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American Express Adds Benefits to Platinum Card, Raises Annual Fee

One of the top-tier premium cards in the United States just got a little more premium. This morning, American Express officially announced a refresh for its popular Platinum Card. These changes include a slew of new benefits alongside a change in price for the product. Starting with the biggest news,...

Credit Sesame Adding Credit Building Abilities to Debit Card Product

For years, building credit has been a bit of a Catch-22, in that establishing credit first requires consumers to obtain credit. This reality is something that several FinTechs have taken note of, with a growing number now offering their own solutions. The latest platform to take a swing at addressing...

Money at 30: Current Banking Review

I like to fancy myself a bit of an aficionado when it comes to FinTechs and neobanks, seeing as I've reviewed plenty of them in the past. Yet, while I may have heard of some such options, I'm occasionally taken aback at just how big some of these players are....

BNPL Platform Afterpay Rolls Out Pulse Rewards to All Customers

Love them or hate them, "buy now, pay later" (BNPL) options have exploded in recent years. Services such as Klarna, Affirm, Quadpay, and others allow consumers to finance purchases without paying interest, provided that they pay off the balance within a few weeks. Now, one BNPL platform is rolling out...

Digital Wealth Technology Firm Marstone Closes $5 Million Round

Even as the world of FinTech has seen its fair share of so-called "megadeals" in recent months, there have been plenty of early-round investments to be found as well. The latest in this latter category comes from Marstone, which just announced a $5 million round. The Series A was led...

Retirement Goal Confidence Rebounds After Mid-Pandemic Drop

After a year that challenged Americans mentally, physically, and financially, things are beginning to get back to normal. In turn, it looks as though future retirees are feeling far more optimistic than they did a few months ago. According to a Schwab Retirement Plan Services survey of 401(k) plan participants,...

2021 Bumped Review — Yes You Really Can Earn Stocks When You Shop 14

With a stellar line-up of brands on board and an easy-to-use platform, Bumped has quickly become one of my favorite financial apps to use. With Bumped still in its public beta phase, I'm very much looking forward to seeing what happens with the app from here. If all goes according...

Six Flags and Credit One Debut Co-Branded Rewards Credit Card

With the summer now underway and domestic travel making a big comeback, one major amusement park chain is launching a co-branded credit card product. This week, Six Flags announced a partnership with Credit One Bank. The result is the new Credit One Bank Six Flags Rewards Visa. In terms of...