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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.

Rakuten vs. Ebates — What's Changing With the Cashback Tool 2

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...

2019 Discover It Card Review: Still Feeling “It” After All These Years 24

Many months ago now, following what I called my financial awakening, I found that I was suddenly in the market for a new rewards credit card. This led me to start researching various cards before ultimately landing on my final choice: the Discover It card. Before we get into my...

Money at 30: A Look at Turo and How You Can Make Money With Your Car 6

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...

Money at 30: Hurdlr Review — How Does it Compare to Quickbooks Self-Employed? 3

Love it or hate it, the gig economy has changed the way millions of Americans manage their money. While many of us may be used to having taxes withheld from our paychecks and only filing returns once a year, those who are technically self-employed need to consider their taxes throughout...

2019 Pay with GasBuddy Review: Yes, You Can Legitimately Save Money Every Time You Fill 26

Put simply, the value proposition of Pay with GasBuddy is that you can use a special card that's accepted at most gas stations in order to save a few cents off of every gallon of gas you buy. That sounds good — almost too good, if you think like me.

Square Cash Card Review (2019) 11

Have you ever owned something for years before one day you suddenly discovered a super useful function you never knew it had? That’s essentially what happened to me with Square Cash. Despite downloading the app long ago, I apparently didn’t keep up with its growing power and ability to save...

Acorns App Makes it Easy to Save and Invest 31

We’ve all probably heard it said that the key to building wealth is investing. Unfortunately, especially among those of a younger generation, getting started with investing can seem intimidating, preventing many from even trying. Enter Acorns — a mobile app that looks to make investing not only easy but also...

Money at 30: 2019 Self Lender Review 3

Let's face it: in today's society, credit is important. Whether you want to buy a car, get a new mobile phone plan, own a home, or even rent an apartment, your lack of credit could prove problematic. Making matters worse, establishing credit can be a bit of a Catch 22...