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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: Lili Review — A Digital Bank Account for Freelancers 1

Being a freelancer often means enduring some unique personal finance situations. From irregular income and quarterly taxes to business expenses mingling with personal purchases, managing both sides of your money can be difficult. Thus, the digital banking service Lili has created a platform meant to ease these pain points while...

Instacart Review — Is it Worth it? 3

Saturday mornings used to be simple. With my wife working late on Friday nights, we’d usually get up at a leisurely hour, make some coffee, and maybe go stroll the mall or see a movie. But, on one particular Saturday, I woke thinking, “I need groceries… but I also don’t...

What is Credit Sesame and How Does It Compare to Credit Karma? 3

Credit Sesame is a great place to start for learning about your credit and how to improve it, but is it better than Credit Karma?

Money at 30: “Utopia for Realists” Book Review

Sometimes it seems that a personality goes from being nowhere on my radar to appearing everywhere I turn. One might assume this to be a case of the subconscious becoming conscious... but it’s more likely to be a symptom of a book promotion cycle. That’s the case with Dutch author...

Money at 30: Aldi Curbside Pickup — Is it Worth it? 3

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...

Money at 30: Sesame Cash Review (Credit Sesame Debit Card) 3

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...

Money at 30: EveryDollar Review 3

For the most part, a lot of the budgeting apps I've reviewed have been fairly similar. Although they might include some different features and interfaces, they all largely do the same thing. That's what makes EveryDollar stand out as a unique option — for better or worse. So what is...

Money at 30: "Passive Income, Aggressive Retirement" Book Review 3

As I may have mentioned in earlier columns, I've been making a point of doing more book reviews as of late. Yet, when I set out this goal, I didn't really have a reading list in mind. That's why it's always exciting to discover a new potential option — in...