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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.

Walmart+: Is it Worth It? What the Paid Subscription Offers

For nearly two decades, Amazon Prime has grown from a niche membership to a ubiquitous must-have for consumers. Because of this, when retail giant Walmart launched Walmart+, many saw it as their attempt at taking on Prime. But, does the service actually compare? If you're curious about Walmart+ and what it has to offer, let's take a closer look at the benefits as well as my personal experience as a...
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Money at 30: Nexit App Review

Spoiler alert: Nexit is the road trip app I’ve waited for all my life. Okay, the “all my life” part may be slightly hyperbolic since apps weren’t really a thing in 1986 when I was born — but it’s been a long time. While map apps allow you to look up how far you are from a given business and other services like GasBuddy aim you toward cheap gas stations,...
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Money at 30: Basket App Review

It's helpful to not have to make trips to multiple stores just to stock up on food. At the same time, it can be difficult to determine which store in your area will give you the best price once all of the items on your list are taken into consideration. That's where the app Basket aims to make your life a little easier and save you money at the same...

Is Amazon Prime Worth It? What You Get for Your Money

Prospective members should be aware that the beloved two-day shipping does not apply to every item on the site and that Prime's entertainment offerings might not be enough to satisfy everyone's TV craving. However, with a free 30 day trial and a monthly payment option after that, there's really no harm in taking Amazon Prime on a test run — especially on Prime Day — to see how it works...

Lending Club Review

While the average American has likely never heard of the term "FinTech" they may at least be familiar with some of the field's applications. Thanks to highly publicized campaigns on crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo the idea of raising funds on the internet no longer seems that strange. Still some may have questions about lenders like Lending Club that use a similar concept to offer personal and small business...

App Review: Like the Store Itself, Walmart's App is a One-Stop Shop

First off, I don't frequent Walmart very often. This is mainly because the chain is actually pretty sparsely located around Los Angeles. However I've recently found myself interested in their proprietary mobile payment solution cleverly dubbed Walmart Pay, which recently rolled out nationwide. As a result I decided to download the retail giant's app, head to their recently-opened Supercenter in Burbank, California and see how it all worked. Before I made it to...
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A Guide to Building Credit and Increasing Your Credit Scores

When it comes to credit, there’s some good news. The average credit score in the United States has been steadily rising in recent years, coming in at 715 in 2023. That may be because, today, consumers not only have more ways to access their credit reports and scores than ever before but also because there are an increasing number of options that Americans have for building credit in the first...

2024 SoFi Checking and Savings Review

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. Lately it seems as though that theme has been sent into overdrive as the company has not only become a household name thanks to its stadium naming rights deal but also because of the company’s continued product expansions. The most interesting development in my mind...
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Brim Financial Raises $85 Million as It Eyes Global Expansion

Toronto-based FinTech infrastructure startup Brim Financial has announced a new funding round. About the round: Brim has revealed an $85 million round. The Series C was led by EDC Investments while new investor Vistara Growth and returning investors White Owl Group, Epic Ventures, and Zions Bank also participated. To date, the company has now raised $110 million including a Series B in 2021. According to Brim, the latest funding will...
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Chase Reveals Q2 2024 Freedom 5%(+) Bonus Categories

Chase has announced its bonus category picks for the second quarter of 2024 — including some interesting twists. About the categories: As April approaches, Chase has revealed what categories Freedom and Freedom Flex cardholders can earn bonuses on. From April 1st through June 30th, customers can earn 5% (or more) in three categories: Amazon.com, Hotels, and Restaurants. Similar to how Chase embraced a "New Year, New Me" theme last quarter,...
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Bilt Announces Home Collection Deal for May 2024 Rent Day

For May's Rent Day, Bilt is offering a deal that will allow members to decrease their rent bill while also adding to their home decor. About the Home Collection offer: Bilt has crafted a unique Rent Day offer for May 2024. Through the 1st, when Bilt members redeem their points toward rent payments, they'll receive the same number of points to be used toward Bilt Home Collection items. To take...