Capital One Venture Credit Card: Still Tops for Travel Rewards

The Capital One Venture and VentureOne credit cards are excellent values for travel rewards.

We give the Capital One Venture Credit Card a top spot among travel rewards cards. Choose between a no annual fee card that pays 1.25 miles on every purchase or earn double miles for a modest annual fee.

Angie’s List Review: An Inexpensive Way To Find The Best Contractors (And More)

Angie's List review: Find the best contractors

Lauren and I subscribed to Angie’s List — a paid review site for contractors — when we bought our first home. For the price, the service has been invaluable for finding the best help fast.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University: An Unbiased Review

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Wondering if Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is for you? Ramsey motivates millions to get out of debt, but his program’s not perfect.

Moven My Cash Around: My Experience Using the Moven App


The Moven app is a new contender in the area of budgeting and spend tracking programs. Unlike many, Moven is not free, but offers some perks that others do not. Is it worth it? I’ve been using Moven for the past few weeks; here’s my take.

Scottrade Review: A Friendly Online Broker for New Investors

Scottrade is one of our recommended brokers for young investors.

Want to open a brokerage account or IRA but are unsure where to turn? Scottrade offers a solid choice with $7 trades, no minimum opening deposit for retirement accounts, and over 460 branches around the U.S.

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 […]

Toshl Review: A Beautifully Simple Manual Budgeting App


A reader recently let me know about Toshl, a budgeting app available online and for iPhone and Android (thanks, Rachel!) In a sentence, Toshl is a manual budgeting and spend-tracking app with a beautiful design and intuitive user experience. As far as no-strings-attached budgeting and spend tracking, Toshl might be the best I’ve seen yet. […]

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.

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, […]

Credit Sesame Review: A Free Tool for Improving Your Credit

Credit Sesame is a new free service that helps you track your credit score and manage your debts.

Credit Sesame is new service providing free credit score tracking and ways to organize your existing debts so you can identify opportunities to pay them off faster. It’s like Credit Karma meets Debt Goal meets LendingTree. Credit Sesame gives you: