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NerdWallet wants to help you with finance

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Tim Chen, the CEO and co-founder of NerdWallet, said the company started as a spreadsheet after his sister asked for help finding a credit card. Courtesy of NerdWallet

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It started with a simple Google search to compare credit cards, but when nothing helpful turned up, an idea was born. Tim Chen is the founder and CEO of NerdWallet, a financial advice website with more than 100 million yearly users. While struggling to compare credit cards online, he got the idea for a website with all types of financial advice and products. He told Kai Ryssdal that the idea resonated with millennials because “millennials are just used to comparing things. Even college professors.”

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