Adam Morgan - Senior Finance Editor at Reviews.com

Adam Morgan is the Senior Finance Editor at Reviews.com, where he covers banking, credit cards, and fintech. His writing has been featured in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The AV Club, The Guardian, Chicago magazine, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and elsewhere. Adam subscribes to the New York Times, the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, HBO Now, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Banfield, and Comixology.

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This Online Bank Wants to Make Wednesday Your New Payday

This Online Bank Wants to Make Wednesday Your New Payday

Aug 05, 2019 | News

The trend is clear: More people than ever before are switching from traditional banks to online banks thanks to their lower fees, higher yields, and better customer service. In the United States, the first major “direct” banks to operate without physical branches were Ally, Capital One, and Discover. But over the last few years, a…

TransferWise Brings Multi-Country Banking to the U.S.

TransferWise Brings Multi-Country Banking to the U.S.

Jun 26, 2019 | News

Spending money abroad is almost always more expensive than spending money at home. Even if you’re armed with a great travel rewards card, currency exchange and bank fees add an extra “travel tax” on top of every purchase. But today, U.K.-based fintech startup TransferWise is launching a new debit card in the U.S. with lower…

The Real Reason Facebook Is Becoming a Bank

The Real Reason Facebook Is Becoming a Bank

Jun 19, 2019 | News

After months of speculation, Facebook just announced a new cryptocurrency called Libra that will launch in 2020 along with Calibra, a digital wallet for storing, spending, and sending money. Essentially, that will make Facebook the newest online bank (a booming industry already crowded with the likes of Ally, Capital One, and Discover) and an alternative…

Would Your Home Insurance Cover Godzilla Damage?

Would Your Home Insurance Cover Godzilla Damage?

May 29, 2019 | News

The last time we saw Godzilla, he destroyed the Golden Gate Bridge, flooded Honolulu with a tsunami, and caused a ton of property damage in downtown San Francisco. This weekend, he’s back in “Godzilla: King of the Monsters,” and judging from the trailers, Boston and Washington, D.C. are going to get pummeled — not just…

Insurance Experts Are Split Over Aladdin’s Magic Carpet

Insurance Experts Are Split Over Aladdin’s Magic Carpet

May 20, 2019 | News

Obviously, my biggest concern about Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” remake is how they’ll pull off a giant blue CGI Will Smith. But since I write about insurance, I can’t stop thinking about the magic carpet Aladdin uses to fly around the city of Agrabah. You know, the sentient Persian rug that makes “A Whole New World”…

John Wick Could Have Just Filed These 4 Insurance Claims

John Wick Could Have Just Filed These 4 Insurance Claims

May 14, 2019 | News

In anticipation of this Friday’s “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum,” I rewatched the first two movies and came to a startling conclusion: John Wick could have saved a lot of time, money, and lives if he knew how to read an insurance policy. Pet insurance doesn’t provide death benefits, so there’s nothing he could…

How AI Is Changing Your Home Insurance (Without You Even Knowing It)

How AI Is Changing Your Home Insurance (Without You Even Knowing It)

May 13, 2019 | News

Millions of Americans have welcomed artificial intelligence into their homes in recent years via virtual assistants like Alexa, Bixby, Cortana, and Siri. Privacy concerns aside, they’ve revolutionized the way we interact with our homes and plan our lives. But would those same Americans feel comfortable entrusting AI with their home insurance? Your answer to that…

How Much Home Insurance Do I Need?

How Much Home Insurance Do I Need?

May 09, 2019 | News

Home insurance isn’t one-size-fits-all. There are standard policy types available from all of the best home insurance companies, but you can customize your coverage levels, adjust your deductibles, add endorsements, and augment your home insurance to make sure you’ve got everything you want covered, covered. And while there is no right or wrong answer to…

Would Home Insurance Cover Your Pokémon?

Would Home Insurance Cover Your Pokémon?

May 03, 2019 | News

This May’s biggest movie, “Pokémon: Detective Pikachu,” is set in a world where humans coexist with more than 800 species of Pokémon companions. After watching the trailers, the Reviews.com team was immediately concerned with how home insurance companies would cope. In the real world, even the best home insurance companies can be picky about the breed…

Do I Need Homeowners Insurance and a Home Warranty?

Do I Need Homeowners Insurance and a Home Warranty?

Apr 25, 2019 | News

We’ll be the first to admit it — insurance can be confusing. If you own a home, you probably purchased home insurance because your mortgage lender required it. You might even be under the impression that home insurance will cover everything in your home if it’s damaged, broken, vandalized, or stolen. But that’s not actually…