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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: Credit Strong Review 3

When I walked into FinCon 2018, I had never heard of the concept of a credit builder loan. Thus my mind was slightly blown after I discovered Self Lender (now known as Self). Funny enough, this year's FinCon introduced me to another credit building loan company: Credit Strong. Like with...

What is Rakuten? Is It Legit? 8

If there’s one website that I’ve seen come across again and again since I’ve taken an interest in personal finance matters, it’s Ebates. As Mint is to budgeting apps, Ebates is to cash back sites, as it seems to be the largest of its kind by far, boasting deals from...

Money at 30: Emma App Review 3

If you were to snatch my smartphone and scroll through my many pages of applications, you'd probably notice a bit of a trend. Among the various games and standards like YouTube, Instagram, and Timehop, you'd find several personal finance apps ranging from cash back vehicles to budgeting tools. That's why...

Money at 30: "Young, Fun & Financially Free" Book Review 3

Personal finance often gets a bad rap. Despite dozens if not hundreds of bloggers insisting that, no, budgeting doesn't mean depriving yourself of all non-essential spending, there's no question that this is still the impression most people get. Enter another expert here to insist that you can indeed lead a...

Money at 30: My Initial Apple Card Review 3

Earlier this year, 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. Now the Apple Card is...

Bumped Review — Earn Stocks When You Shop 6

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...

Money at 30: Paribus Review (2019) 3

Have you ever pulled the trigger on a purchase only to watch the price fall mere days later? That's the frustration Paribus aims to alleviate and eliminate. The Capital One-owned service helps consumers claim refunds on their purchases when items drop in price or their packages arrive after their promised...

Money at 30: Mezu and MezuCard Review 4

What did we do before apps like Venmo and Square Cash? Given how easy these peer to peer (P2P) payment apps have made sending money between friends, it's really no wonder why they've become so popular. That said there is one minor flaw in these apps: you typically need to...