Category: Product Reviews

Looking to improve your personal finances or run your small business more efficiently? We review the best services, apps, and tools for managing your personal finances, as well as tools and services for improving small business productivity and profitability.

Money at 30: Vital Card Review - What You Need to Know

Ultimately, as concerning as it may look at first glance, I have no qualms about Vital Card's proposed concept and think it could be a hit. Moreover, since all that is currently required to sign up is an e-mail address, I really don't see any harm in giving it a shot at this juncture.

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

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, being announced as a guest mentor for the Teachable Creator Challenge as well as a speaker at the 2019 FinCon...

Money at 30: 2019 Ibotta App Review

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 in the typical print-and-clip format but, soon enough, I realized that I just needed to link them to my store...

Money at 30: "Broke Millennial Takes on Investing" Book Review

There's a common belief that, having come of age during the Great Recession, most Millennials have been turned off to investing. Well, until relatively recently, you could count me among those of my generation that were either too afraid, too uninformed,  or just too broke to invest. Perhaps that's why the second entry in Erin Lowry's aptly titled Broke Millennial book series is dedicated to the topic. The result is...

Money at 30: "Broke Millennial" Book Review

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through Twitter when I saw a tweet from @BrokeMillennial (AKA Erin Lowry) about her upcoming book Broke Millennial Takes On Investing. Considering the recent interest I've taken in learning more about investing and building a portfolio, I immediately pre-ordered the book — which is being released today. However, before diving into that title when it arrives on my doorstep, I figured I should take...

Money at 30: How I'm Saving Money with T-Mobile

Earlier this year, I suddenly found myself inspired to reassess some of the bills I had taken for granted and find new ways I could be saving money. As part of this goal I realized that, after a 10+ year run, perhaps it was time that I considered leaving AT&T and looking at a different carrier. Incidentally I've actually had my phone number with all four major U.S. carriers at...

Money at 30: Zeta App Review

Just about everyone these days knows that one of the most common topics those in relationships argue about is money. At the same time personal finance apps that help you stay on top of your spending and budget have become plentiful in recent years. Therefore it only makes sense that a finance app aimed at couples would come along — and that app is Zeta. Let's a look at what...

Rakuten vs. Ebates — What's Changing With the Cashback Tool

Lately you may have seen commercials teaching you how to pronounce "Rakuten." Of course these spots aren't just about phonics but about earning cash back. This is driven home by the tagline, "Rakuten: A more rewarding way to shop." If that's the case, how does Rakuten compare to established cash back tools such as Ebates? Well, spoiler alert: they're actually one and the same. Although Rakuten purchased Ebates back in...