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Robinhood's Upcoming Checking & Savings Account Looks to Make a Splash

It's now been about a year since I first started using the free investing app Robinhood. In that time, I've been able to purchase shares of The Walt Disney Company, earn a free share of Sprint for referring a friend, and (unfortunately, at the moment) trade cryptocurrency. As much as...

Is Your Side Hustle Breaking the Rules?

When ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft started expanding, they seemed to adopt the cliche mantra "it's better to ask for forgiveness than permission" when laying out their business plans. This is to say that these novel concepts mostly launched without regulatory approval, taking their case directly to consumers in...

Choosing Charities for Your Holiday Giving

As you may or may not have known, this past Tuesday (the one following the Thanksgiving weekend) was Giving Tuesday. Meant to spur charitable giving, the day continues to grow in popularity — and, anecdotally, has inspired some to forgo the typical holiday gift exchange in favor of raising funds...

Score Up 3 Free Movie Downloads By Linking Accounts to Movies Anywhere

It's Black Friday and that means there are tons of deals and "deals" to be found online and in stores. But how many of these offers require you to spend literally nothing in order to get rewards? I'm guessing not very many — which I why I thought I'd highlight...

My Two Recent Restaurant Savings Wins

As I discussed more than a couple of times here one Money@30, my wife and I enjoy a weekly tradition we call "Together Tuesday." Typically, this date night includes treating ourselves to dinner out.  Mind you, we're not talking fancy, five-star outings — it's mostly just chain restaurants that some may...

Uber Introduces Subscription Plan in Select Markets

Just a few weeks ago, Lyft made their pitch to those thinking about going carless and relying on ridesharing by introducing a monthly subscription plan. Now Uber is following suit (although the company has tested other subscription services in the past), bringing its Ride Pass plan to select major markets. However,...
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Travel Tuesday: Caption by Hyatt Memphis Hotel Review

A few weeks ago, I had the chance to visit Memphis, Tennessee. Despite driving through the city a few times, this was my first proper visit (albeit one that was quite short). To mark the occasion, I decided to look for something that was convenient for me but that also...
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Hilton is Offering Double Points on Hotel Stays This Summer

Hilton is making it easy to earn bonus points on hotel stays this summer. For stays from May 2nd to September 2nd, Hilton Honors members can earn 2x points. All you need to do is register on the Hilton site and you'll be good to go. Of course, you will...
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2024 Solis 5G Mobile Hotspot Review

For years, I've been a regular user of Solis mobile hotspots and have used them for several international trips (and some domestic). Of course, as the years have gone on, my Solis 1 device has grown a bit old. While it still works just fine, it has been discontinued and...
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2024 Solis WiFi Hotspot Review: Using the Skyroam Solis Lite Overseas

As someone who regularly “workations” and relies on a solid Internet connection to be productive while traveling, it’s kind of crazy that I went without a WiFi hotspot for so long. That’s mostly because I had never come across a particular device that jumped out at me.  Well, that was...