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.

Bilt Extends Rent Day Promotion for Black Friday and Beyond

In October, the unique Bilt Mastercard unveiled its inaugural Rent Day promotion, which included the opportunity for cardholders to earn double rewards and nearly all of their purchases on the first of the month. That deal returned in November alongside the addition of a United Airlines status match offer and more. Now, just in time for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, Bilt is extended December's Rent Day...

2022 Discover It Card Review: Still Feeling “It” After All These Years

Many years ago now, following what I called my financial awakening, I found that I was suddenly in the market for a new rewards credit card. This led me to start researching various cards before ultimately landing on my final choice: the Discover It card. Before we get into my hands-on review, let me explain what I liked about this card on paper and why I ultimately applied for it....

Money at 30: Barclays View Credit Card Review

From time to time, credit card issuers are forced to make changes to their product line-up. For example, while a bank may have previously partnered with another company for a co-branded card, the rights to that portfolio may have been sold to another issuer — or the brand just gets out of the credit card game altogether. That was the case in 2021 as the Barclays Apple Rewards card (which...

Money at 30: "The Winning Playbook" Book Review

Earlier this summer, I opened my email to find an unsolicited PDF copy of an upcoming book in my inbox. Well, it was upcoming back then but, now, The Winning Playbook: Strategies For Life On And Off The Field by authors Rob Welsh and Jonathan Ray Scott is available to all. So, with the football season (and, in turn, my fantasy football season) now well underway, I decided to spend...

Money at 30: When the Fee Hits - The Platinum Card 3 Years Later

All year long, I write about the various awesome things I get to do and ways I get to save with my American Express Platinum card. Nevertheless, when the annual fee hit my account earlier this month, it reminded me that holding the card does require a commitment. What's more, this was the first time I was assessed the new annual fee of $695, which increased from $550 last year....

Lemonade Pet Insurance Review: Policy Options & What's Covered

Pets have always been an important part of many American families. Yet, I don’t think I’d ever really considered the idea of purchasing insurance for a dog or cat until I learned that Lemonade was adding such an option. Cut to a mere month ago when my wife and I added a dog (we named her Rigby) to our family and now I’ve had a chance to take a closer...

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...