Financial

Credit Strong Review (2021) 6

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, 2019’s FinCon introduced me to another credit building loan company: Credit Strong. Like with Self,...

Money at 30: "Know Yourself, Know Your Money" Book Review 3

Ever since I decided to start consuming and review more personal finance books, I've realized that I tend to stay in one main arena — namely early retirement and financial independence. However, when looking for recently-released titles, I came across something a bit different: a book called Know Yourself, Know...

2021 Mint Review: Much More Than Just a Budgeting App 3

Mint is a perhaps the most popular budgeting app around but, as it turns out, there's actually much more to it than that. With plenty of customization, helpful data, and easy-to-use features, Mint proves to be an essential personal finance tool for just about anyone.

Yes, You Can Earn Cash Back With Dosh 6

The bottom line is that the Dosh app works as well as I could have hoped for earning cash back and I'm excited to try some of the other features (namely the travel bookings) it has to offer. So, if you're looking to maximize your savings and perhaps even double...

Quickbooks TurboTax Self-Employed Tax Bundle Review (2021) 5

For the past few years now, I’ve successfully completed my own tax return. On that note, after trying Credit Karma Tax for a year, I’ve since decided to upgrade my Quickbooks Self-Employed subscription to the Tax Bundle. This option has entitled me to one free federal and state filing with...

Comparing the Growing List of 2021 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: Credit Sesame Cash vs. Credit Karma Money Spend 3

A few months back, I decided to compare two digital banking accounts from two free credit score sites: Credit Karma Money Save (then known simply as Credit Karma Savings) and Credit Sesame Cash. While it made sense to pit these options against each other given their origin, the truth is...

Credit Karma Money Save (Credit Karma Savings) Review 4

As someone who’s written about FinTech for a couple of years now, I’ve definitely spotted a few trends along the way. One of the biggest I’ve seen is the expansions many startups have made by adding basic banking services to their other offerings. Case in point: Credit Karma Savings —...