The Westport startup FinTron debuted its personal finance app shortly after we took a look at some of the best investment-app options on the heels of the Robinhood-GameStop market ruckus earlier this year. FinTron similarly offers the ability to buy and sell stocks, and like Betterment and others, includes savings, checking, debit cards and personal budgeting.
Ask founding CEO Wilder Rumpf whether he considered a cryptocurrency element to the app, and his response is quick — too arcane for most people, though he does not rule out FinTron adding “coin” options, in his words, as FinTron’s target audience of young adults gravitate in time toward virtual currencies as they become more common. “Our mission is to create financially astute investors, not present them with highly risky options,” Rumpf says. “Possibly down the road, depending on where the coin market goes. But it’s highly volatile — right now we are marketing to young and inexperienced investors.”