Category: Financial

Money at 30: Cashback Monitor Review

As most people these days are surely aware, shopping online comes with many conveniences and advantages. Among them is the fact that there are a variety of rewards and cashback platforms that consumers can use to score themselves a better deal. The only downside to this is that, with more portals popping up all the time (and their offers updating daily if not even more often), it can be difficult...

Lemonade Renters Insurance Overview (2022)

For as long as I've written this column, I've been a big advocate of renters insurance. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, it seems the majority of apartment dwellers and the like still don't carry policies to protect their belongings. Luckily, Lemonade is changing that by flipping the script on the insurance model and making it easier to get a policy. Let's take a look at what Lemonade is, how their...

Money at 30: Everplans Review

As I've detailed many times before, I have a metric ton of bank accounts these days thanks to my duties as a FinTech reviewer. Because of this, every so often, my wife will see a new debit card come in the mail and half-jokingly ask, "So, how am I supposed to find all of these accounts if you die?" That's actually a really good question — and one I'd honestly...

Money at 30: FloatMe App Review

Over the years, there have definitely been times when I really could have used a few extra dollars in my bank account before payday arrived. Lacking options, my younger days were filled with overdraft fees that only made my financial situation worse. Luckily, these days, there are a growing number of tools that consumers can use to not only avoid these dreaded overdraft fees but also hopefully avoid pricey payday...

Emma App Review

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 cashback vehicles to budgeting tools. That’s why I’m always excited to learn about new apps to review. Lucky for me, a few years ago I received an email...

What is Credit Sesame and How Does It Compare to Credit Karma?

Credit Sesame is a great place to start for learning about your credit and how to improve it, but is it better than Credit Karma?

Digit Saving App Review (2022)

Everyone knows that they should strive to save money and break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck... but that's always far easier said than done. Most of the reason for this is strictly financial but a part of it can actually be mental as well. Sometimes looking at your checking balance might lead you to believe that you simply can't afford to be setting aside anything. Enter Digit and...

Peak Money App Review

With a new year now upon us, you can bet that many Americans are looking to make changes to their money habits. Specifically, now more than ever, people are realizing the importance of setting money aside in savings. Luckily, there are now a variety of apps that can help them do that — including one I recently discovered called Peak Money. Having used Peak Money for the past couple of...