Category: Product Reviews

Looking to improve your personal finances or run your small business more efficiently? We review the best services, apps, and tools for managing your personal finances, as well as tools and services for improving small business productivity and profitability.

Money at 30: Bilt Rewards Mastercard Review

A few months back, I was introduced to the Bilt Rewards Mastercard when it was announced that Wells Fargo would be issuing the card. What interested me in the product was that, at long last, it would reward cardholders on one of their largest monthly expenses: rent. Looking more closely at the card, I found that I had a lot of questions — and ones that I likely couldn't answer unless...

Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card Review

Ever since my financial awakening and my decision to start using credit cards again, an obvious trend has developed. You see, anytime I get a new card and say to myself (and to my wife), "I think we're all set now," I inevitably find another card that tempts me with its rewards.  That's what happened with the Chase Sapphire Preferred — except that it wasn't the card's primary rewards that...

Ibotta App Review (2022)

I remember the first time I was introduced to the concept of digital coupons. For some reason, I was looking at the website for my local grocery store when I found a section dedicated to coupons. At the time I was confused about how you redeemed these coupons since they weren't in the typical print-and-clip format but, soon enough, I realized that I just needed to link them to my...

Money at 30: "Cashing Out" Audiobook Review

It's time yet again for another personal finance audiobook review. This month, I had the chance to check out Cashing Out: Win the Wealth Game by Walking Away by Julien and Kiersten Saunders of the Rich & Regular podcast. Having seen this duo at past FinCon events and all over personal finance Twitter, I was excited to pick this one up on Audible and give it a listen during my...

Fold Spin, Spin+ Bitcoin Rewards Debit Card Review

Not long after I initially reviewed the Bitcoin rewards app Fold, I got an email informing me that I'd made it off the waitlist and would have the opportunity to try out their new debit card. Since then, I saw the product evolve as an early adopter before the card even went truly public. However, speaking of evolution, the Fold debit card recent underwent another round of changes that have...

Does the Apple Card Belong In Your Wallet? (2022 Review)

In 2019, Apple announced what many had suspected: it was releasing its own credit card. While Goldman Sachs would be the ones actually issuing the product, the card would combine the user-friendly tech and stylish aesthetic that the company’s cult has grown accustomed to. Then the Apple Card arrived — and so, naturally, I had to get one for myself. I’ll admit that my interest in Apple Card came more...

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.

2022 Bumped Review — Yes You Really Can Earn Stocks When You Shop Online

With a stellar line-up of brands on board and an easy-to-use platform, Bumped has quickly become one of my favorite financial apps to use. With Bumped still in its public beta phase, I'm very much looking forward to seeing what happens with the app from here. If all goes according to plan, I believe the app could very well change the way we think about brand loyalty schemes, while also...