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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: American Express Platinum Card Review 3

This review has been a long time coming... or at least it feels that way. It's now been a few months since I took the plunge and decided to apply for the Platinum Card from American Express — also known as the Amex Platinum card, American Express Platinum, Plat, and...

Charlie Messenger Review: Does the Penguin Really Give Good Money Advice? 3

No matter who you are, we could all use a little help when it comes to handling our money. This could mean everything from hiring a financial advisor or talking to a savvy friend to using an app or online service to keep an eye on your spending. But what...

Money at 30: Does the Apple Card Belong In Your Wallet? 3

Last year Apple announced what many had suspected: it was releasing its own credit card. While Goldman Sachs would be the ones actually issuing the product, the card would combine the user-friendly tech and stylish aesthetic that the company’s cult has grown accustomed to. Then the Apple Card arrived —...

A Look at How Rakuten (Ebates) Works in 2020 8

If there’s one website that I’ve seen come across again and again since I’ve taken an interest in personal finance matters, it’s Ebates. As Mint is to budgeting apps, Ebates is to cashback sites, as it seems to be the largest of its kind by far, boasting deals from more...

Money at 30: Money Patrol Review 2

These days there's certainly no shortage of tools that can help you build and stick to a budget, monitor your investments, and otherwise keep a better hold on your finances. The latest of these services to come to my attention is Money Patrol. Like Personal Capital and Mint before it,...

Quickbooks Self-Employed Review (2020) 12

After a turbulent tax time in 2016, Kyle decided to invest in Quickbooks Self-Employed software for himself. Now a year later he offers his review of the service and shares how it helped his save money on his tax bill this time around.

Long Game Review (2020): How the App Makes Saving Money Fun 8

Long Game is a personal finance app that rewards users for setting aside money in a savings account by allowing them to unlock games of chance that could potentially add to their stash. It's a novel concept to be sure — but does it actually work?

Money at 30: Tally Save App Review 3

Of all the different types of finance apps I review, my favorites are the kind that reward you with real money. That's why I was very intrigued when I heard about Tally Save — an application that incentivizes saving by giving users points they can cash in for gift cards....