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Money at 30: "Financial Freedom" Book Review

When my wife and I decided to move from Los Angeles to Springfield, Missouri, we did so in a bid to have more financial freedom. Sure enough, the savings associated with that relocation have helped get us on track for building an emergency fund and getting started with investing. Yet,...

Money at 30: Charlie Messenger Review 2

No matter who you are, we could also use a little help when it comes to handling our money. This could mean everything from hiring a financial advisor or talking to a savvy friend to using an app or online service to keep an eye on your spending. But what...

Money at 30: Credit Strong Review 3

When I walked into FinCon 2018, I had never heard of the concept of a credit builder loan. Thus my mind was slightly blown after I discovered Self Lender (now known as Self). Funny enough, this year's FinCon introduced me to another credit building loan company: Credit Strong. Like with...

What is Rakuten? Is It Legit? 8

If there’s one website that I’ve seen come across again and again since I’ve taken an interest in personal finance matters, it’s Ebates. As Mint is to budgeting apps, Ebates is to cash back sites, as it seems to be the largest of its kind by far, boasting deals from...

Money at 30: Emma App Review 3

If you were to snatch my smartphone and scroll through my many pages of applications, you'd probably notice a bit of a trend. Among the various games and standards like YouTube, Instagram, and Timehop, you'd find several personal finance apps ranging from cash back vehicles to budgeting tools. That's why...

Money at 30: "Young, Fun & Financially Free" Book Review 3

Personal finance often gets a bad rap. Despite dozens if not hundreds of bloggers insisting that, no, budgeting doesn't mean depriving yourself of all non-essential spending, there's no question that this is still the impression most people get. Enter another expert here to insist that you can indeed lead a...

Money at 30: Paribus Review (2019) 3

Have you ever pulled the trigger on a purchase only to watch the price fall mere days later? That's the frustration Paribus aims to alleviate and eliminate. The Capital One-owned service helps consumers claim refunds on their purchases when items drop in price or their packages arrive after their promised...

Money at 30: Mezu and MezuCard Review 4

What did we do before apps like Venmo and Square Cash? Given how easy these peer to peer (P2P) payment apps have made sending money between friends, it's really no wonder why they've become so popular. That said there is one minor flaw in these apps: you typically need to...