Category: Financial

Credit Strong Review (2022)

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, Credit Strong features a number of loan options to meet the needs of different individuals. What’s more, the company also...

Instacart Review — Is it Worth it?

Saturday mornings used to be simple. With my wife working late on Friday nights, we’d usually get up at a leisurely hour, make some coffee, and maybe go stroll the mall or see a movie. But, on one particular Saturday, I woke up thinking, “I need groceries… but I also don’t want to go get them.” This was soon followed by another thought: Instacart. I was definitely late to the...

Sesame Cash Review (Credit Sesame Debit Card)

As someone who likes to keep up to date with what different FinTech companies and apps are doing, it's always interesting to see when a service I've previously reviewed has a new product. Incidentally, this is something that's been happening a lot lately — especially when it comes to platforms launching their own debit cards. Well, the latest in the trend is the free credit score site Credit Sesame, which...

T-Mobile Money Review (2022)

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...

Credit Karma Money Spend Account Review

Over the past few years, the free credit score site Credit Karma has expanded into other aspects of finance. This includes offering an unclaimed funds finder as well as a free tax filing platform— which it recently announced would be sold off to Block Inc (formerly Square) when Intuit's purchase of Credit Karma is completed. Now, Credit Karma is rolling out a free checking account in the form of Credit...

Current Banking Review (2022)

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, the banking service Current (not to be confused with the music and rewards app I also recently covered)...

One Finance Review (2022)

Having reviewed several digital banking account options over the past few years, it’s safe to say that most have pretty much the same few features to offer with only a couple of different twists. While the interest rate or debit card designs may differ, there usually isn’t a whole lot new under the Sun, as they say. That’s why I was intrigued when I came across One Finance, which seems...

Money at 30: BlockFi Interest Account Review

For years, I'd been hearing about cryptocurrencies and found myself increasingly intrigued. Unfortunately, at the time, I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to purchase, trade, or spend them. Thankfully, that's changed a lot in recent years as crypto and blockchain become more mainstream. Yet, what's interesting to me is that cryptocurrencies are still often treated as an investment instead of, well, currency. That's why BlockFi got...