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"It Could Have Been Worse"

This week has not been great for me. Well, all things considered, I'm pretty sure there are few who would rank the past seven days among their best. However, in addition to all that general stress, this week we found out that my wife would need to undergo surgery for...

Don't Go Chasing APY

If you have an online bank account or other high-yield savings, chances are you got an e-mail this week informing you that your interest rate was being cut. That's thanks to the Federal Reserve cutting rates by a half-a-point in an emergency move amid the spread of COVID-19. Yes, that's...

How Adding an Authorized User to Your Card Can Benefit You (and Them) 2

First of all, I realize I've been writing about the American Express Platinum card a lot lately — but, hey, it's my shiny new toy so please bear with me. While penning my full review of the card recently, I realized there was one way I might be able to...

The Spreadsheet and Comparison Figures I Used When Buying My Used Car 3

Last summer, my wife and I decided it was time to replace our aging sedan. But, instead of buying an actual new car, we decided to shop the used market for something that would be an upgrade for us but at a decent price. Basically, the goal was to find...

Credit Karma Can Show You What Passwords You Really Need to Stop Using 2

We all know that, in order to keep your online accounts and data protected, you shouldn't reuse passwords. Of course, actually sticking to that sound advice can be a bit more challenging. Moreover, if you've since wised up and changed your ways, accounts you may have forgotten about could still...

Stock-Earning App Bumped Adds HelloFresh to Its Line-Up

Considering the number of apps I review, it's rare that I can keep track of when I first heard about the tools in question. But, in the case of Bumped, I distinctly remember scrolling through my Instagram feed when I saw an ad for an app that said it would...