Category: Financial

Money at 30: Savely App Review

For the past 18 months or so, planning travel has been a bit treacherous and frustrating to say the least. Meanwhile, many haven't even bothered trying to plan a trip for fear that it will likely get canceled (see: my latest booking cancelation). However, with at least some hope on the horizon, it's understandable that some may be fantasizing about taking the trip of their dreams in 2022 or beyond....

Mint vs. Personal Capital: How Do the Finance Platforms Compare?

Living into today’s FinTech-rich world, it’s almost difficult for me to think back to how things used to be. Using pencil and paper or even spreadsheets to manage budgets? Having to visit a bank branch or ATM to check an account balance? And I can’t even imagine actually balancing a checkbook! Now you can do all of that and much more from various personal finance apps — two of which...

Money at 30: Yotta vs. PrizePool

In my time as a FinTech app reviewer, I've encountered a lot of interesting and mold-breaking banking offerings. One such platform that fits this description is Yotta Savings, which allows savers to win cash prizes through weekly drawings. Funny enough, nearly a year after I initially reviewed Yotta, the app PrizePool came on my radar. In this case, the app... allows savers to win cash prizes through weekly drawings. However,...

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: "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...