City Startups to watch in 2016 - Startland (1/6/16)
The Best Robo-Advisors - NerdWallet (1/5/16)
Our 10 favorite Missouri startup stories of 2015 - Silicon Prairie News (12/23/15)
Our 10 favorite Kansas startup stories of 2015 - Silicon Prairie News (12/22/15)
How Blooom Helps 401(K)s Grow - Thinking Bigger (12/15/15)
Do 401(k) plans need fixing? - EBN (12/9/15)
Everything you need to know about robo-advisers - EBN (12/1/15)
Blooom wins Kauffman Foundation pitch bout, $10K - Startland News (11/28/15)
Leawood-Based Startup 'Blooom' Riding High After A Busy Year - KCUR Pod Cast (11/20/15)
10 start-ups triumph at Techweek, earning grants, office space - Fox 4 News (11/18/15)
Leawood-based startup Blooom wins Kauffman Foundation contest - KC Star (11/18/15)
Leawood-based Blooom among five finalists for One in a Million - KC Star (11/17/15)
And then there was one: Blooom the sole local firm left in national pitch contest - Startland News (11/17/15)
Blooom surpasses $100M in AUM, looks to hire - Kansas City Business Journal (11/16/15)
What Can A Robot Do For Your Retirement (Podcast) - YourMillennialMoney (11/16/15)
This Simplified 401(k) Robo-Advisor Hopes to Flower on Wall Street - Main St. (11/4/15)
Interview with Chris Costello of Blooom Financial Services - What's Up Kansas City (11/2/15)
blooom raises $4 million in Series A, led by QED - Silicon Prairie News (10/26/15)
The Banker Who Quit Goldman Sachs and Called the Firm Out Wants to Fix Your 401(k) - (10/22/15)
Would You Let A Robot Manage Your Retirement Savings? - NPR (10/20/15)
The Voluntary Benefit You Never Realized was Missing - Complete Benefit Alliance (10/19/15)
The Future of 401ks - Fox Business, Mornings with Maria (10/19/15)
Blooom's $4M fundraising effort includes local investors - Missouri Business Alert (10/19/15)
Blooom co-founder dissects $4M raise - Startland News (10/19/15)
Mass Mutual Targeting Millennials/Blooom is Blooming - Wealth Management (10/19/15)
5 Non-Valley Startup Rocket Ships You Need to Know About Now - Inc. (10/16/15)
Blooom's $4M fundraising effort includes local investors - Kansas City Business Journal (10/16/15)
blooom raises $4 million in Series A, led by QED - Silicon Prairie News (10/16/15)
10 Ways to Save More Each Month - Stacyknows (10/16/15)
Blooom Announces $4 Million Series A Round Led by QED Investors - Finovate (10/15/15)
Blooom to expand with $4M Series A - Startland News (10/15/15)
Robo-Advisors and Traditional Investment Advisors Battle for Hearts and Minds of Retail Investors: TABB Research - Market Watch (9/30/15)
How to invest your 401(K) - The Christian Science Monitor (9/29/15)
LaunchKC Grant Competition Winners Announced During TechweekKC - Economic Development Corporation KC (9/27/15)
The future of retail savings is Blooom - CooConnect Peer Group Network (9/25/15)
The Best Robo-Advisors - Which Firm is Right for You? - Investor Junkie (9/24/15)
Top Takeaways from TechweekKC - ThisIsKC.Com (9/19/15)
Kansas City startup targets millennials & money - KCTV 5 News (9/1/15)
The Longevity of Robo Advisers and Retirement Planning - Institutional Investor (8/28/15)
401(k) advice gap presents opportunity for advisers - Investment News (8/26/15)
3 ways to get cheap 401(k) advice - (8/14/15)
Biz Talk with Jim Campbell - The Yale Broadcasting Co. (8/14/15)
Focus on the Present with Blooom Fund Management - Kansas City Mom's Blog (8/10/15)
What You Need to Know About Roboadvisors - The White Coat Investor (8/10/15)
4 questions to consider before investing with a robo adviser - Associated Press (8/5/15)
6 Finance Apps for College Students: Embrace Your Geekness - Young Finance (8/5/15)
Robo-advisers serve small investors - Bankrate (8/4/15)
Ten to Watch 2016: Chris Costello - Wealth Management (8/3/15)
Betterment catches up to Wealthfront in AUM as robo competition reaches boiling point - Investment News (7/30/15)
There's Hope For 401(k) Participants - Huffington Post (7/28/15)
4 Tools To Make You A Better 401k Investor - Forbes (7/19/15)
What's the Point of Wealthfront's Bluster? - Financial Planning (7/10/15)
Wealthfront sparks robo price war, drops account minimum to $500 - Investment News (7/8/15)
For Less Than $15, This Startup Will Manage Your 401(k) for You - Inc. (7/7/15)
Smart Consistent Steps to Retirment - KCTV 5 Better KC (7/6/15)
- Money Life Show (7/6/15)
The Top 10 Robo-Advisors - (7/6/15)
What Makes Silicon Prairie the Friendliest Tech Hub Ever - Inc. (7/3/15)
5 Big Questions on Innovation - Business Performance Innovation (7/1/15)
Blooom 401(k) Management Service First Month Free via Referral Program - Maximizing Money (6/29/15)
Gen Y Still Gun-Shy - Wealth Management (6/25/15)
The guy who quit Goldman Sachs in a NYT op-ed now wants to fix your 401(k) - Fortune (6/22/15)
A 401k Robo-Advisor Closes in on VC Funds - 401KWire (6/22/15)
Simplifying Your 401(k) - Fox Business, Mornings with Maria (6/16/15)
Is my toaster a robo-adviser? What the latest trend really means - Professional Advisor (6/12/15)
Robots Are Taking Over Investment Advice: How to Tell Them Apart - Forbes (6/11/15)
7 Small Money Moves That Could Change Your Life - Money Rates (6/9/15)
The Retirement Risk We All Share - (6/1/15)
Blooom Review: Better Management of your 401k - Investor Junkie (5/28/15)
Twenty-Two Are Companies to be Honored for Innovation - The Kansas City Star (4/6/15)
Blooom: A Permanent Fix for your 401k - Johnson County Lifestyle Magazine (4/1/15)
Blooom Wins KC Version of InnovateHER Pitch Contest - Thinking Bigger, Business Media Inc. (3/30/15)
Robo Advisors: Disruptors in the Financial Advice Industry - (3/18/15)
The World's 50 Most Innovative Companies - Fast Company (3/1/15)
Retirement Party: A Whole New Way to 401(k) - PureWow Money (2/24/15)
7 Robo Advisors That Make Investing Effortless - Forbes (2/5/15)
Blooom cultivates a new approach to 401(k)s - Thinking Bigger, Business Media Inc. (2/1/15)
Your Month-to-Month Guide to Extreme Money Confidence - redbook (1/21/15)
The Best Online Tools for Retirement Planning and Living - The Wall Street Journal (1/19/15)
After Scathing Goldman Sachs Op-Ed, Greg Smith Takes Aim at Helping Americans Retire Better - ABC News (1/14/15)
How to Automate your 401k--An Interview with blooom Founder Chris Costello - DoughRoller (1/12/15)
Can robots close the retirement savings gap? - CNBC (1/5/15)
Robo-advisors: Would you trust a machine with your retirement savings? - (1/2/15)
Blooom's Niche in the 401(k) World - Common Core Money (12/12/14)
Why Both Gen X and Y Can Skip Using Financial Advisors Until They are 55 - Main St. (11/6/14)
Ian McKenna: US Advice Firm Helps Investments Blooom - Money Marketing (10/25/14)
This Startup Aims to Solve a Financial Problem Most People Don't Even Realize They Have - Business Insider (10/22/14)
5 Ways to Get Help With Your 401(k) - Money (10/6/14)
FinovateFall Recap: New Digital Advisors Make Their Debut - Aite Group (9/29/14)
Robo Advisors Multiply - Barrons (9/25/14)
6 New Apps and Sites to Manage Your Money - Forbes (9/25/14)
Too Nice to Fail: Can Moral Finance Save Your Bank - Forbes (9/25/14)
Overland Park financial tech firm blooom wins big in New York - The Kansas City Star (9/25/14)
Firm to Launch Online 401k Management Tool - (9/23/14)
OP Startup blooom Pitches Green Thumb for 401(k) Management - Kansas City Business Journal (9/23/14)
There's an App for That Too - Simply KC Magazine (6/1/14)
Is a Robo Adviser Right for You? - Kiplinger (8/1/15)
5 Ways to Get Help with your 401(k) - Reuters (10/7/14)
It's 2016: Do You Know Where Your 401k Is? - 435 Magazine (2/1/16)
401k Deep Dive with Chris Costello from blooom - Listen Money Matters (7/21/15)
5 Ways to Make Money Now - Simply KC Magazine (4/1/14)