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Guide to Rewards Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

With Halloween nearly upon us, it's now full steam ahead to Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and (eventually) New Years. Of course, there's still plenty to do before that — including the annual holiday shopping season. As a result, while you may not realize it, this may make for a good time to get a new credit card. That's because you may be able to find an option that will reward you…

2021 Guide to Travel Credit Cards

After a very long year, a return to travel now seems to be drawing nearer. As a result, before you head back to the skies or hit the road, it may be worth considering adding a new credit card to your wallet that will not only compliment your upcoming travels but also earn you free flights and hotel stays in the future. What's more, several travel-centric credit cards are now…

Guide to the Best Rewards Credit Cards for Gasoline

Between current events and a hopeful return to travel just in time for the summer road trip season, several consumers may be looking for credit cards that can help them earn rewards as they fill their gas tanks. Luckily, there are several options that can help them do just that. From cashback cards to travel rewards, there are many gas rewards cards to choose from — including both annual fee…
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FinTech Funding Grows 169% in 2021 to Reach New Record

Anyone paying attention to the FinTech field throughout 2021 could probably guess that it was a record-breaking year. Sure enough, new figures from CB Insights confirm that to be the case. According to the latest State Of Venture report, FinTechs raised a combined total of $131.5 billion in 2021. That marks a 169% increase over 2020's $49 billion total. The year was capped by a $34.9 billion Q4 that ranks…

The 19 Best Cashback and Rewards Apps for 2022

These days, if you’re shopping online, chances are you could be saving more money. In addition to coupon codes you may have missed and price trackers that can help you time your purchase just right, there are also dozens of cashback tools that will reward you just for shopping through their link or app. The only problem is, with so many cashback and rewards apps to choose from, how do…

Neobank Current Introduces 4% APY Feature for Savings

In recent years, savings account holders have likely seen the interest they earn from their funds fall tremendously. This decline has even been true among many FinTechs that have typically offered better rates than the big banks. However, one neobank is now rolling out a new feature that will allow customers to earn interest that's 60 times higher than the national average. This week, Current announced that customers will be…

FinTech Prosper Introduces Credit-Building Card

For years, FinTechs have been disrupting the credit industry. From websites like Credit Karma making it easier for consumers to understand their credit reports to various platforms looking beyond credit scores and utilizing alternative algorithms to determine creditworthiness, there are now several credit-building opportunities available to Americans that weren't there previously. Now, the marketplace lending platform Prosper has announced the launch of a new and interesting credit card product. The…
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Aldi Curbside Pickup Review — Is it Worth it?

Over the past few months, I've been a bit torn. While I love saving money and keeping costs down, the convenience of grocery delivery has proven too powerful for me to resist. Now one of my favorite discount grocery stores is rolling out a better option with the introduction of Aldi Curbside Pickup. Yet, the question still remains: is this option actually worth it?

2021 Pay with GasBuddy Review: Yes, You Can Legitimately Save Money Every Time You Fill

Put simply, the value proposition of Pay with GasBuddy is that you can use a special card that's accepted at most gas stations in order to save a few cents off of every gallon of gas you buy. That sounds good — almost too good, if you think like me.

Money at 30: Mode Phone (and Current Rewards for Android) Review

A few short weeks ago, I shared my review of an app called Current Rewards that allows you to earn gift cards and cash just for listening to music (although you'll need to do a bit more if you want to really earn points). As I noted in that review, I was first made aware of the app's existence thanks to an ad I saw for the Mode Phone. Well,…

Privacy.com Review (2021) — How it Could Help Keep Your Money Safe

First the bad news: considering all the major data breaches that have hit retailers, websites, and freaking credit bureaus alike, there’s a very strong chance your personal info has been compromised at some point. Luckily, in addition to steps you can take, such as freezing your credit reports to prevent criminals from using this data, there are a growing number of tools you can use to foil thieves in the…

Credit Strong Review (2021)

When I walked into FinCon 2018, I had never heard of the concept of a credit builder loan. Thus my mind was slightly blown after I discovered Self Lender (now known as Self). Funny enough, 2019’s FinCon introduced me to another credit building loan company: Credit Strong. Like with Self, Credit Strong features a number of loan options to meet the needs of different individuals. What’s more, the company also…

T-Mobile Money Review (2021)

More than two years ago now, I ended up switching my wireless service from AT&T to T-Mobile. In doing so, I was able to save money in a few different ways — but it turns out there was another savings opportunity I had overlooked until recently: T-Mobile Money. While this digital banking account is open to non-T-Mobile customers, those who do have T-Mobile or now Sprint postpaid plans (as opposed…
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Aldi Curbside Pickup Review — Is it Worth it?

Over the past few months, I've been a bit torn. While I love saving money and keeping costs down, the convenience of grocery delivery has proven too powerful for me to resist. Now one of my favorite discount grocery stores is rolling out a better option with the introduction of Aldi Curbside Pickup. Yet, the question still remains: is this option actually worth it?

2021 Pay with GasBuddy Review: Yes, You Can Legitimately Save Money Every Time You Fill

Put simply, the value proposition of Pay with GasBuddy is that you can use a special card that's accepted at most gas stations in order to save a few cents off of every gallon of gas you buy. That sounds good — almost too good, if you think like me.

Money at 30: Mode Phone (and Current Rewards for Android) Review

A few short weeks ago, I shared my review of an app called Current Rewards that allows you to earn gift cards and cash just for listening to music (although you'll need to do a bit more if you want to really earn points). As I noted in that review, I was first made aware of the app's existence thanks to an ad I saw for the Mode Phone. Well,…

Privacy.com Review (2021) — How it Could Help Keep Your Money Safe

First the bad news: considering all the major data breaches that have hit retailers, websites, and freaking credit bureaus alike, there’s a very strong chance your personal info has been compromised at some point. Luckily, in addition to steps you can take, such as freezing your credit reports to prevent criminals from using this data, there are a growing number of tools you can use to foil thieves in the…

Credit Strong Review (2021)

When I walked into FinCon 2018, I had never heard of the concept of a credit builder loan. Thus my mind was slightly blown after I discovered Self Lender (now known as Self). Funny enough, 2019’s FinCon introduced me to another credit building loan company: Credit Strong. Like with Self, Credit Strong features a number of loan options to meet the needs of different individuals. What’s more, the company also…
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FinTech Funding Grows 169% in 2021 to Reach New Record

Anyone paying attention to the FinTech field throughout 2021 could probably guess that it was a record-breaking year. Sure enough, new figures from CB Insights confirm that to be the case. According to the latest State Of Venture report, FinTechs raised a combined total of $131.5 billion in 2021. That marks a 169% increase over 2020's $49 billion total. The year was capped by a $34.9 billion Q4 that ranks…

Wells Fargo Announces Account Changes to Help Limit Overdraft Fees

Despite some changes over the years, overdraft fees continue to be an expensive plague on American consumers. However, little by little, institutions have been making some changes. The latest in this trend is Wells Fargo, which recently announced some upcoming adjustments to its policies. The first change coming down the pike is that customers enrolled in Overdraft Protection service will no longer be assessed a fee when fund transfers are…

Lending Marketplace Acorn Finance Raises $8.4 Million

As the new year gets underway, another FinTech is celebrating by raising money. This week, Acorn Finance (not to be confused with micro-investment app Acorns) announced that it had closed an $8.4 million round. The Series A was led by MassMutual Ventures. Previous investors Vestigo Ventures, Accomplice, and MetaProp also participated along with Moderne Ventures. To date, the company has now raised a total of $12.4 million, including seed round raises…

My GM Rewards Card Launches with New Partner Goldman Sachs

In 2019, Goldman Sachs made a splash by releasing its first credit card: The Apple Card. Of course, that product was heralded as a card "Created by Apple, not a bank" despite Goldman's involvement. Now, the bank — and specifically their Marcus by Goldman Sachs brand — is expanding its credit card offerings with the launch of the My GM Rewards Card from auto giant General Motors. The new My…

U.S. Economy Adds 199,000 Jobs in December 2021

When the ball dropped on 2021, the United States found itself holding a bit of a mixed bag. While there was reason to be optimistic and believe that 2022 will be better than its predecessor overall, a new twist in the pandemic threw a wrench in the plans of many. Now, a look at the current economy and job market is also decidedly mixed, simultaneously offering points of disappointment and…