Beam App Review

Wanted to give a review of Beam the new checking account that offers between 2-4% Interest. It’s available in Beta for iPhone users. The accounts are FDIC Insured by Evolve Bank and Trust and linked to Beam through Synapse Technologies. Not really sure who either of them are, but didn’t bother me. Sign up process…

Savings Account Competition

Banks are starting to pay more money in interest on savings accounts. PurePoint (an affiliate of Union Bank/MUFG) is paying 1.90% on balances over $10K A new startup Beam (link to join waitlist) is offering 2%+ on Savings Accounts (that are supposedly insured by Evolve Bank). –> Review to come in a separate post. Meanwhile,…

Saving on Car Rentals

Reader Sean asked about a car rental and figured I would post some tips for getting a good price. On his 3 day rental he saved over $50 Go to Avis.com Enter in rental details and then click discount codes Try a couple of codes in this link to see which ones offer the best…

Best Card for people with no or little credit

Before opening any card make sure you will be able to pay off any card you open. The moment you miss payments, is the moment where none of these rewards are worth it. Next, look for a card with no annual fee and make a couple small purchases a month and pay it off, this…

Daily Read for 9/21

Deal: Free $20 worth of Lyft Rides for the weekend. Code to go up at 2PM. (Link) ~$350 flights to Athens (link) Listen Planet Money Podcast about the Guinness Book of World Records new business model (link)

Daily Read for 9/8

The Deal: $10 moneymaker + free food from HomeChef The Read: Sell Out – A funny well-written piece on the Gentrification in Williamsburg The Listen: Feel it Still (Zhu Remix)