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Empower Personal Dashboard [Personal Capital] Review

A few years ago, my wife and I opened a new chapter in our financial journey as we resolved to make 2019 the year we learned more about investing. Whether I was reading books on the subject or exploring other blogs for advice, there was one recommendation I came across again and again: Personal Capital — which is now part of Empower and is known as the Empower Personal Dashboard....
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Money at 30: Robinhood Retirement Review

During a recent earnings conference call, Robinhood's CEO Vlad Tenev revealed that the investment app would soon be introducing a retirement account platform for users. Soon after that, the platform announced more details about the offering while opening a waitlist. Now, a mere few weeks later, Robinhood Retirement is here. So what does this new IRA option have to offer? Let's look at the details of Robinhood Retirement and my...

2022 Bumped Review — Yes You Really Can Earn Stocks When You Shop Online

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 to plan, I believe the app could very well change the way we think about brand loyalty schemes, while also...

Acorns App Makes it Easy to Save and Invest

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 painless and automatic.
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Money at 30: Claritus Review

As someone who reviews a lot of apps and services, I end up keeping my money in a lot of different places. Conveniently, this also means that I get to put several aggregation tools to the test. While this has led me to more well-known services such as Mint and Personal Capital, I recently came across another tool called Claritus — which is apparently still in beta. Having spent the...
Public stock trading app

Money at 30: Public Stock Trading App Review

If you're in the market for an affordable and easy-to-use brokerage account, you're certainly not alone. Thanks in part to unique market conditions as well as the recent "Gamestonk" phenomenon (including the Robinhood fallout from the event), there seems to be a new level of excitement surrounding FinTech trading apps. This gave me the perfect excuse to revisit Public; a free trading app I've had installed on my phone for...

Acorns vs. Robinhood: Which is Better for Beginning Investors?

Acorns and Robinhood — are aimed at would-be investors who may be intimidated by the traditional world of investing. Which is better for beginners?
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SoFi Active Investing Review (2021)

Has there ever been a better time to be a newbie investor? It wasn’t long ago that trading stocks and purchasing ETFs required “a guy” who you could give orders to and they’d make it happen. Oh, but they would charge you a significant commission for the service. Cut to 2021 and things are much different. Not only has stock market trading moved online, allowing investors to make trades for...
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FedEx Announces Winners of 11th Annual 2023 Small Business Grant Contest

Nearly three months after the entry period ended, FedEx has announced the winners of its 11th annual Small Business Grant Content. This year's event saw more than $300,000 in funds going to a variety of small businesses across the nation. Last month, the company revealed 100 finalists, with that list now being narrowed down to just 10 winners. This year's grand prize winners included KindVR, The Cupcake Collection, Up In...
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Student Loan Benefit FinTech Summer Raises $6 Million

For years, student debt has been one of the most talked about financial topics. What's more, while the debt itself has become a major part of many Americans' lives, discussion of student loans has become political due to efforts to forgive certain loan repayments. However, while we wait for resolution on that front, a FinTech that brings student debt benefit solutions to employers and consumers has raised a new round...
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Health and Wellness Rewards Card Ness Partners with Whole30

In recent years, several unique rewards cards have come to market. These include offerings from FinTech startups as well as brands looking to do something special for their loyal fans. On that note, a recently-announced rewards credit card offering is now working with a popular brand to introduce new benefits for customers. This week, the Ness Card (which is issued by The Bank of Missouri) unveiled a new partnership with...
Choice Privileges Select Card

Choice Hotels, Wells Fargo Debut Choice Privileges Select Card

With spring well underway and the summer travel season now just around the corner, Choice Hotels and Wells Fargo have unveiled their latest co-branded credit card offering. Today, the two companies announced the Choice Privileges Select Mastercard. Carrying an annual fee of $95, this card will serve as the premium option in the hotel brand's new lineup. Looking at the Choice Privileges Select, it offers a mix of rewards categories....
H-E-B and Central Market  credit cards

Imprint Launches Credit Cards from H-E-B and Central Market 

The FinTech Imprint is partnering with the popular Texas-based grocery chain H-E-B for a pair of new rewards credit cards. This week saw the launch of the H-E-B Visa Signature Credit Card as well as the Central Market Visa Signature Credit Card. With these two (nearly identical) options, customers will be able to earn rewards on groceries and beyond. First, both versions of the card earn up to 5% back on select...