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?

Amazon Closing Its AmazonSmile Charitable Giving Program

In some bad news for Amazon customers and non-profit organizations alike, the online retail giant has announced that it's ending its AmazonSmile service. According to an email sent to customers, the program will be wound down by February 20th. Instead, the company says it will focus on some of its other philanthropic efforts including its Housing Equity Fund, its Community Delivery Program, Amazon Disaster Relief, and more along with continuing...

Business Banking Startup Mayfair Emerges from Stealth Mode

A FinTech that helps businesses earn a healthy return on their money is ready to raise its profile. As TechCrunch reports, Mayfair recently emerged from stealth mode and is offering businesses up to 4.02% APY on their parked cash. The startup has partnered with Evolve Bank & Trust — one of the top FinTech partner banks — as well as Stripe. To date, Mayfair has raised a total of $10...

Money at 30: My Top 3 Finance Apps and Tools to Watch in 2023

Over the past few years, I've offered up my list of the top FinTech apps and tools. This originally started as a way to highlight a few of my favorite tools but eventually evolved to also highlight offerings from startups I just found fascinating. Well, as it turns out, my track record has been a bit hit-or-miss on that front. So, this time around, I thought I'd keep the tradition...

Simon American Express Card from Cardless Officially Launches

Last fall, Simon Property Ground, American Express, and Cardless announced that they'd be teaming up to debut a new rewards credit card. Now, that product — the Simon American Express Card — has officially launched. In turn, new specifics about the offering have emerged. Starting with the headline rewards, Simon American Express cardholders will be able to earn 3% back on purchases they make at retailers located in any Simon...

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...

JPMorgan Chase Suing Founder of FinTech Frank for Fraud

In September of 2021, JPMorgan Chase announced that it was acquiring the FinTech startup Frank — a company started in 2017 by then-24-year-old Charlie Javice — for $175 million. Now, more than 18 months later, Chase is suing Javice and has shut down the Frank site. As CNBC reports, the bank is accusing Javice of fraud, saying the founder manufactured a number of fake accounts. In fact, they estimate that...

Survey: Americans Lose Average of $1,819 to Financial Illiteracy

How does a deficit in financial education impact the wallets of Americans? A recent survey conducted by the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) asked more than 3,000 consumers, "During the past year, about how much money do you think you lost because you lacked knowledge about personal finances?” The majority (61.8%) reported losing between $0 and $499 due to their financial illiteracy. However, 15% said that they'd missed out on...