Latest Posts

Money at 30: Robinhood Cash Management Account Review 2

It's hard to believe that it's now been more than a year since the stock trading app Robinhood announced it was launching a cash management account. That offering — then dubbed Robinhood Checking & Savings — was quickly scrapped, but the core of the idea was resurrected late last year...

Fidelity Finds Average Retirement Balances Hit Record High in 2019

During his State of the Union address a couple of weeks back, President Donald Trump continued to tout the strength of the United States economy. Indeed the stock markets did have a strong (albeit bumpy at times) year in 2019 — but how does that impact the average American? Well,...

Is the 2020 Uber Credit Card Worth Having Anymore? 7

A few years back, I got my first new credit card in probably a decade. Since that momentous occasion, I’ve received numerous credit card offers in the mail and have proceeded to throw them in the trash each and every time. I didn’t get any such mailing regarding the Uber...

Apple Pay Now Accounts for 5% of Global Card Transactions

It may have taken more than half a decade but it seems that Apple Pay is making major inroads. As Quartz reports, Apple Pay share of transactions are on the rise and could reach even larger milestones in the years ahead. Currently Apple Pay payments account for 5% of global...

Sales of Small Businesses Dip 5% in 2019

It seems that fewer small businesses changed hands last year than in 2018. According to data from brokers reporting to the business listing site BizBuySell, 9,746 businesses were bought and sold in 2019 compared to 10,312 the year prior. That marks a year over year decrease of 5.5%, snapping a three-year streak...

Money at 30: Rakuten / Ebates vs. Dosh — In 2020 Which is the Better Cashback Tool? 4

The idea of earning cash back on your purchases for seemingly no reason is one of those “if it sounds too good to be true…” triggers for many people. For evidence of this, just type in “Is Rakuten…” or “Is Dosh…” into Google and notice how “legit?” is near the...

Varo Money Gains FDIC Approval, Nears Becoming a Real Bank

Over the past few years, several FinTech companies have introduced their own banking services — rolling out savings accounts, debit cards, or both. These products are often the result of partnerships that the startups have with one or multiple banks in order to meet regulatory requirements and provide their customers...

2020 SoFi Money Review 3

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 rolled out everything from a robo-advisory platform...