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Covering Your Cash Back Bases

Over the past three years, I've learned a lot about money and how to manage my finances. Although I've found myself to be a "money nerd" who takes interest in even the most mundane of topics, one of my favorite aspects of personal finance has been figuring out ways to...

Acorns is Featured in the New Lil Nas X Video and It's Kind of Awesome

Hip hop is a genre not usually known for its messages of fiscal responsibility. This isn't to say there haven't been some songs that preach the gospel of creating wealth instead of merely sharing all the ways you can spend it, but they are comparatively few and far between. So...

Planning on Getting Disney+? Save Big With This Special Offer

At this point, it's really no secret that I am a huge Disney nerd. Thus, I'm counting down the days until Disney+ — the company's ever-expanding  upcoming streaming service — debuts on November 12th. In fact, I already signed-up for the service while attending this past weekend's D23 Expo. However,...

How Do Free Credit Monitoring Sites React to New Credit Inquiries?

Over on Dyer News, I end up doing a lot of personal finance app reviews. This includes a variety of free credit monitoring services that allow you to view your educational credit scores and give you tips for improving them. The thing is that, while I explore each of these...

Knowing When to Jump Off of a Sinking Ship

Earlier this week, the subscription service Loot Crate announced it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and had been acquired. While the news made headlines — especially since the company was one of the country's fastest-growing — I honestly could have told you a few months ago this was going...

As Digit Raises Its Fee, Try These Savings Options Instead 3

When I reviewed the automated savings app Digit a few months ago, my conclusion was the service was super clever, enjoyable, and effective but that the $2.99 fee was simply too high. Well, unfortunately, that steep price got even steeper recently as the app raised its monthly fee up to...