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: Cashback Monitor Review

As most people these days are surely aware, shopping online comes with many conveniences and advantages. Among them is the fact that there are a variety of rewards and cashback platforms that consumers can use to score themselves a better deal. The only downside to this is that, with more portals popping up all the time (and their offers updating daily if not even more often), it can be difficult...

Lemonade Renters Insurance Overview (2022)

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 changing that by flipping the script on the insurance model and making it easier to get a policy. Let's take a look at what Lemonade is, how their...

Money at 30: "Things That Matter" Audiobook Review

A couple of years back, I reviewed the book The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own by Joshua Becker — a popular blogger (Becoming Minimalist) that I've continued to be a fan of. After reading it, I was inspired to start my own journey in the direction of minimalism, while admittedly falling well short of being a full-on convert. More recently, Becker released a...

Money at 30: Everplans Review

As I've detailed many times before, I have a metric ton of bank accounts these days thanks to my duties as a FinTech reviewer. Because of this, every so often, my wife will see a new debit card come in the mail and half-jokingly ask, "So, how am I supposed to find all of these accounts if you die?" That's actually a really good question — and one I'd honestly...

Money at 30: Karat Creator Card Review

I don't remember the first time I heard about Karat — but I know I've seen it plenty of times since. Each time I'd come across it on Instagram, I'd visit their site, only to learn that it was still invite-only. Luckily for me, a few months ago, I actually came across an invite code and was finally able to apply... only for the platform to seemingly open up to the...

Money at 30: FloatMe App Review

Over the years, there have definitely been times when I really could have used a few extra dollars in my bank account before payday arrived. Lacking options, my younger days were filled with overdraft fees that only made my financial situation worse. Luckily, these days, there are a growing number of tools that consumers can use to not only avoid these dreaded overdraft fees but also hopefully avoid pricey payday...

Emma App Review

If you were to snatch my smartphone and scroll through my many pages of applications, you’d probably notice a bit of a trend. Among the various games and standards like YouTube, Instagram, and Timehop, you’d find several personal finance apps ranging from cashback vehicles to budgeting tools. That’s why I’m always excited to learn about new apps to review. Lucky for me, a few years ago I received an email...

What is Credit Sesame and How Does It Compare to Credit Karma?

Credit Sesame is a great place to start for learning about your credit and how to improve it, but is it better than Credit Karma?