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...

2022 SoFi Checking and Savings (SoFi Money) Review

Ever since I started taking an interest in the FinTech sector, one company whose name I’ve seen pop up over and over again is SoFi. Despite that, lately it seems as though that theme has been sent into overdrive as the company has not only become a household name thanks to its stadium naming rights deal but also because of the company’s continued expansions. However, the most interesting development in...

Sesame Cash Review (Credit Sesame Debit Card)

As someone who likes to keep up to date with what different FinTech companies and apps are doing, it's always interesting to see when a service I've previously reviewed has a new product. Incidentally, this is something that's been happening a lot lately — especially when it comes to platforms launching their own debit cards. Well, the latest in the trend is the free credit score site Credit Sesame, which...

T-Mobile Money Review (2022)

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...

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 it recently announced would be sold off to Block Inc (formerly Square) when Intuit's purchase of Credit Karma is completed. Now, Credit Karma is rolling out a free checking account in the form of Credit...

Money at 30: Ando Bank Review

If you're a long-time follower of my column, you've probably seen me discuss the digital banking account Aspiration before. While I was pleased with how that account balanced an environmental message and being a solid banking product at first, things went downhill quickly as the latter elements suffered significantly. That's why I was excited to discover another green-centric banking option in Ando. So what does Ando have to offer and...