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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: Varo Bank Review

Last year, Varo Money made history by becoming the first FinTech firm to be awarded a national bank charter — resulting in the new name Varo Bank. Although I hadn't previously used Varo Money, they always struck me as an intriguing service that put its customers first. So, is that...

Money at 30: Betterment Checking and Cash Reserve Review

A couple of years ago, a number of FinTechs of all stripes went through a phase where they decided to launch high-yield savings accounts along with debit cards. Among those joining this trend was Betterment, which is mostly known for its roboadvisor platform. After hearing about these offerings for a...

Money at 30: Claritus Review 1

As someone who reviews a lot of apps and services, I end up keeping my money in a lot of different places. Conveniently, this also means that I get to put several aggregation tools to the test. While this has led me to more well-known services such as Mint and...

AAA Review: Is AAA Worth It in 2021? 5

When I turned 16 years old and got my driver’s license, one of the gifts my father gave me was a AAA (American Automobile Association) membership. Cut to 2013, following a short lapse in membership, my wife and I decided that our road-tripping ways would make having AAA a smart...

Money at 30: 3 Debit Cards I Actually Use (and Why) 3

If you asked me 10 years ago whether debit cards or credit cards were better, I would have definitely said the former. After a bad brush with credit in my early 20s, I was a debit-only guy until I got married. Then, once realizing that my credit had since rebounded...

What is WalletHub? A Look at the Free Credit Monitoring Service 10

WalletHub is another free credit-monitoring site similar to CreditSesame and Credit Karma. However, while WalletHub does include a number of comparable data points to those competing sites, it also offers a wealth of information and helpful tools that make it stand out from the pack. In Kyle's review he'll take...

2021 Clarity Money Review 4

Overall I'd say that, if you really want an app to help you track your spending and stay on top of your budget, Clarity Money likely won't have everything you're looking for (perhaps try Mint instead or in addition). However, as a banking hub and a daily financial feed, the...

Money at 30: Public Stock Trading App Review 3

If you're in the market for an affordable and easy-to-use brokerage account, you're certainly not alone. Thanks in part to unique market conditions as well as the recent "Gamestonk" phenomenon (including the Robinhood fallout from the event), there seems to be a new level of excitement surrounding FinTech trading apps....