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Disney+ is Here — Is it Worth Your Money?

After months of hype, this week The Walt Disney Company officially launched its streaming service dubbed Disney+. While the platform experienced some hiccups on Tuesday (the day of its debut), the company announced that it had already reached 10 million sign-ups by Wednesday — although it's worth noting that this...

Rakuten Now Lets You Earn American Express Membership Rewards Points 1

Have you ever been in a situation where your loyalty to a person, product, or brand seemed like it was actually a hindrance? Take, for example, how cable companies like to offer special deals to new customers while raising rates for their existing ones. Or social media giveaways where the...

Barclays Just Ruined My Favorite Credit Card

Welp. Part of me knew this day would come, but it's tremendously disappointing nonetheless. Earlier this week, Barclays and Uber announced some major changes to my beloved Uber Visa card. This included a multiplier decrease in my most-used category, the removal of another useful spending category, and the discontinuation of...

Is Delta's New SkyMiles Select Worth It?

After years of hopping on any airline that would have me, the last few years have found my travels mostly consolidating to one carrier: Delta. Aside from the few times I've taken advantage of Allegiant's convenient direct routes, my wife and I have happily turned to Delta for our increasingly...

The Latest Brokerage Price War is Good News for Newbie Investors 3

How quickly things can change. In just the past two weeks or so, there's been a sea change in the brokerage business. It started when Charles Schwab announced that it would be dropping its trade commission fee to $0. Almost immediately, TD Ameritrade and E*Trade followed suit, with Fidelity also...

Apparently Not All "IRS" Mail is a Scam

As much I love USPS's Informed Delivery service, it can sometimes cause me anguish. Specifically, there have now been two times when seeing what was headed to my mailbox led to several stressful hours. I should probably explain... A few weeks ago, I saw that I had some piece of...