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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...

Why Your Online Bank Might Have Decreased Their APY This Week

In case you didn't hear, earlier this week the Federal Reserve made big news by cutting interest rates for the first time in more than a decade. While this might seem like the kind of top-level economic news that doesn't affect most people's wallets, that's far from the case. In...

Zero Opens Its Debit-Style Credit Card to All

What if a credit card offered a "debit-style experience" that would help prevent cardholders from racking up debt? That's the big idea behind Zero's new Zerocard. If that name and pitch sound familiar, it's probably because Zero has been rolling out the product in recent weeks, working through the large...

Equifax Probably Owes You Money — Here's How to Claim It

Remember about two years ago when one of the three major credit bureaus, Equifax, announced it had experienced a data breach? You know, the one that exposed the sensitive information of more than 140 million Americans? Well, this week, it was announced that the company will try to make it...