Category: Financial

Money at 30: Spiral Review — Charity Giving and Digital Banking Meet

One of my favorite things about covering the state of FinTech is that there are so many fresh takes on what a digital banking account can be. That was definitely the case with Bella Loves Me, which focuses on random acts of kindness between users. The same can also be said of the app Spiral, which combines neobank features with a charity giving platform. So, how does Spiral execute on...

Money at 30: PrizePool Review

Over the past few years, there have been a growing number of apps that have sought to make saving a bit more fun (or at least not as painfully boring). This includes tools like Long Game Rewards as well as prize-linked accounts such as Yotta Savings. On that note, I recently came across another prize-linked banking app that has some notable features of its own: PrizePool. So, how does PrizePool...

Fold Bitcoin Rewards App Review (2021)

Ever since Bitcoin surged (circa 2017), there’s been plenty of intrigue, investment, and confusion about the cryptocurrency. All of these aspects were reinvigorated this year when crypto went on another run, reminding us all that the asset is known for its volatility. Through it all, however, despite some apps and tools that have worked to demystify Bitcoin, there are still plenty who are a bit lost about the whole thing....

Aspiration Banking Review (2021) — Are Recent Changes for the Better?

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 to change with my account — first for better and then, later… not so much. Most recently, in March and...

Money at 30: Current Banking Review

I like to fancy myself a bit of an aficionado when it comes to FinTechs and neobanks, seeing as I've reviewed plenty of them in the past. Yet, while I may have heard of some such options, I'm occasionally taken aback at just how big some of these players are. For example, as it turns out, the banking service Current (not to be confused with the music and rewards app...

Money at 30: "Broke Millennial Talks Money" Book Review

As much as I've enjoyed listening to audiobooks over the past few months thanks to my Audible subscription, this weekend, it was time to return to the world of physical media by reading a book I've had on my list for a while. Late last year, author Erin Lowry released the third book in her Broke Millennial series, following the original and the Broke Millennial Takes on Investing follow-up. This...

Money at 30: Fold Bitcoin Rewards Debit Card Review

Not long after I reviewed the Bitcoin rewards app Fold, I got an email informing me that I'd made it off the waitlist and would now have the opportunity to try out their new debit card. What's more, as an early adopter, I had the chance to see the product evolve, improve, and eventually become what it is today. On that note, with Fold now opening the product to the...

Bella Loves Me (Bella) Review

What first made me interested in Bella was its concept that emphasized random acts of kindness between its members. So, how does this work in practice? Let's take a look at some of the basics of Bella as well as my experience so far.