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Money at 30: Goldbelly Review 3

If you ask anyone that knows me, they'll tell you that I am no foodie. Heck, I don't even like the word "foodie." Yet, even with how basic I am when it comes to food, I still know when something is good and especially know when something is special. That's...

Comparing the Growing List of FinTech Debit Cards 3

It’s hard to believe there was once a time when your payment options were mostly limited to cash, credit card, or the dreaded check. Finally the debit card was introduced, giving customers access to their checking funds via a piece of plastic that looked and functioned much like a credit...

Money at 30: Credit Sesame Cash vs. Credit Karma Money Spend 3

A few months back, I decided to compare two digital banking accounts from two free credit score sites: Credit Karma Money Save (then known simply as Credit Karma Savings) and Credit Sesame Cash. While it made sense to pit these options against each other given their origin, the truth is...

Credit Karma Money Save (Credit Karma Savings) Review 4

As someone who’s written about FinTech for a couple of years now, I’ve definitely spotted a few trends along the way. One of the biggest I’ve seen is the expansions many startups have made by adding basic banking services to their other offerings. Case in point: Credit Karma Savings —...

Money at 30: Credit Karma Money Spend Account Review 3

Over the past few years, the free credit score site Credit Karma has expanded into other aspects of finance. This includes offering an unclaimed funds finder as well as a free tax filing platform— which it recently announced would be sold off to Square when Intuit's purchase of Credit Karma...

Money at 30: "Buy the Avocado Toast" Book Review 3

There sure are a lot of stereotypes about Millennials, aren't there? Nevermind the fact that most media outlets don't seem to know what even constitutes a "Millennial," my generation has often been regarded as lazy and entitled, with other baseless assertions being peppered in over time. One of the more...

American Express Adds More Temporary Benefits to Platinum Card

Last year, when it became clear that travel wasn't going to be resuming in earnest anytime soon, American Express added some temporary benefits to its premium $550 a year Platinum Card to help bring value to grounded cardholders. This included offering $20 a month in monthly statement credits for wireless...

Money at 30: Top 5 Personal Finance Apps and Tools to Watch in 2021 2

Each year, I end up reviewing/re-reviewing plenty of different FinTech apps and tools. Along the way, in the back of my mind, I'm keeping track of which of these offerings I'll feature on my best-of list for the new year. Now the time has come for such a list —...