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Funny Money: The Highs, Lows, Hustles and Flows of Video Streaming Websites

Streaming video services like Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, Hulu Plus and others provide a ton of content for a small monthly fee; which one is best?

What a magical time this is for movie fans. Now, for the first time in history, the technology exists to let us hunt down any movie we desire on video streaming websites, drop a few invisible credit card bucks, then sit back and relax to watch images on our LCD screens apologize for “buffering.” Then […]

American Airlines AAdvantage® MasterCard Review

Citi® Platinum Select® / AAdvantage® World MasterCard®

I get a lot of emails asking me about the pros and cons of individual credit cards, so my goal is to add to the perspectives we offer on some of the more popular credit cards out there. Most of my recommended credit cards are safe picks for everybody. In other words, their rewards programs […]

Kapitall: Where Stock Trading Feels Like Gaming


Kapitall is an online stock broker with a twist — video game-like trading tools and free practice accounts allow investing newbies to hone their trading skills in a fun, easy way.

How Dwolla Works to Free Online Users From Fees

Electronic payment network Dwolla eliminates fees charged by credit card networks.

In the last few months, I’ve had many a bone to pick with PayPal, which I consider eBay’s monetary equivalent of the Death Star from “Star Wars.” Whenever someone sends me money for an item I sell on eBay, PayPal sees good to take 2.9 percent on the total sale, plus 30 cents per transaction. […]

Best Cash Back Credit Cards


If you’re one of us few and proud who religiously pay your credit card balance off in full each month, you get to benefit from cash credit card rewards — the percentage of your purchases that your card will pay you back as points, miles, or even pennies. (Congrats, I guess.) The joke, of course, […]

The Best Financial iPhone Apps


Updated! Popular since we first published this list of some of the best financial iPhone apps in early 2009, we refresh this list periodically to help you keep tabs on at least a few of the best financial apps in the Appstore. -DW Personal Capital Personal Capital is quickly becoming our favorite free desktop and […]

Banking on Tap (Literally): How Smartphone Apps for Mobile Banking Stack Up

Mobile banking is getting better with smarter smartphone apps from leading banks.

Lou Carlozo is new to Money Under 30. Based in Chicago, Lou is a personal finance contributor for Reuters Money, a columnist with, and a former managing editor at AOL’s This is his first post. Welcome, Lou. -Ed. *** Hours before writing this story, I accomplished a techie first in my banking life — one […]

More Mint Alternatives: HelloWallet and PowerWallet

Hello Wallet

Although I’m just starting out in managing my own money, I’ve already figured out one aspect of my financial personality: I like my finances to be as simple as possible. I can’t stand having bank accounts at different banks, and I worry splitting up my funds will affect how I think about what money is […]

Chase Freedom Credit Card Review: The Card I Use Most


For about two years now, my wife and I have used the Chase Freedom credit card for nearly everything we buy. (I have another credit card for business expenses, but everything else goes on the Freedom card.) Long story, short, we’ve been pretty happy with this card and its rewards, although it’s slowly being outpaced by […]

Chase Sapphire® Credit Card Review


Without a doubt, the credit cards you carry can either really help you or really hurt your finances. With that in mind, I periodically take a look at new credit cards on the market and how they stack up to all the available options. Today, let’s look at the latest travel rewards cards from Chase: […]