Financial

2019 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.

2019 Credit Sesame Review: What It Tells You About Your Credit 3

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?

Money at 30: "Work Optional" Book Review

Prior to attending last year's FinCon expo, I had certainly heard about FIRE (short for "financial independence, retire early) but it wasn't until I arrived at the conference that I realized how large the movement had grown. Of course, with popularity comes backlash, as some so-called "gurus" have questioned the...

What is Ebates? 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: Ebates vs. Dosh — Which is the Better Cash Back 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 Ebates…” or “Is Dosh…” into Google and notice how “legit?” is near the...

Clarity Money App Review (2019) 4

Overall I'd say that, if you really want an app to help you track your spending and stay on top of your budget, Clarity Money likely won't have everything you're looking for (perhaps try Mint instead or in addition). However, as a banking hub and a daily financial feed, the...

Money at 30: Goodbudget Review — Digitizing the Envelopes Method 2

Last week, I shared how my brother-in-law and his wife seemed to be ahead of me on some trends, leading us to book an Airbnb for our family visit this Thanksgiving. Considering that he's younger and hipper than me, that made a lot of sense. However, seeing as I've been...

Money at 30: Privacy.com Review — How it Could Help Keep Your Money Safe 5

First the bad news: considering all the major data breaches that have hit retailers, websites, and freaking credit bureaus alike, there's a very strong chance your personal info has been compromised at some point. Luckily, in addition to steps you can take such as freezing your credit reports to prevent...