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Money at 30: Mint vs. Personal Capital 3

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...

Money at 30: Is AAA Worth It? 3

When I turned 16 years old and got my driver's license, one of the gifts my father gave me was a AAA (American Automobile Association) membership. Cut to 2013, following a short lapse in membership, my wife and I decided that our road-tripping ways would make having AAA a smart...

Money at 30: InboxDollars vs. Survey Junkie Review 3

There's an old joke that suggests that, like a certain body part, everyone has an opinion. But did you know that you can make money by offering your opinions on brands, movie trailers, politics, and more? It's true — as the sites InboxDollars and Survey Junkie prove. Both of these...

Money at 30: Lemonade Renters Insurance Review

For as long as I've written this column, I've been a big advocate of renters insurance. Unfortunately, despite my best efforts, it seems the majority of apartment dwellers and the like still don't carry policies to protect their belongings. Luckily, Lemonade is trying to change that by not only making...

Money at 30: "The War on Normal People" Book Review

If you thought that the 2016 Republican presidential primary was packed, take a look at the roster of Democrats looking to earn their party's nomination in 2020. Among the nearly two dozen Dems courting voters are established brands like Vice President Joe Biden, Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren alongside...

Money at 30: "I Will Teach You To Be Rich (2nd Edition)" Book Review 3

Ever since I started paying attention to personal finance blogs, it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Ramit Sethi's I Will Teach You to Be Rich would be included on any given list of the best books to read. More recently, Sethi has popped up repeatedly in my life,...

Money at 30: Digit App Review 3

Everyone knows that they should strive to save money and break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck... but that's always far easier said than done. Most of the reason for this is strictly financial but a part of it can actually be mental as well. Sometimes looking at your...

Money at 30: 2019 Ibotta App Review 3

I remember the first time I was introduced to the concept of digital coupons. For some reason I was looking at the website for my local grocery store when I found a section dedicated to coupons. At the time I was confused how you redeemed these coupons since they weren't...