Financial

Money at 30: "Choose FI" Book Review 3

Every day, millions of adults wake up only to head to a job they despise in order to make just enough money to fund a life they likely fell into. And then there are those who wake up and do whatever they're passionate about because the money they worked for...

Comparing the Growing List of FinTech Debit Cards 3

It’s hard to believe there was once a time when your payment options were mostly limited to cash, credit card, or the dreaded check. Finally the debit card was introduced, giving customers access to their checking funds via a piece of plastic that looked and functioned much like a credit...

Money at 30: Rakuten / Ebates vs. Dosh — In 2020 Which is the Better Cashback Tool? 4

The idea of earning cash back on your purchases for seemingly no reason is one of those “if it sounds too good to be true…” triggers for many people. For evidence of this, just type in “Is Rakuten…” or “Is Dosh…” into Google and notice how “legit?” is near the...

Charlie Messenger Review: Does the Penguin Really Give Good Money Advice? 3

No matter who you are, we could all 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...

A Look at How Rakuten (Ebates) Works in 2020 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 cashback sites, as it seems to be the largest of its kind by far, boasting deals from more...

Money at 30: Money Patrol Review 2

These days there's certainly no shortage of tools that can help you build and stick to a budget, monitor your investments, and otherwise keep a better hold on your finances. The latest of these services to come to my attention is Money Patrol. Like Personal Capital and Mint before it,...

Long Game Review (2020): How the App Makes Saving Money Fun 8

Long Game is a personal finance app that rewards users for setting aside money in a savings account by allowing them to unlock games of chance that could potentially add to their stash. It's a novel concept to be sure — but does it actually work?