Category: Personal Finance

Money at 30: The Power of Parity

As I write this, my wife and I are once again in France. Unbelievably, this is our third visit in under a year as we continue to cover developments at Disneyland Paris for Laughing Place. However, this particular trip is a bit special for a couple of reasons. First, we're here to report on the opening of the new Avengers Campus land — which, as big Marvel fans, we're very excited...

Survey Finds Americans Relying More on Credit Cards

With the economy hitting some sour notes, it looks as though the use of credit is on the rise. According to Credit Sesame's latest Personal Finance and Credit survey, Americans are relying more on credit cards now than they were last year. In fact, the percentage of respondents who reported using more than half of their available credit limit increased by nine points when compared to last year's survey. Additionally,...

Money at 30: What it Was Like Purchasing My First Life Insurance Policy

A few weeks back, I reviewed a platform called Everplans that helps you organize important documents and info for your loved ones lest anything happen to you. On the heels of that, I penned a post all about preparing your finances for after your death. During the process of writing these articles, I couldn't help but think about how I had yet to purchase a life insurance policy of my...

Robinhood Cryptocurrency Wallet Overview

For years — pretty much from the moment Robinhood introduced support for cryptocurrencies — users have clamored for a way to send their assets off-platform via wallets. Finally, after literal years, the app began rolling out such a function in late 2021, with the roll-out continuing into the new year. Now, in addition to buying and selling select crypto assets, Robinhood customers can also send and receive coins. But how...

Uber Relaunches UberPool as UberX Share

With demand for travel continuing to rise, the ridesharing app Uber has announced a feature to help both travelers and commuters to get to their destinations while saving money. After previously pausing its UberPool service option during the pandemic, Uber is now rolling out a replacement called UberX Share. At this time, the new option is available to riders in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix, San...

Credit Karma Money Spend Adds Cashback Offers for Cardholders

Those looking to add some extra cash back into their pocket will soon have a new option. This week, the popular credit monitoring site Credit Karma announced a new feature for its Credit Karma Money customers. Now, debit cardholders will be able to earn cashback when making purchases from select retailers. According to the site, the list of eligible retailers includes national chains, such as Adidas and Shake Shack, as...

Instacart Express Rebrands as Instacart+, Announces New Features

The popular grocery delivery app Instacart is refreshing its branding. Today, it was announced that the subscription service known as Instacart Express would be renamed Instacart+. With that "plus" comes a couple of new features that could be beneficial to families using the service. Similar to its predecessor, Instacart+ will offer members free delivery on orders of $35 or more, 5% credit back on eligible pick-up orders, and reduced service...

WalletHub Names Best Credit Card Rewards Program For 2022

Are rewards credit cards worth it? It likely depends on which issuer and card option you choose. Now, to assist in that search, the personal finance site WalletHub has released its annual ranking of the best credit card reward programs. For the seventh year in a row, Capital One was named the best overall credit card rewards program. Furthermore, the bank's Venture card was declared their best, offering cardholders an...