Alivia McAtee - Contributing Writer at Reviews.com

Alivia McAtee is a contributing writer for Reviews.com. When she isn’t covering the best services for Reviews.com, she’s probably running or eating dessert (because balance). Alivia’s current subscriptions she couldn’t live without include Amazon Prime, Birchbox, and Classpass.

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Commission-Free Trading is Here. This is What Millennial Investors Should Know.

Commission-Free Trading is Here. This is What Millennial Investors Should Know.

Oct 23, 2019 | News

Easy, free, mobile-friendly. Those aren’t words typically associated with investing in the stock market – something big brokers have been recently trying to change. On Oct. 1, Peter Crawford, CFO of Charles Schwab, announced the company would reduce online trade commission fees to $0. In the days after the Charles Schwab announcement (and mere hours…

Tips and Tools for Going Back to School

Tips and Tools for Going Back to School

Aug 29, 2019 | News

Summer is coming to a close and kids everywhere are heading back to school. Whether you’re sending little ones down the street or college students across the state or country, it can be a stressful time. We did our homework and rounded up some resources and recommendations to help you ease back into school year…

Survey: 73% Of People Are Satisfied With the Outcome of Their Home Warranty Claims

Survey: 73% Of People Are Satisfied With the Outcome of Their Home Warranty Claims

Aug 26, 2019 | News

Many homeowners are all too familiar with Murphy’s Law: what can go wrong will go wrong. For many homeowners, and especially those in the first year of owning a new home, a home warranty can save you money when things break.  If you’ve been wondering if you need a home warranty, we have good news….

We Know Tech Companies are Listening In, But Does It Matter?

We Know Tech Companies are Listening In, But Does It Matter?

Aug 22, 2019 | News

One by one, the big tech companies have been called out for hiring human contractors to listen to personal data in order to improve their artificial intelligence. It started with Amazon back in April, and eventually Google, Apple, and Facebook were all facing the same allegations. It can sometimes feel like every week (or in…

Study: White Americans More Likely Than Minorities to Say Home Warranty Claims Were Approved

Study: White Americans More Likely Than Minorities to Say Home Warranty Claims Were Approved

Aug 22, 2019 | News

White Americans are more likely to say their home warranty claims were approved than minorities, a Reviews.com survey shows. The survey, which Reviews.com commissioned and was carried out by YouGov, surveyed 2,584 people who had bought warranties for their homes. Of the respondents, 73% of white Americans reported that all of their claims were approved,…

Elon Musk Wants to Install a ‘Money Printer’ On Your Roof

Elon Musk Wants to Install a ‘Money Printer’ On Your Roof

Aug 19, 2019 | News

While most of us were sleeping Sunday morning, Elon Musk was tweeting. In a series of threads around 5:30 a.m. (EST), the entrepreneur announced his company, Tesla, had re-launched Tesla Solar with a new panel rental service in addition to the option to purchase panels. “LMK what you think…” read Musk’s tweet.  According to Musk,…

Spotify’s New Family Plan Gives Power to the Parents

Spotify’s New Family Plan Gives Power to the Parents

Aug 19, 2019 | News

Spotify announced Monday it will upgrade its existing Spotify Premium Family plan to include expanded features. The new version is currently available in Ireland and will roll out everywhere else this fall, the company said.  One of the biggest changes in the new plan is what Spotify describes as a “long-requested” parental control feature. Parents…

It’s Cool to #Cancel – Unless You Can’t

It’s Cool to #Cancel – Unless You Can’t

Aug 13, 2019 | News

Signing up for a new service has become almost second nature these days. From the time you visit the website to the final “complete your purchase” button, the whole process usually takes a matter of minutes. Before you know it, you’ve got a flock of monthly expenses in exchange for services like curated boxes delivered…

Raised on Technology, ‘Parennials’ Must Find Balance With Their Own Kids

Raised on Technology, ‘Parennials’ Must Find Balance With Their Own Kids

Aug 09, 2019 | News

Millennials, they grow up so fast. The commonly maligned generation made up of those born between 1981-1996 is getting older: the oldest are now approaching 40. So they must be settling down, starting a family, and raising kids, right? Not exactly. According to a report from the Pew Research center, millennial women are waiting longer…

Empower Bank CEO Hopes to Democratize Banking with AI

Empower Bank CEO Hopes to Democratize Banking with AI

Aug 08, 2019 | News

The relationship between finance and technology is getting pretty serious. Big tech companies are increasingly offering financial services, and banks are increasingly drawing on new technologies. Traditional banks have added AI technology to their existing interfaces while disruptors have built their businesses around it. At Empower Bank, AI is more than just a means to…