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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 Bumped Review — Yes You Really Can Earn Stocks When You Shop 10

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...

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...

Clarity Money - Why It Makes a Great Banking Hub 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: The Good and Bad of Credit Karma in 2020 3

So Credit Karma might not be able to tell you exactly what your credit score is but the truth is you have so many scores that it hardly matters. What makes this free service great isn’t necessarily the credit scores it offers you but the tools it gives you to...

Money at 30: Bask Bank Review 3

As a kid, I remember my parents explaining to me how savings accounts work. By keeping my money with the bank, they'd pay me a little something extra, allowing my account to grow. Yes, the concept of savings accounts hasn't changed a whole heck of a lot since, well, ever...

Aspiration Banking Review (2020) — Are Recent Changes for the Better? 5

There was once a time when I thought perhaps I had too many bank accounts. Yet, since then, I’ve only found more attractive accounts to open. One of the additions I made to my roster back in 2018 was Aspiration. Not long after I opened an account, several things started...

Square Cash Card Review (2020) 12

Have you ever owned something for years before one day you suddenly discovered a super useful function you never knew it had? That’s essentially what happened to me with Square Cash. Despite downloading the app long ago, I apparently didn’t keep up with its growing power and ability to save...

Money at 30: "The Velvet Rope Economy" Book Review 4

Is air travel getting worse or has it only gotten better? That depends on who you ask — and often how much money they have. For those forced to fly coach, it's not uncommon to hear about increasingly cramped seats or having to resort to airlines that won't even serve...