Category: Financial

A Look at Turo and How You Can Make Money With Your Car

As someone who works at home and has a spouse who does the same, there are plenty of times when our car sits lonely outside of our apartment. Sure we’ve been known to take the occasional road trip and, of course, have errands to run, but there have been times when I’ve wondered if we would be better off renting our car out when we weren’t using it. I had...

2021 SoFi Money Review

Ever since I started taking an interest in the FinTech sector, one company whose name I’ve seen pop up over and over again is SoFi. Despite that, lately it seems as though that theme has been sent into overdrive as the company has rolled out everything from a roboadvisory platform and active investing options to a slate of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). But, of all their many semi-recent expansions, the one...

Money at 30: NBKC Everything Bank Account Review

As I've reviewed a number of FinTech accounts over the years, I've seen a few banking partners come up again and again. Among them is NBKC — short for National Bank of Kansas City. Despite this, it wasn't until recently that I opened an account directly with the bank. Specifically, I opted for their Everything Account, which includes some key savings and checking features. With that, let's take a look...

Astra App Review (2021)

It’s often been said that one of the keys to bettering your finances is automation. By setting up good money habits, tasks like saving and budgeting suddenly don’t feel as painful. With that in mind, the app Astra takes automation to the next level, offering some unique transfer options along with other handy features. So how does Astra save you hassle when it comes to managing your money? Let’s take...

T-Mobile Money Review (2021)

More than two years ago now, I ended up switching my wireless service from AT&T to T-Mobile. In doing so, I was able to save money in a few different ways — but it turns out there was another savings opportunity I had overlooked until recently: T-Mobile Money. While this digital banking account is open to non-T-Mobile customers, those who do have T-Mobile or now Sprint postpaid plans (as opposed...

Aspiration Plus Review: Is the Account Option Worth It?

Over the past couple of years, even as I’ve opened plenty of other online banking accounts to review, there’s been one that’s stood out to me as doing something truly different: Aspiration. With their “Do Well. Do Good.” motto and balance between banking perks and environmental protection, they definitely made a mark — even getting the attention of Oscar winner Leo DiCaprio. Meanwhile, keeping up with Aspiration has proven to...

Bask Bank Review (2021)

As a kid, I remember my parents explaining to me how savings accounts work. By keeping my money with the bank, they’d pay me a little something extra, allowing my account to grow. Yes, the concept of savings accounts hasn’t changed a whole heck of a lot since, well, ever — but now Bask Bank has a novel idea. The recently-launched Bask Bank is introducing a unique twist on a...

Money at 30: Google Pay (for iOS) App Review

A few months ago, I saw an article about how Google Pay had revamped its app for iOS. This came as a surprise to me since I had no idea there was a Google Pay iPhone app. Nevertheless, I headed to the App Store and downloaded it. Further surprising me was that, despite the naming convention, Google Pay was not an Apple Pay wannabe and actually had a lot to...