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About Kevin Mercadante

Founder of OutOfYourRut.com (a blog about Careers, Business Ideas, Money & More). A regular contributor at Money Under 30, Good Financial Cents, Wallet Hacks, and Dough Roller. Learn more about Kevin at Muck Rack.

36 of the Best Passive Income Apps for 2022

One of the best forms of income is passive income. That's because it flows in while you're busy doing other things. It can provide a valuable second income, that you can use to fund your retirement plan, get out of debt, or save up for your next vacation. With the dozens of passive income apps available, you can find one for just about any income venture you can think of. Some are truly passive--you invest money or create a product … [Read more...]

Betterment vs. Wealthfront: Which is the Better Robo-Advisor in 2022?

Betterment vs Wealthfront: these are the two largest and best-known independent providers in the robo-advisor space. They’re also two of the earliest entries to the field. Because of that, they've evolved to the point where they have far more services than what is offered by the typical robo-advisor. Betterment and Wealthfront are automated online investment platforms. Both charge a low annual advisory fee and manage your … [Read more...]

M1 Finance Review 2022 | What’s the Catch with Free?

  If you've been fascinated with the idea of robo-advisors, but still prefer to go the do-it-yourself route, you need to check out M1 Finance. It’s a robo-advisor for sure, but one with a unique twist: you choose your own investments. That's the self-directed part. But once you choose your investments, you get all the benefits of a robo-advisor. M1 Finance then manages your portfolio for you, including periodic rebalancing and … [Read more...]

Personal Capital vs Mint: Which is Better for Understanding Your Investments?

Are you looking to get more control over your financial situation? Personal Capital and Mint both give you an overview of your spending and investments but in different ways. Mint is primarily an aggregator and budgeting app, while Personal Capital is mainly an aggregator and investment management platform--but also offers limited budgeting capabilities. Let's take a look at both services in detail, so you can decide who is the … [Read more...]

Start Investing According to Your Values with Stash Invest (Our Review)

  Many people have trouble getting started investing. There are often high balance requirements that make it difficult to even open an account, let alone actually start investing. If you’ve been having difficulty getting out of the investment starting gate, you can get plenty of help through an app known as Stash Invest. Stash will enable you to invest in fully constructed investment portfolios that are consistent with your … [Read more...]

Liberty HealthShare vs Medi-Share | Which is Best in 2022?

Important: At this point there are too many consumer complaints and legal issues surrounding Liberty HealthShare for us to even give them consideration. Point blank, we don't recommend them. Check out our reviews of Medi-Share or Christian Healthcare Ministries. With the explosion in the cost of health insurance in the past few years, Christian health sharing ministries are becoming increasingly popular. Two of the most popular are: Liberty HealthShare … [Read more...]

Liberty HealthShare Review 2022

Important: We've received a large number of negative comments about Liberty Healthshare, and their legal troubles are not a good sign. If you're looking for another option, we recommend Medishare. Read our review of Medishare. Stratospheric health insurance premiums have become practically cliche in recent years. So much so, that even eight years into the rollout of Obamacare, millions of Americans continue to go without health … [Read more...]