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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.

Square Cash Card Review (2019) 12

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 33

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...

Is WalletHub Legit? A Look at WalletHub Credit Monitoring 10

WalletHub is another free credit-monitoring site similar to CreditSesame and Credit Karma. However, while WalletHub does include a number of comparable data points to those competing sites, it also offers a wealth of information and helpful tools that make it stand out from the pack. In Kyle's review he'll take...

2019 Mint Review: Much More Than Just a Budgeting App 3

Mint is a perhaps the most popular budgeting app around but, as it turns out, there's actually much more to it than that. With plenty of customization, helpful data, and easy-to-use features, Mint proves to be an essential personal finance tool for just about anyone.

2019 Credit Sesame Review: What It Tells You About Your Credit 3

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?

Money at 30: "Work Optional" Book Review

Prior to attending last year's FinCon expo, I had certainly heard about FIRE (short for "financial independence, retire early) but it wasn't until I arrived at the conference that I realized how large the movement had grown. Of course, with popularity comes backlash, as some so-called "gurus" have questioned the...

Clarity Money App Review (2019) 4

Overall I'd say that, if you really want an app to help you track your spending and stay on top of your budget, Clarity Money likely won't have everything you're looking for (perhaps try Mint instead or in addition). However, as a banking hub and a daily financial feed, the...