T-Mobile Money Review (2023)

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...

Money at 30: Mana App Review

One of the most intriguing trends I've seen emerge since I've been following FinTech is the advent of niche neobanks. These days, you can find apps geared towards certain communities, interests, and more. Among the latest examples I've seen of this is an app called Mana, which bills itself as the best debit card for gamers. Now, I may not be a big gamer, but I do know a thing...

The Good and Bad of Credit Karma in 2022

So Credit Karma might not be able to tell you exactly what your credit score is but the truth is you have so many scores that it hardly matters. What makes this free service great isn’t necessarily the credit scores it offers you but the tools it gives you to protect, monitor, and improve your overall credit.

Credit Karma Money Spend Account Review

Over the past few years, the free credit score site Credit Karma has expanded into other aspects of finance. This includes offering an unclaimed funds finder as well as a free tax filing platform (which they recently sold off to Block Inc now that Intuit's purchase of Credit Karma has been completed). Additionally, Credit Karma has rolled out a free checking account in the form of Credit Karma Money Spend ...

Varo Bank Review: The FinTech With a National Bank Charter

Last year, Varo Money made history by becoming the first FinTech firm to be awarded a national bank charter — resulting in the new name Varo Bank. Although I hadn't previously used Varo Money, they always struck me as an intriguing service that put its customers first. So, is that same spirit still present in Varo Bank? Let's take a look at what Varo Bank has to offer, including the...

A Round-Up of FinTech Banking Options for Teens and Kids

One of the important lessons we learn in our lives is how to manage our money. Yet, financial education is often lacking from the curriculum taught to students in school. Furthermore, while learning the basics from books and lessons can be helpful, it's the "real world" experience that can really drive these principles home. That's why, in recent years, a number of financial technology companies (or "FinTechs") have created platforms...

Robinhood Announces Cash Card, Replaces Cash Management Offering

More than two years after Robinhood officially launched its Cash Management account, the popular investment app is set to replace it with a new offering. Today, the company announced the impending debut of the Robinhood Cash Card. With the new card, users will be able to earn rewards and automatically grow their investment portfolio while making everyday debit purchases. According to a blog post on the company's site, the Robinhood...

Robinhood Cash Management Account Review (2022)

It’s hard to believe that it’s now been several years since the stock trading app Robinhood announced it was launching a cash management account. That offering — then dubbed Robinhood Checking & Savings — was quickly scrapped and the entire episode was a bit of an embarrassment for the company. Nevertheless, the core of the idea was later resurrected and now exists as the Robinhood Cash Management account. Speaking of...