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Bumped Brings Back Its Loyalty Rewards Structure, But With a Twist

Last week, I bemoaned the death of another FinTech app I enjoyed while noting that it was far from the first time I'd had to do so. Yet, in the past couple of weeks, I've now experienced quite the opposite: the unexpected returns of previously-great tools. This delightful trend began...

Reminder: Clarity Money is Closing Next Week

Friends, it's time once again to mourn the passing of a beloved FinTech tool. Following in the footsteps of other apps I loved such as Mezu and Tally Save, last month, Clarity Money announced that it would be shutting down as of March 5th. Now, with that date nearly upon...

Travel Tuesday: Living Vicariously Through myVegas

As is well documented on this site, I have a major soft spot for Las Vegas. Despite not drinking and rarely gambling (save a trip last year when my friend bankrolled me to play blackjack with him), I've always enjoyed walking The Strip and exploring the numerous hotels and casinos...

Do Allbirds Mizzles Make For a Go-To Travel Shoe? 1

As a semi-frequent traveler who looks to pack pretty light, I’m used to taking only one pair of shoes with me on any given trip. Thus, whatever shoes I’m taking with me need to not only be comfortable but also adapt to different situations — including the possibility of damp...

T-Mobile Money is Changing How Customers Earn Their 4% APY

The downside of trying and keeping up with a lot of personal finance products is that I often find myself being disappointed when tools I love either die or make major changes. This has happened more than a few times now, with victims ranging from credit cards to apps to...

Packing and Tossing: Decluttering as We Prepare to Move

A couple of weeks ago, I shared that my wife and I would be moving to a new apartment next month. While this move marks an upgrade for us, it's also a downsize as we'll be going to a one-bedroom unit from our current two-bedroom floorplan. Because of this, as...