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.

2022 SoFi Checking and Savings (SoFi Money) Review

Ever since I started taking an interest in the FinTech sector, one company whose name I’ve seen pop up over and over again is SoFi. Despite that, lately it seems as though that theme has been sent into overdrive as the company has not only become a household name thanks to its stadium naming rights deal but also because of the company’s continued expansions. However, the most interesting development in...

Money at 30: American Express Rewards Checking Review

When you think about American Express, there's a good chance that premium credit cards come to mind. That's definitely understandable as the company not only boasts a $695 annual fee Platinum Card but is also home to the legendarily clandestine Centurion card — AKA "The Black Card." Despite this reputation, Amex has been branching out in recent years. Now, its latest shot at growing its customer base comes in the...

Point Neon Debit Card Review — Worth the Fee?

A few months back, I remember seeing an ad for a debit card called Point. With the sleek site, brightly colored cards, and attractive benefits, I was definitely interested. Well, that was until I saw that there was an annual fee — an annual fee... for a debit card?! That's where things stayed until recently when I saw that Point raised an impressive funding round, leading me to take a...

Spiral Review — Charity Giving and Digital Banking Meet

One of my favorite things about covering the state of FinTech is that there are so many fresh takes on what a digital banking account can be. That was definitely the case with Bella Loves Me, which focuses on random acts of kindness between users. The same can also be said of the app Spiral, which combines neobank features with a charity giving platform. So, how does Spiral execute on...

AAA Review: Is AAA Worth It in 2022?

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 idea. However, with other automotive assistance options available these days, is AAA still worth the cost? If you’re considering a...

Money at 30: Aspiration Zero Credit Card Overview

Last year, the environmentally-minded neobank Aspiration announced that it would be launching a credit card (which is issued by Beneficial State Bank). However, at the time, there weren't a ton of details about what the card would offer. Luckily, more recently, the Aspiration Zero card has become more widely available, giving us a better look at how the product enables consumers to offset their carbon footprint while also earning rewards....

A Look at Turo and How You Can Make Money With Your Car

As someone who works at home and has a spouse who does the same, there are plenty of times when our car sits lonely outside of our apartment. Sure we’ve been known to take the occasional road trip and, of course, have errands to run, but there have been times when I’ve wondered if we would be better off renting our car out when we weren’t using it. I had...

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...