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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.

2020 Self (formerly Self Lender) Review 3

Let’s face it: in today’s society, credit is important. Whether you want to buy a car, get a new mobile phone plan, own a home, or even rent an apartment, your lack of credit could prove problematic. Making matters worse, establishing credit can be a bit of a Catch 22...

Long Game Review (2020): How the App Makes Saving Money Fun 8

Long Game is a personal finance app that rewards users for setting aside money in a savings account by allowing them to unlock games of chance that could potentially add to their stash. It's a novel concept to be sure — but does it actually work?

Money at 30: Savology Review 3

For many Americans, the past few weeks have brought some major financial changes. While some are just trying to stay afloat, others are already looking ahead and searching for ways that they can be more prepared the next time around. For this latter group, a tool that could help them...

Is Bestow Term Life Insurance Right For You? 3

Americans seem to have a love-hate relationship with insurance. While many love the benefits that come with being covered by health insurance, car insurance, renters insurance, etc., seeking out a policy isn’t always top of mind. Furthermore, when it comes to certain types of insurance such as life insurance, many...

Money at 30: 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 a leisurely hour, make some coffee, and maybe go stroll the mall or see a movie. But, on this particular Saturday, I woke thinking, "I need groceries... but I also don't want...

2020 Pay with GasBuddy Review: Yes, You Can Legitimately Save Money Every Time You Fill 43

Put simply, the value proposition of Pay with GasBuddy is that you can use a special card that's accepted at most gas stations in order to save a few cents off of every gallon of gas you buy. That sounds good — almost too good, if you think like me.

Money at 30: "Start from Zero" Book Review

Something I often forget about myself is that I am technically a business owner. However, in my mind, there's a big difference between working for yourself and being an actual entrepreneur. With that in mind, I don't often look to books about business or entrepreneurdom (if that's even a word)...

Aspiration Plus Review: Is the New Account Option Worth It? 3

Over the past couple of years, even as I've opened plenty of other online banking accounts to review, there's been one that's stood out to me as doing something truly different: Aspiration. With their "Do Well. Do Good." motto and balance between banking perks and environmental protection, they definitely made...