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

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...

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...