Reviews

We test drive products and services so you don't have to. This archive shares all the product and service reviews on the site, including ratings, pros, cons, and more.

We don't always love a product or service but when we do, we'll be sure to tell you what we like, what we don't, and who we think the ideal user is. We also share alternatives just in case you aren't a perfect fit but might be for something else.

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Cleo Review: The Money App that Talks Back

Cleo is a budgeting app that does more than just budget. It can also help you build savings, benefit from cash advances, and even help build your credit. But how does it compare to other top budgeting and savings apps, like You Need a Budget or Acorns? Find out in this Cleo Review.

SaveBetter Review 2023: Is SaveBetter Legit?

SaveBetter is a new savings account platform that gathers industry-leading offers from its FDIC-insured banking partners. The savings and CD rates you get through SaveBetter are often higher than what’s available to the general public. In this SaveBetter review, I analyze their offers and let you know how good the savings rates are and if the platform is legit.

Barclays Bank Review 2023: High Rates for Savings

Everyone wants a great interest rate on their savings. But along with a good return, it's important to do business with a bank that's accessible and trustworthy. In this review of Barclays US online bank, I'll cover the strengths and weaknesses, and present you with a few online banking alternatives to consider.

Wells Fargo Active Cash Card Review

Cash back credit cards offer flexibility by giving you several ways to redeem your rewards. Most cards allow you to apply your earnings as a statement credit, purchase gift cards and other merchandise, and receive cash payments via a check or bank account deposit. The Wells Fargo Active CashSM Card is no different.

Reflex Mastercard Review: Better Credit for a Price

The Reflex Mastercard is a secured credit card designed for those trying to build or rebuild their credit. It's easy to qualify for, and you gain access to several Mastercard benefits. But can Reflex compete with other top cards from Capital One, Indigo, or Chime? I cover all of this and more in this Reflex Mastercard review.

Indigo Platinum Mastercard Review: Is it Worth the Cost?

Designed to help you build credit, the Indigo Platinum Mastercard discloses your annual fee and APR before you apply. And unlike a secured credit card, you won't have to contribute a security deposit. In this Indigo Platinum Mastercard review, I cover the card's features, including the positives and negatives, and share some Indigo Mastercard alternatives.

Monarch Money Review: Create a Plan for Your Money

Are you looking for a financial app that can track banking accounts, help you budget, and suggest ways to improve your finances? Monarch Money is a popular budgeting app that can monitor your financial progress and make it easier to plan for the future. This Monarch Money review covers the various financial tools available to you.

Freecash Review: Is Freecash the Top Site to Make Money?

Freecash is a get-paid-to site that's putting a unique spin on the concept of GPT sites by incorporating rewards like crypto. But as a relative newcomer to the scene, can Freecash compete with the top GPT sites? In this Freecash review, we’ll show you how it works and help you decide whether or not Freecash is for you. 

Brigit Review: Credit Builder Loans, Cash Advances, and More

There are many personal finance apps with tools designed to help you recover your footing and build a stronger financial future. One such app is Brigit. In this Brigit Review, I’ll cover their various products and services, share some pros and cons, and let you know who Brigit is best suited for.

Destiny Card Review: Rebuild Your Credit without a Security Deposit

Unlike many credit builder products, the Destiny Mastercard is an unsecured credit card that lets you build credit with the three major credit bureaus. In this Destiny card review, I’ll tell you why I think it’s worth considering, especially if you don’t want to set aside cash for a credit card security deposit.

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